200 ARTISTS BACK ALLIANCE'S AI BATTLE

More than 200 artists—Billie Eilish, Jon Bon Jovi and Ryan Tedder among them— have signed a letter from education and advocacy organization Artist Rights Alliance addressing AI.

The open letter calls on “AI developers, technology companies, platforms and digital music services to cease the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to infringe upon and devalue the rights of human artists.”

Elvis Costello, Peter Frampton, Miranda Lambert and Kacey Musgraves are also among the artists who have signed the letter.

“Working musicians are already struggling to make ends meet in the streaming world, and now they have the added burden of trying to compete with a deluge of AI-generated noise,” said ARA Executive Director Jen Jacobsen. “The unethical use of generative AI to replace human artists will devalue the entire music ecosystem—for artists and fans alike."

In part, the letter states:

“Make no mistake: we believe that, when used responsibly, AI has enormous potential to advance human creativity and in a manner that enables the development and growth of new and exciting experiences for music fans everywhere… Unfortunately, some platforms and developers are employing AI to sabotage creativity and undermine artists, songwriters, musicians and rightsholders.

“We must protect against the predatory use of AI to steal professional artists’ voices and likenesses, violate creators’ rights and destroy the music ecosystem. We call on all digital music platforms and music-based services to pledge that they will not develop or deploy AI music-generation technology, content or tools that undermine or replace the human artistry of songwriters and artists or deny us fair compensation for our work.”

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