On February 25, Big Hit Entertainment invests in AI audio technology company, Supertone. The investment aims to enhance its technology and create new global digital content.
Big Hit Entertainment Invests in AI Audio Technology Company “Supertone”
Big Hit Entertainment has invested in Supertone, AI audio technology company, with a value of 4 billion KRW (3.6 million USD). Supertone is one of the leading artificial intelligence (AI) audio companies in South Korea.
Supertone company was founded in the year 2020. It offers the first voice synthesis, voice separation, and enhancement technology for singing and acting in the world. Further, it’s not only an AI technology development company but also a research institute.
In 2020, Supertone was one of the top 100 global companies in Samsung NEXT Synthetic Media Landscape. In the same year, they signed an R&D contract with Big Hit Entertainment.
Recently, Supertone participated in TV programs such as MNet’s “One more time” and SBS’s “AI vs. Human. Both of the shows showed AI technology applied to reproduce the singers’ voices who already passed away.
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Big Hit Entertainment HQ CEO Park Ji Won stated that they plan to create digital content with Supertone.
“We are looking ahead to the synergy between Big Hit’s IP (intellectual property) and Supertone’s technology. With close cooperation between the two companies, we will work hard to create digital content that offers comfort and inspire the fans.”
Supertone CEO Lee Hyo Gu shared what fans could anticipate with Supertone and Big Hit Entertainment’s new collaboration.
“We are pleased to partner with Big Hit Entertainment, a leader in the global entertainment market. We will boost the globalization of our AI technology through our partnership with Big Hit. Also, to assist Korean companies in maintaining the high-quality in the global digital content and production.”
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