Universal Music’s Swift move to capitalize on AI
The world’s largest record label has laid out plans to capitalize on artificial intelligence as fears grow about its impact on artists.
Universal Music, which features pop stars like Beyonce and Taylor Swift in its books, said it will explore the role of AI.
The rise of generative AI has set off alarm bells for record labels because it could be used to imitate voices, melodies and lyrics without consent.
Universal Music, which has pop stars like Taylor Swift on its books, said it will explore the role of AI
This can be used to create fake covers of songs, thus undermining record labels and your talent.
Earlier this year, Universal Music removed from streaming platforms an AI-produced song imitating rapper Drake and singer The Weeknd.
Universal has said it will work with Google-owned YouTube to launch a product that would ultimately monetize this threat.
Universal said it will work with musicians to determine what this product might look like.
Sir Lucian Grainge, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music, said: “I believe AI will amplify human imagination and enrich musical creativity.”