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The Music Industry Stands Up Against AI: Artists Urge Companies to Protect Their Rights

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 3, 2024
A Collaboration of 200 Artists including Billie Eilish and Nicki Minaj Speak Out Against AI’s Threat

On Tuesday, more than 200 musical artists including Billie Eilish, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Camila Cabello and many others published an open letter to developers of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and technology companies. In the letter, they urge these companies to refrain from using AI to infringe upon and devalue the rights of human artists. The letter was shared by the Artist Rights Alliance (ARA), a non-profit organization that advocates for artists’ rights with the support of well-known names in the music industry.

The artists have expressed their concern about two trends involving the illicit use of songs by AI companies – training and producing AI copycats and diluting royalty obligations through algorithms. They also mentioned voice cloning as a threat, stating that AI technology can be used to transform songs into ones that sound like a human artist without actually being one.

Voice cloning is considered as a threat because it undermines the entire musical ecosystem for both artists and fans. The unethical use of generative AI to replace human artists will devalue the entire musical ecosystem.

Other signatories of the letter include Sam Smith, HYBE, Jon Bon Jovi, Norah Jones, Pearl Jam, REM, Chuck D and Kate Hudson. In October 2023, three major music publishers sued an AI company for copyright infringement further highlighting the importance of protecting artists’ rights in the digital age.

Hollywood actors also initiated a strike in July 2023 to address concerns about AI’s impact on their industry. This article touches on various topics including sustainable travel, home charging for electric cars, medical technology and Scandinavian furniture design tips among others.

In conclusion, this open letter emphasizes the importance of respecting artists’ rights and acknowledging the challenges they face in the evolving digital landscape. It urges technology companies to prioritize human creativity and fair compensation for artists.

By Samantha Nguyen

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