Stephen Cue

Gigmor Pro New Releases: Stephen Cue – Haunting (Feat. Jungle Ship)

Stephen Cue is a budding recording artist specializing in Pop and Soul from Dallas, Texas. Stephen comes from humble beginnings where he began singing and leading praise and worship at his local church. He tells us his passion is to inspire others and wants to touch people’s hearts in a positive way through music. 

Stephen grew up inspired by artists such as Fred Hammond and Tye Tribbet and senses that his audience can hear their influence in his music. As he grew as a musician, he discovered more artists to take inspiration from, such as Musiq Soulchild, Ludacris, Marvin Gaye, and Kanye West. 

The emotions in his recent song “Haunting” are drawn from heartbreak and the failed relationships or missed opportunities that come with the struggles of navigating our lives. Stephen tells us that the song is about the feeling of losing a part of yourself, the moment of hitting the bottom, but taking the power back into your own hands. In the end, it’s okay to admit you are going through tough times, but you also have the strength to get through. 

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Meet Your New AI-Powered Vocalist “Holly+”

Holly Herndon is a 41-year old Sound Artist based in Berlin, Germany. She is partnering with music company Never Before Heard Sounds to produce a “digital twin” of her own voice, titled Holly+, that creators across the world can manipulate to create their own custom vocal parts and instruments. Similarly to our previously reported Jay-Z deepfake story, Holly has entered a multitude of different sounds in the Holly+ digital library for others to use to create their own custom works.

Holly+ uses “Machine learning technology to reproduce audio in a computer generated approximation of Holly Herndon’s natural singing voice.” Users can upload up to 5 minutes of polyphonic audio into Holly+ and that audio will then be recreated with Holly’s distinctive digital voice. Holly+ is a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) in which all users will get to own the IP for their creation, but all funds earned will be directed back into the organization to further the development of the service and will be shared amongst all artists on the site. 

Holly claims that “Vocal deepfakes are here to stay.” To learn more and make your own creation using Holly’s voice, check out

Olivia Rodrigo

Olivia Rodrigo Gives Songwriting Credits To Paramore On ‘Good 4 U’

Months after the initial release, Olivia Rodrigo has quietly added Hayley Williams and Josh Farro of Paramore to the list of songwriters for the song “Good 4 U” alongside herself and producer Daniel Nigro. The change occurred on ASCAP on Tuesday, August 24th, 2021 after listeners noticed the melodies of Rodrigo’s song and 2007 hit “Misery Business” by Paramore sound alike. 

Williams reacted to being given songwriter credits over her Instagram story on the 24th as well. “Good 4 U” is not the first song to have the list of songwriters updated, however. In July of this year, Rodrigo’s songs “Deja Vu”  and “1 Step Forward, 3 Steps Back” also awarded songwriting credits to powerhouses Taylor Swift and Jack Antonoff after critics found the songs to be interpolations of Swift’s songs “Cruel Summer” and “New Years Day” respectively. 

According to Songtrust, the difference between sampling a song and interpolating a song is that when sampling, you “Must get permission for a master use license from the owner of the master recording… and permission for a copyright license from the owner of the underlying composition.” When interpolating a song, you “Only need to get permission from the owner of the underlying composition since you are just featuring the underlying composition — not the original recording — in your new song.” This means that Rodrigo could have easily rephrased the lyrics of the aforementioned songwriters and classified them as her own. Rodrigo has mentioned several times before in interviews that she takes inspiration from Taylor Swift and Hayley Williams.

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