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  • What is LifeScore?

    LifeScore is a new way to experience music. Our endlessly adaptive music platform creates unique, real-time soundtracks for every journey. From the iconic Abbey Road Studios in London, we work with world-class musicians and composers to record and compose musical building blocks. That musical raw material is then processed by our proprietary AI platform to generate soundtracks that adapt to the listener's environment and inputs, creating an authentic and interactive musical experience that is unique every time you engage it.

  • How it works?

    Raw Materials

    We start with world-class composers and musicians composing and performing the music that is organized as composable building blocks, our core audio assets. The technology weaves these materials into music that suits a purpose, to help the listener feel something. The sounds that comprise the music - the notes and beats and other elements - are not computer generated. They sound like real instruments played by talented musicians because that is exactly what they are.

  • How it works?

    Cellular Composition™

    As the music is played, it is composed and assembled by our proprietary method of Cellular Composition™. Our patented system and processes render gorgeous music that transitions smoothly from cell to cell, and works across all musical tastes. LifeScore applies the highest standards for studio recording, time tested theories of musical composition, and innovative new techniques for collaborating with the machine to create endlessly original adaptive music

  • How it works?

    Any Device

    All of our software, data and wholly owned Audio Asset Bank are managed in the cloud. Being a cloud platform service allows us to deploy our service within any physical space or on any desktop, mobile device or hardware, giving us the flexibility to deploy our technology with any industry partner looking to enhance their offerings with adaptive music.

About Us

LifeScore is unique in the quality of its musical building blocks, its methods for representing and applying compositional ideas, and its ability to adapt to the listener’s environment and inputs in real-time with music that sounds as if it were written for that purpose. The result is the best of human and machine contributions: human professionals create music that is of the highest quality recorded music, and the machine assembles it into endlessly varying renditions that can be unique on every listen and play for long durations without sounding repetitive or synthetic.

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Applications

  • Applications

    Wellness

    LifeScore brings the adaptive music experience to wellness and health by aiding activities, focus, relaxation, and mindfulness. It can adapt to information about the physical environment and how your body and mind are doing, and give you feedback to get into the state you want.

  • Applications

    Streaming

    LifeScore can enhance streaming activities with a real-time, unique, adaptive musical score. For pre-recorded streams it can play all day long without sounding like a playlist, and for live streaming it can adapt to events as they unfold on screen.

  • Applications

    Experiential

    LifeScore can create immersive musical experiences in any space (physical or digital), for any product or any brand that adapts to any number or type of measurable inputs (including colour, flavour, smell, touch)

  • Applications

    Transportation

    LifeScore can create immersive musical experiences for the vehicle that adapts to what is going on in your drive or your flight, and is unique for every journey.

People

  • Philip Sheppard

    Philip Sheppard

    CEO and Co-Founder

    Philip is an award-winning film, television and video game composer, producer, virtuoso cellist, inventor, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences member, and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music.

    Philip has produced several large scale and high stakes projects including the 2008 Olympics Closing Ceremonies, all of the world’s national anthems for the 2012 Olympics, the Rugby World Cup, the Tour de France and the Montreal Grand Prix.

    Philip has composed more than 60 film, television, gaming and theatrical scores and has had 11 films premiere at The Sundance Film Festival in the last 10 years.

    Philip regularly performs with Odesza, Pretty Lights and Unkle and was a guest artist for music legends, such as, Scott Walker, Grace Jones, Jimmy Page, Jeff Buckley, David Bowie, Sia, Suzanne Vega and Jarvis Cocker.

    He regularly works as a creative consultant for large enterprises including, Google, EY, Deloitte, Kering, Kyu Collective, IDEO, and TTi Vanguard, specialising in innovative thinking and communication.

    Philip also invented and created, Compose Yourself, a game featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal.

  • Tom Gruber

    Tom Gruber

    CTO, VP of Design & Co-Founder

    Tom Gruber is a product designer and entrepreneur who uses AI technology to augment human intelligence. He was cofounder, CTO, and head of design for the team that created Siri, the intelligent personal assistant that helps you get things done just by asking. When Siri was released by Apple in 2011, it was a watershed moment in the history of Artificial Intelligence, bringing AI to the mainstream user experience. Now an integral part of Apple’s products, Siri is used more than 2 billion times a week in over 30 countries around the world. At Apple for over 8 years, Tom led the Advanced Development Group that designed and prototyped new capabilities for Siri and related products that bring intelligence to the interface.

    Tom has also applied AI to support collective human intelligence. His research at Stanford in Artificial Intelligence, particularly ontology engineering, helped lay the groundwork for semantic information sharing and the Semantic Web. He invented HyperMail, the open-source software that turns email conversations into collective memories; HyperMail and its progeny have helped to create a dynamic conversational history of the Web. He was founder and CTO of Intraspect Software, which pioneered the space of Collaborative Knowledge Management — software that helps large communities of professionals contribute to and learn from a collective body of knowledge. He designed and built built RealTravel, a Collective Knowledge System where travelers from around the world share their experiences. Tom has served as an advisor to LinkedIn, SocialText, Mindjet, Radar Networks, Powerset, and the Internet Archive.

    He is passionate about underwater photography and ocean conservation.

  • Chris Walch

    Chris Walch

    COO & Co-Founder

    Chris leads the day to day operations of LifeScore. She coordinates across all teams to drive innovation, transparency and efficiency.

    Chris is also Director of Operations for LifeScore CEO, Philip Sheppard’s music related businesses since 2016. She has negotiated and managed the music production of several projects, including the scores for Quantic Dream and Sony PS4’s, award winning video game, DETROIT: Become Human, Netflix’s Mercury 13 and HBO’s The Final year.

    Prior to LifeScore, Chris was a senior associate at Latham & Watkins LLP where she represented a broad client base of Fortune 500 companies, private equity funds, investment banks and high net worth individuals in a wide range of matters, including, leveraged finance, commercial acquisitions and dispositions, cross-border transactions, development projects, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, corporate banking and secured high yield transactions.

    Chris is also Founder and Producer of Women of Winter, a grassroots community organization, whose mission is to inspire and empower women and girls in her local community of Big Sky, MT to get outside, to be courageous and to fully embrace and boldly pursue their dreams. In February 2020, Women of Winter provided 8 women with scholarships to an Avalanche Level 1 Course and provided tuition support to a female ski patroller to attend National Avalanche School.

    Chris received her BA in Economics and Computer Science from New York University, her MS in Science and Technology Commercialization from The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business, and her JD from St. John’s University School of Law.

  • Carl Dalby

    Carl Dalby

    Chief Business Officer

    Carl leads our Business Development function and had a multi decade global career building new businesses and new markets.

    After starting his business journey in IT (software design and coding) at British Aerospace supporting the global teams building military aircraft, he moved to head the IT function of a global legal firm.

    Carl co-founded and built the third internet service provider in the UK in the mid 90’s and also one of the world’s first e-commerce providers (building a secure encryption platform for card transactions – later acquired by a global tech firm) where his company developed the first online stores/content for organisations including Universal Pictures, Warner Bros, UA and MGM (with the first official web content for the James Bond franchise and the relaunch with Goldeneye) and collaborated with various music labels including EMI and Mute Records.

    He has always been fortunate to be at the leading edge of new technology and this has manifested itself with leadership roles in various consultancies. He has spoken at many conferences across the globe on topics ranging from future technology to risk management. Throughout his consulting career in large and SME firms he has advised and worked in nearly every business market including, media, banking, telecommunications, manufacturing and public sector in organizations worldwide.

    He was part of the leadership team and shareholder in building a management consultancy from a 20-person team to over 500 leading to its trade sale in 2014. He also during this time worked closely with several music market clients including Popwire (a Stockholm firm delivering early broadband music channels worldwide) to leading the development of MTVi (MTV’s interactive service) helping MTV capitalise on the new online technologies. With over 30 years in the professional services sector Carl has built an enviable trusted network across many markets and geographies.

    Carl is also the CEO of Istimor, a UK based advisory and business consulting firm, an advisor and Non-Executive Board Member of machineOS, a world leading Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning platform provider, and Co-founder of Tandem Bank.

    He is an active member of the UK Government All-Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence.

    For over 20 years he has been an active Patron and member of the British Film Institute and takes great pleasure in discovering new film and music experiences.

  • Mary Lockwood

    Mary Lockwood

    Chief Audio Officer

    Mary leads our Audio team and interactive audio efforts and is a French music supervisor and producer. She hails from a family of musicians and trained as a cellist at the Music Conservatory. She graduated from the Institut Supérieur des Techniques du Son (ISTS Paris) where she studied audiovisual sound.

    After several years in recording studios and music production companies, she joined Quantic Dream in 2012 where she supervised and integrated the music for Sony PlayStation’s award-winning game Beyond Two Souls . In 2015, she founded her own production and music supervision company, Mary Lockwood Productions, where she provides services for media, cinema, video games (including, Sony PlayStation’s award-winning Detroit Become Human, where she met and worked with our CEO and COO), radio fiction and broadcast (France Inter on Affaires Sensibles).

    She is passionate about interactive music, and is always looking for new talent in composers and music producers.

  • Ian Drew

    Ian Drew

    Chairman & Co-Founder

    Ian is the Chairman of Tantalum Corp, a European leading Automotive and Software telematics company. Ian is a 25-year international tech veteran with ARM and Intel.

    He has experience in M+A, strategy and sales across the globe. Ian founded Trustonic, the world leader in security key injection and management in phones and IoT with revenues of $20m and a gold standard customer base.

    He also founded linaro.org, the world’s leading Linux kernel patch company with over 250 engineers and revenues in excess of $40m.

  • Stefano Civetta

    Stefano Civetta

    Lead Producer

    Stefano was previously an engineer at the iconic Abbey Road Studios for the past 6 years, where he engineered for major pop and classical acts including The Carpenters, The Beach Boys, Mary J Blige, One Direction, Earth Wind And Fire, Andrea Bocelliand the BBC Orchestra, Take That, Royal Blood, PJ Harvey, Alt-J, and Harry Styles’ live recording in Studio One. He supported the Apple Music Festival 2015, mixing for artists including Ellie Goulding, Leon Bridges, The Shires, Jack Garratt, Cam and Lion Babe. His lifelong dream came true when Giles Martin asked him to work together on The Beatles. He had the huge privilege to be credited on the 50th anniversary reissues of two of his favourite, and best selling, albums: The White Album and Abbey Road.

    Stefano’s interest in music began early when he started playing the piano at five years old and began listening intently to his parents’ records. He went on to play keyboards and accordion for several bands in Italy, where he grew up, eventually performing on both national and international stages as well as on radio and TV.

    Always intrigued by the art of recording, Stefano graduated with a degree in computer science for music from the University of Milan and then spent five years engineering at various recording studios in Italy, on different genres, from jazz to rock to classical.

    He moved to England in 2012 to study the famous Tonmeister course in music and sound recording at the University of Surrey. While there he worked in sound design and music supervision on various musical theatre projects in the UK, Sweden, Italy and South Korea. He also did his placement year at Abbey Road Studios, and since then has never looked back.

    Always a fan of a big orchestral film score, but born with a soul for rock ‘n’ roll, Stefano’s wide musical knowledge and score reading abilities brought him to assist on soundtrack engineering for some of the biggest Hollywood films including The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The Martian, Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Thor 3, Hacksaw Ridge, Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 and The Mummy, as well as international top selling video games Halo 5: Guardians, Assassin’s Creed Unity and the latest Final Fantasy. Over recent months he’s been working on huge projects such as Solo: A Star Wars Story, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald, Our Planet, Avengers: Endgame and Rocketman.

    Thanks to his positive attitude, musical creativity and friendly smile, Stefano has engineered sessions for Will.I.Am, Skrillex, OneRepublic and Ed Sheeran, as well as Nile Rodgers’ recent recordings with Bruno Mars, Anderson. Paak and several other artists. He’s equally comfortable working with a classical/orchestral ensemble, at the studios or on location, having engineered classical sessions ranging from a piano solo in Studio Three to a large scale orchestral ensemble at the King’s Chapel in Cambridge.

  • Danny Ryan

    Danny Ryan

    Associate Composer and Copyist

    Danny divides his time between composing new music for a wide variety of media, and roles as orchestrator and copyist on major productions such as Birds of Prey (2020), The Dark Crystal (2019), Yesterday (2019), Motherless Brooklyn (2019), and The Crown (s2&3).

    Danny is thrilled to compose and orchestrate new music for Lifescore, and to typeset and supply scores and parts for recording sessions. He is fascinated to explore the musical possibilities and demands of each individual application of the Lifescore platform, and engage extensive compositional craft to make the user’s musical experience even more extraordinary, emotive, and visceral.

    Danny studied contemporary composition at the Royal Northern College Music in Manchester, and then London’s Royal College of Music on the Christopher Hogwood Scholarship. He won the 2016 SFO Composition Competition, the RNCM Gold Medal for Composition, the 2014 Grindon Dearden Prize for composition, and 3rd place in the 2017 Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Contest.

  • Kerry Balanza

    Kerry Balanza

    Owner, Balanza Vineyards

    Kerry is a former technology executive, turned Oregon winegrower.

    Kerry was formerly Vice President of New Ventures at ARM where she led a business and technology strategy team focused on identifying and building new growth businesses and partnerships focused on innovative software for computing platforms, ranging from server and network infrastructure to mobile client and IoT devices.

    Kerry works closely with start-up companies to foster disruptive technology innovation and to develop ecosystem partnerships that can transform industries.

  • Julie Jenson Bennett

    Julie Jenson Bennett

    CEO & Design Strategist, Precipice Design

    Julie is the CEO of Precipice, a strategy and innovation consultancy based in London that helps companies design their future products, services and technologies for the next two to twenty years.

    Julie and her team are experts in how people’s thoughts, feelings, bodies, and relationships are changing, and how that will change what we consume.

    Julie has 25 years’ experience as a designer, researcher and business leader for internal start-ups at Intel Corporation and consulting with brands like Coke, Bang & Olufsen, Wrigleys, and Nestle.

  • Saul Kaplan

    Saul Kaplan

    Founder, Business Innovation Factory

    Saul is the Founder and Chief Catalyst of the Business Innovation Factory and author of The Business Model Innovation Factory: How to Stay Relevant when the World Is Changing.

    Saul started BIF in 2005 with a mission to enable business model innovation.

    Prior to BIF, Kaplan served as the Executive Director of the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation and as the Executive Counselor to the Governor on Economic and Community Development.

    Saul received his MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute focusing on the strategic management of technology and his BS in Pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island.

  • Estelle Métayer

    Estelle Métayer

    Principal & Founder, Competia

    Estelle is an expert in Competitive and Strategic Intelligence. Facilitator strategic governance workshops on future trends and industry disruption.

    She is an adjunct professor at McGill University, a guest lecturer at IMD (Switzerland), a faculty member at the Institute of Corporate Directors (Canada), and taught in joint programs with the IMB (India), MIT (United States) and INSEAD (France).

    Estelle is an Independent Non Executive Director and member of the audit committee of BRP Inc. (Canada), a Board Member and member of the strategy committee of Audemars Piguet (Switzerland), a Board Member of Blockstream (Montreal-Silicon Valley), an Advisory Board Member of Ricardo Media (Canada) and Réseau Sélection (Canada), and a Board Member, member of the executive committee and chair of the strategy committee of the Montreal Board of Trade.

    She was formerly an Independent Non Executive Director and Chair of the Compensation Committee at Ubisoft Entertainment SA (France). She obtained her Drs and MBA from Nijenrode University, The Netherlands. In 2000, she was awarded the Arista Sunlife Award for “Entrepreneur of the Year”

  • Courtney McKee

    Courtney McKee

    CEO, Headframe Spirits and Headframe Spirits Manufacturing

    Courtney is the co-owner, co-founder and CEO of Headframe Spirits and Headframe Spirits Manufacturing in Butte, MT, both of which are certified B Corporations.

    The companies are equal parts history and technology. Headframe Spirits produces beverage alcohol and operates a Tasting Room while its Manufacturing counterpart designs and builds industry-disrupting distillation equipment for the global distilled spirits industry. She serves on the board of the American Craft Spirits Association and co-chairs their Education Committee. Prior to her work in the distilled spirits and manufacturing industry, Courtney built and ran an IT and Information Security consulting business. Her common thread: assisting individuals and organisations in identifying opportunities and eliminating obstacles, making tiny corners of the world just a little bit better in the process.

    Courtney is married to John McKee, her business/shenanigans partner. Their nerd flag was hoisted high when their distillation equipment was featured in Popular Mechanics in May of 2016. They have been recognised in Forbes and Entrepreneur magazine and were awarded the 2013­ Montana Entrepreneurs of the Year award, 2015 Montana Tourism Ambassadors of the Year award and the 2015­ Grant Project of the Year for The Orphan Girl Film.

  • John McKee

    John McKee

    Owner and Founder, Headframe Spirits and Headframe Spirits Manufacturing

    John is the co-founder of Headframe Spirits and Headframe Spirits Manufacturing in Butte, MT. Both companies serve the alcohol distillation industry and are operated as certified B-Corporations to the benefit of our community in Butte.

    Over the last 15 years he has been involved in a publicly traded biodiesel company as a founding member and then alongside his wife and business partner has founded and grown a fledging distillery into a 33-employee closely-held group of companies with a focused attention of impactful economic change for their community.

    John is married to Courtney McKee, his business/shenanigans partner. Their nerd flag was hoisted high when their distillation equipment was featured in Popular Mechanics in May of 2016. They have been recognised in Forbes and Entrepreneur magazine and were awarded the 2013­ Montana Entrepreneurs of the Year award, 2015 Montana Tourism Ambassadors of the Year award and the 2015­ Grant Project of the Year for The Orphan Girl Film.

    John is dad to two fantastic children and, when not at Headframe Spirits, can generally be found on a body of water somewhere in Western Montana.

  • Margaret Minsky

    Margaret Minsky

    Haptic Interface Expert

    Margaret is an internationally-known researcher in the field of haptic interfaces (computational interfaces that simulate objects that you can touch and feel), as well as a contributor in computer graphics, educational technology, and human-computer interaction.

    She developed the first technique for creating haptic textures, a Lateral-Force Algorithm, while at the MIT Media Lab.

    Holding a doctorate from MIT, she was Research Director at Atari Cambridge Laboratory; was among the first ten technical staff at Interval Research Corporation; and is now an advisor to the ATLAS Center, an interdisciplinary laboratory at the University of Colorado-Boulder as well as a consultant.

    She also founded a design/manufacturing company to produce innovative clothing and textile processing. Her research has been published in conference proceedings in the fields of computer graphics, haptics, and mechanical engineering, and she served as editor and contributor to a book about the Logo programming language, LogoWorlds

  • Jane Rosch

    Jane Rosch

    Executive Producer, EG

    With an extensive background in small business consulting and events production, Jane has a reputation for helping creative individuals and organizations articulate and expedite their dreams with a unique combination of common sense, candor and cheer. A producer of the TED conference in its earliest days, Jane is now Executive Producer of EG, an event that gathers the makers and doers of extraordinary things. In these roles she has managed and supported a jaw-dropping breadth of talent over three decades. She brings to LifeScore her solid, practical skills in financial management and human resources, her network of experts in communications and strategic design, and her personal passion for the team and its vision.

  • Coe Leta Stafford

    Coe Leta Stafford

    Executive Design Director, IDEO

    Coe Leta is an Executive Design Director at IDEO in San Francisco, California.

    Since 2006, she’s been leading innovative design projects for organizations including Google, Microsoft, Target, Wells Fargo, Ford, eBay, Hasbro, Sesame Street, and Government and Healthcare groups.

    Known for expertise in digital design, education, and data, her work has won international awards and patents for clients and been featured in the New York Times and Wired.

    Currently, she is Managing Director of IDEO U, an intrapreneurial venture to teach the skills of creative leadership and Design Thinking to global audiences.

    Coe Leta has a Ph.D. in Cognition and Development from UC Berkeley and guest lectures at Stanford University’s d.School.

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Press

  • EXCLUSIVE | 'Artificial': LifeScore's Tom Gruber hints at possibility of music 'adapting to human signals'

    EXCLUSIVE | 'Artificial': LifeScore's Tom Gruber hints at possibility of music 'adapting to human signals'

    'Artificial: Remote Intelligence', Season 3 of Twitch's 'Artificial', has introduced a lot of innovations, the most exciting of which is LifeScore, a music composition tool that creates a dynamic score for the show based on the audience's reaction in the chat section. It's a cutting-edge new technology with myriad applications and we caught up with LifeScore and Siri co-founder Tom Gruber to talk about potential future applications

  • 'Artificial: Remote Intelligence' introduces LifeScore, the most fascinating music tool we've ever seen

    'Artificial: Remote Intelligence' introduces LifeScore, the most fascinating music tool we've ever seen

    'Artificial: Remote Intelligence', the award-winning show's first-ever completely remotely produced season, gives the audience the chance to create characters, choose settings and even control the music. That last part is the most fascinating part of this season. 'Artificial: Remote Intelligence' is the first public use of LifeScore, an AI-driven adaptive music-scoring tool that harnesses audience sentiments to create unique music.

  • This AI Maestro Wants to Serenade You

    This AI Maestro Wants to Serenade You

    "Real composer. Real musicians. But an AI conductor--maybe using your biometrics-- remixes in real time to provide a personal soundtrack to your life." - Steven Levy, Wired

  • ‘Artificial’ Returns To Twitch For Remotely-Produced Season 3

    ‘Artificial’ Returns To Twitch For Remotely-Produced Season 3

    The Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Artificial is coming back for a third season on Twitch. “This season will raise the bar of what interactive scripted storytelling can be,” said Bernie Su, executive producer and founder of 96 Next, which produces Artificial. “We’re involving the audience in massive creative decisions such as casting and the shaping of characters. They’ll also be able to influence the series’ musical score in real-time."

  • Abbey Road Red's Recap of Abbey Road Red Demo Day 2020

    Abbey Road Red's Recap of Abbey Road Red Demo Day 2020

    "Highlights for us were LifeScore announcing its partnership with Twitch which saw it create adaptive soundtracks for guests entering its building with its patented cellular composition system, as well as a 24-hour online Twitchverse page, which for me is a slightly nostalgic link back to the origins of adaptive music in procedural audio in game engines." - Karim Fanous, Innovation Manager, Abbey Road Studios

  • Abbey Road Red startups have raised $40m of funding so far

    Abbey Road Red startups have raised $40m of funding so far

    “We have now incubated 15 companies across all areas of the value chain, who together have raised $40m and are collectively worth $200m,” said Abbey Road boss Isabel Garvey, at the event. The night saw demos from current Red startups, including LifeScore. LifeScore is an adaptive music startup whose algorithms compose music on the fly, responding to people’s movements and other data, using stems recorded by human musicians at Abbey Road. The company has developed a mobile app, but is also working on experiences with an unnamed luxury carmaker, and with Twitch. On the app, CEO Philip Sheppard said the company’s aim is to “help you compose a film score for your life”.

  • Where is Music Taking Tech? Abbey Road Red's Karim Fanous takes from BBC Introducing LIVE

    Where is Music Taking Tech? Abbey Road Red's Karim Fanous takes from BBC Introducing LIVE

    Where is music taking tech? Following Abbey Road Red’s Karim Fanous panel discussion with Bobby Friction at BBC Music Introducing LIVE, Karim presents an inspiring and thought provoking essay about why fear of artificial intelligence will limit creativity, exploring some of the early adopters who are using AI as a collaborative platform for their music, together with the possibilities offered by the available AI tools

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