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Artists Rally Against AI: A Call for Humanity in the Music Industry

BySamantha Jones

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

On Tuesday, a group of approximately 200 musical artists, including Billie Eilish, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Camila Cabello, and others came together to publish an open letter urging developers of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and technology companies to refrain from using this tool 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.

In their letter, the artists request that digital music platforms and music-based services pledge not to develop or deploy AI music generation technology, content, or tools that undermine the human artistry of songwriters and artists or deny them fair compensation for their work. They highlight two trends involving the illicit use of songs by AI companies: training and producing AI copycats, and diluting royalty obligations through the use of algorithms.

The unethical use of generative AI to replace human artists is also mentioned as a threat, as AI technology can be used to transform songs into ones that sound like a human artist without actually being one. This practice will devalue the entire musical ecosystem for both artists and fans.

The article also touches on other topics such as sustainable travel, home charging for electric cars, medical technology, and Scandinavian furniture design tips among others. It emphasizes the importance of respecting artists’ rights and the challenges they face in the evolving digital landscape while urging technology companies to prioritize human creativity and fair compensation for artists.

Other signatories of the letter include Sam Smith, HYBE, Jon Bon Jovi, Norah Jones, Pearl Jam

By Samantha Jones

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