An AI-generated tune that resembled Canadian superstars Drake and The Weeknd has been faraway from streaming providers after issues had been raised in regards to the mental rights of synthetic intelligence-generated work. Nevertheless, earlier than being pulled down, it had hundreds of thousands of listens.
An unknown YouTube person, ghostwriter, launched the AI-generated Drake tune “Heart On My Sleeve” starring The Weeknd. It simulated the 2 musicians’ voices swapping lyrics about actor and pop singer Selena Gomez, who as soon as dated The Weeknd. The tune was additionally launched on different platforms, together with Spotify, Apple Music, and TikTok, on Friday.
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The tune turned an immediate hit with over over 250,000 Spotify streams and 10 million views on TikTok, TechCrunch reported.
It was shortly withdrawn, nonetheless, as a result of a copyright violation accusation by Common Music Group (UMG), which distributes works by each artists. The original YouTube add is banned and comes with the label, “This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Universal Music Group.”
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Drake and The Weeknd have but to answer on the problem, however Drake beforehand commented on AI-generated deepfake tracks after noticing an AI mannequin of himself singing “Munch” by Ice Spice. “This is the final straw AI,” he wrote on social media.
In keeping with the Monetary Occasions (report backed by a paywall), UMG has requested that streaming suppliers comparable to Spotify prohibit AI firms from utilizing its music to coach their fashions.
“We have a moral and commercial responsibility to our artists to work to prevent the unauthorised use of their music and to stop platforms from ingesting content that violates the rights of artists and other creators,” a UMG consultant stated in a press release.