Over 200 Artists Unite Against AI Threat in Music Industry

More than 200 artists, including Katy Perry and Billie Eilish, join forces to address AI threats in the music industry.

  • More than 200 artists, including Katy Perry and Billie Eilish, join forces to address AI threats in the music industry.
  • An open letter by the Artist Rights Alliance urges AI developers and digital music services to cease using AI that undermines artists’ rights.
  • Concerns include deepfakes and voice cloning, which could reduce royalty payments and destabilize the music ecosystem.

Over 200 artists, among them Katy Perry, Billie Eilish, and Jonas Brothers, have banded together to confront the looming threat of artificial intelligence (AI) in the music industry. In an open letter by the Artist Rights Alliance (ARA), the artists call for a halt to the use of AI technology that infringes upon their rights.

The letter highlights the potential dangers of AI, including deepfakes and voice cloning, which could undermine artists’ rights and diminish royalty payments. Jen Jacobsen, executive director of the ARA, emphasizes the detrimental impact of AI on artists’ already challenging working conditions, drawing attention to the urgent need to address AI threats in the entertainment sector.

This collective action underscores the growing concern surrounding AI’s impact on the music industry and the importance of protecting artists’ rights in the face of advancing technology. Additionally, recent events, such as media tycoon Tyler Perry’s decision to halt a studio expansion due to concerns over AI capabilities, highlight the broader implications of AI technology across various sectors.