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What do musicians think about AI and Technology?

AI's impact on music, a coffee break is good for mental health and you are never too big to not create a job description

“If you are tired take a break, but don’t quit.”


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In today’s email:

  • Job News: Rage Against the AI Machinery ⚙️

  • Overheard at coffee: Take a coffee break, but don’t quit #mentalhealth ☕️

  • Trending AI Tools: Game over. Apple plans to active AI for new iPhones. Now Grandma is on board with AI. 🧓🏻

  • Hot Jobs: (keep scrolling down ⬇️)

  • Recruiting Fails: Not writing the job description happens more often than you think

Job News

Currently, the music industry is experiencing significant upheaval due to concerns over artificial intelligence's impact on creativity and intellectual property. Notably, high-profile artists such as Nicki Minaj, Billie Eilish, and Katy Perry, among a collective of 200 musicians, have rallied together to issue a call to action. They urge technology companies and developers to respect their artistic contributions and avoid actions that could devalue their work.

Historically, technological advancements have profoundly transformed the arts. From the ancient cave paintings of Native Americans, which preceded the invention of paper, to the digital artworks created on computers today, each leap forward has reshaped artistic expression. The early 2000s marked a pivotal moment with the advent of file-sharing platforms, significantly impacting how music is accessed and valued. This trend has often left artists feeling marginalized, as they struggle to secure fair compensation for their work.

Music, inherently personal and subjective, demands considerable effort and creativity to produce. What resonates as melodious to one person may not appeal to another, underscoring the challenge of crafting universally appealing music. Despite these obstacles, musicians continually strive to entertain and connect with their audience.

Reflecting on the past, there's a concerning pattern where artists frequently find themselves at a disadvantage in the digital age. Platforms like Spotify and Pandora have transformed music consumption, yet the financial rewards for artists remain minimal. The average streaming royalty rate, a mere $0.0038 per song, highlights the economic challenges musicians face in monetizing their art.

Why it matters? The current resistance against AI in music underscores a critical juncture for the industry. Musicians are not only fighting to protect their livelihoods but also to preserve the authenticity and emotional depth of human-created music. As we stand at this crossroads, it's imperative to closely monitor how AI integration might shape the future of music. Whether a transient trend or a lasting shift, the debate over AI's role in music creation represents a pivotal moment for artists, consumers, and technology developers alike.

Overheard at coffee ☕️

Relax and take a coffee break. In the zany world of work, where coffee is the official currency and "reply all" is everyone's favorite button to hate, a new hero has emerged: mental health awareness…

Yes, amidst the jungle of cubicles and the endless Zoom calls where someone is always accidentally muted, companies have finally realized that the brain is part of the body and, shockingly, needs care too!

Leading the charge in the crusade for cranium care are some of the usual suspects. Google, not content with just organizing the world's information, decided to tackle our brain fuzz by offering things like on-site counseling—because nothing says "I care" like talking about your feelings next to the ping-pong table. 

Then there’s Starbucks, giving its baristas access to free therapy sessions; because nothing spells stress like misspelling "Jenniffer" on a venti latte. And let’s not forget Salesforce, which installed mindfulness zones in their offices. That's right, spaces dedicated to thinking about nothing... or everything. Who’s to say?

What we're witnessing is the dawn of an era where talking about your mental health at work is becoming as normal as complaining about the printer being jammed again. These companies are setting the bar high, proving that it’s possible to be both a powerhouse in the market and a haven for employee well-being.

Most likely, you are not Google, Starbucks or some other big company. A less expensive and easier alternative is to just take a coffee break.

That’s right. Don’t quit or let your brain hurt. Take a coffee break and come back to your work.

🚀 Everyone can stop chasing AI tools now, Apple will trump everything…

Apple’s AI master plan will be rolled out at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference on June 10. Whether you are an Apple user or not, they are planning a big overhaul to the iPhone’s software and before we know it Siri will be in charge of our cats and dogs. 

This is a big deal because it will put AI into the hands of billions of new users. This could be the next defining moment for Apple. Anything is better than a new phone charger.

🔥 Hot Jobs - $1K Referral Fee

Recruiting Fails: In a rush to fill a position? Don’t act like a Big Dumb Company and skimp on a crucial step. At Ramp we have a few big name clients who struggle to do something simple, like create a job description, but we help that create a job description.

Crafting a detailed job description and aligning with the hiring team on the candidate profile. The oversight was glaring when the recruiter proudly presented his "perfect" hire, only to discover they lacked key skills the team deemed essential. 

A clear, comprehensive job description and team alignment aren't just paperwork; they're the foundation of a successful hire. Do not underestimate the power of getting the basics right.

Do you have recruiting Fail Stories? Reply with your epic fails – we'll feature them. Own your blunders, embrace vulnerability, and let's all level up together.

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