Applying IoT in the Music Industry


The music industry is now having an experience with the Internet of Things and its impact is said to be a good one / Photo by: Free-Photos via Pixabay


The widening reach of the Internet of Things has caused a dramatic impact on business operations and even in the creative endeavors in the music industry, which has also embraced the advancing technology to a greater degree with discussions and developments of innovative applications.

These advancements push the music industry toward the Internet of Musical Things (IoMusT), showing the driving force of IoT in the music industry, this according to tech news site IoT For All.

"The IoMusT carries the potential to contribute to the music industry in a multitude of ways," the tech news site explains. Some of these ways include smart instruments, enhancement of performance and recording, support in composing, advancement in streaming recommendations, and more.

One such IoT device for music is Prizm, which picks out the perfect music to play for users in every given scenario. IoT For All says technology gathers the user's interaction with Prizm and uses this data for their music preference based on different contexts.

In fact, the device is capable of recognizing the people in the room, as well as sense their mood, allowing Prizm to modify the music selection in order to suit each particular situation.

Meanwhile, musicians and other music enthusiasts would want to check out Arterfacts' smart musical instrument that connects to IoT. The innovation allows users to play a variety of musical instruments like the keyboard, percussion, wind, and string either through an attached touchscreen and mouthpiece or through the user's movement.

The musical device can be configured to match how physical instruments would be played, mimicking the real thing without having to make any additional purchase.

Another innovative IoMusT device is the Music: Not Impossible (M:NI), which allows deaf music fans to "hear" music via the vibrations through their skin. These vibrations, according to the tech news site, provide users what the company calls a true "surround body" experience.

Avnet and Not Impossible Labs collaborated and developed this wireless wearable system that produces zero-latency vibrations that allow hearing-impaired users to attend a live concert while feeling in sync with the music being played.

Remote recording isn't a new concept, but IoT solutions offer impressive enhancements to this. Music production application Ohm Studio provides musicians with the capacity to produce music via the internet, allowing, for instance, a band to record a song together even if they are physically in different studio locations.