Billie Eilish, R.E.M., Kacey Musgraves, Extra Signal Open Letter Warning of AI’s Infringement on Artists’ Rights


The Artist Rights Alliance (ARA) has issued an open letter condemning the usage of synthetic intelligence (AI) to infringe upon and devalue the rights of artists. The signatories, who span greater than 200 artists, embody Billie Eilish, R.E.M., Kacey Musgraves, Elvis Costello, Nicki Minaj, Jason Isbell, Mac DeMarco, Aimee Mann, Jadakiss, Sheryl Crow, Chappell Roan, Jon Bon Jovi, and extra. The artist-run nonprofit group asks that builders, know-how firms, and platforms and digital music providers “pledge that they won’t develop or deploy AI music-generation know-how, content material, or instruments that undermine or substitute the human artistry of songwriters and artists or deny us honest compensation for our work.”

The group underlines the usage of musical works by tech builders to coach and produce AI fashions with out permission from the artist and the usage of “AI-created ‘sounds’ and ‘pictures’ that considerably dilute the royalty swimming pools which might be paid out to artists,” as written within the letter. “For a lot of working musicians, artists and songwriters who’re simply making an attempt to make ends meet, this might be catastrophic.”

“This assault on human creativity should be stopped,“ the letter continues. “We should defend towards the predatory use of AI to steal skilled artists’ voices and likenesses, violate creators’ rights, and destroy the music ecosystem.” Learn the notice in full right here.


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