The song “Heart On My Sleeve” by Drake and The Weeknd quickly amassed over 250,000 Spotify streams and 10 million views on TikTok after being released, but sources close to the two musicians claim that the song was actually written by an AI. The ghostwriter used a program called Fuse to generate the track, which is said to be able to create music with a high degree of accuracy. This revelation raises several questions about the future of music creation and how it will be influenced by artificial intelligence.
One of the problems with deepfake technology is that it’s easy for people to misuse it. Earlier this year, Drake noticed an AI model of himself singing “Munch” by Ice Spice and he was outraged. He wrote on his Instagram story, “This is the final straw AI.” It’s possible he was messing around but he would be far from the first mainstream artist to take issue with deepfake songs. Deepfake technology can be used to create realistic fake videos of celebrities or other famous people and this has created a problem because now people can make fake versions of songs that are very similar to real versions.
Despite being challenged by Roc Nation and UMG, AI-generated videos of Jay-Z and Eminem continue to be uploaded to YouTube. Fans of the rappers who want to watch these videos cannot help but wonder why the companies are continuing to enforce copyright strikes against them even when they are generated using software rather than a human actor. It is possible that these firms believe that simply generating a video without a human actor amounts to infringement, but this stance may ultimately backfire as it frustrates fans who want access to the material.
Neither Ghostwriter nor Spotify immediately responded to requests for comment, so it is unknown if the two companies have any collaborations in the works. While this lack of information is frustrating, it does not rule out the possibility of a collaboration at some point in the future. It’s also possible that these two companies are simply keeping their cards close to their chest and not
Admittedly, there is no definitive answer when it comes to what constitutes “generative AI” and whether or not it falls under the purview of copyright law. However, as far as parody is concerned, a simple analysis suggests that any transformative use of AI would likely be fair game. Indeed, given the relatively new nature of this form of technology and its attendant uncertainties, judges are generally likely to take a flexible approach in determining whether or not something qualifies as “transformative” – after all, there is little precedent to guide them. As such, creators should be confident in their right to create transformative works with these sorts of technologies – so long as they don’t infringe on the legal rights of others in doing so.
UMG’s move is an effort to protect its recording artists from the possibility of their music being used without permission or proper compensation. The company has asked Spotify to block any AI companies from using its music as a training dataset, in order to prevent any potential copyright infringement.
UMG is committed to protecting the rights of its artists and other creators, which includes ensuring that their music does not get used without permission. UMG has partnered with platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music to help combat this issue, working together to identify and remove content that violates the rights of artists. This partnership is important because it helps protect the intellectual property of artist while also allowing users access to their music
Artificial intelligence (AI) is often seen as a threatening technology due to the potential implications for jobs and society. However, there are also good reasons to be concerned about the misuse of AI. For example, if AI were used to automatically identify people in photographs without their consent, this could be highly exploitative. In addition, if powerful AI systems were developed that could autonomously design and create pieces of art or other works of art, this could have far-reaching implications for artistic creativity and expression. One project that aims to address some of these concerns is “Have I Been Trained” which allows users to search for their artwork and see if it has been incorporated into an AI training set without their consent. By making this information available online it can help bring control back to artists while still protecting them from being exploited or falsely accused
When Stable Diffusion launched its AI training platform in September, it was one of the most popular search terms on the internet. Replicating other people’s artwork was one of the methodsbot creators could use to train their algorithms. However, Greg Rutkowski did not consent to his artwork being used in this way, and once the flood gates are opened, it might be too late for Rutkowski to regain control over his work.
It is unclear whether or not Ghostwriter’s fake Drake and The Weeknd song will remain on Spotify for much longer, as the company has been known to remove music that does not fit their generic editorial stance. Though it may be removed soon, it is still worth checking out if you are interested in hearing something new and different.