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IBM Unveils AI Stories with watsonx to Enhance the Digital Fan Experience for 66th Annual GRAMMY Awards®

New AI-powered solution will accelerate and scale the Recording Academy®'s editorial content capabilities around Music's Biggest Night®
Jan 25, 2024

ARMONK, N.Y., Jan. 25, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today introduced AI Stories with IBM watsonx, a generative AI solution co-created alongside the Recording Academy® to generate and scale editorial content around GRAMMY® nominees before and during the 66th Annual GRAMMY Awards®.

Each year, nominees are celebrated in coverage across GRAMMY.com and GRAMMY social channels. Using AI Stories, powered by IBM's AI and data platform watsonx, the Recording Academy editorial team will be able to expand its coverage of GRAMMY-nominated artists, ultimately creating a more personalized digital experience that further connects millions of music fans with the artists they love while also introducing them to new ones.

Example of AI Stories with watsonx on GRAMMYs social media channels

The produced content will consist of social-ready assets as well as longer-form coverage that will appear across GRAMMY digital platforms. Fans will be able to engage with the AI-generated content during GRAMMY livestream events – including moments on the red carpet, throughout the GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony®, with the limo and fashion cams, and more – through an interactive widget available on live.grammy.com

Example of AI Stories with watsonx on live.grammy.com

To create the AI-generated content, the Recording Academy editorial team will utilize an AI Content Builder dashboard using AI language models hosted in the watsonx.ai studio and trained using the Recording Academy's own trusted data and brand guidelines. The team will engage with the dashboard through prompts to produce detailed insights on the various GRAMMY nominees including their philanthropic endeavors, cultural influence and other career highlights.

Example of AI Stories with watsonx on GRAMMYs social media channels

"Through our long-standing partnership, IBM is proud to continue co-creating new solutions with the Recording Academy to digitally transform their most important work – whether it's improving the membership experience, increasing engagement with fans, or celebrating artists with expanded and customized editorial coverage around Music's Biggest Night®," said Jonathan Adashek, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications at IBM. "AI Stories with watsonx is a powerful example of how AI can help drive productivity gains in a wide variety of use cases." 

"The ability to customize and scale our work ahead of Music's Biggest Night is crucial as we look to bring the magic of the GRAMMY Awards to fans worldwide," said Adam Roth, Senior Vice President, Partnerships & Business Development at the Recording Academy. "We are thrilled to continue our partnership with IBM to deploy cutting-edge solutions that unlock new possibilities for our digital content and beyond this GRAMMY season." 

IBM has been the official Cloud and AI Partner of the Recording Academy for over seven consecutive years. In addition to AI Stories with IBM watsonx, IBM Consulting has worked closely with the Recording Academy and Latin Recording Academy® to co-create new solutions that will enhance its business operations and create a more personalized digital experience for each of its 24,000 members.

Explore AI Stories with IBM watsonx on grammy.com or on the Recording Academy social channels including Facebook and Instagram.

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Sarah Benchaita
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