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Spotify Won’t Remove All AI-generated Music, Says CEO

The boss of Spotify says he has no plans to completely ban content created by artificial intelligence from the music streaming platform.

It could be recalled that the platform earlier this year pulled a track featuring AI-cloned voices of the performers Drake and The Weeknd.

Daniel Ek while speaking to BBC on his opinion concerning the development said AI should not be used to impersonate human artists without their consent, stressing that there were valid uses of the tech in making music.

Speaking further on the issue, he revealed that using AI in music was likely to be debated for “many, many years”.

Mr Ek, who rarely speaks to the media, said that he saw three “buckets” of AI use:

“It is going to be tricky,” he said when asked about the challenge the industry was facing.

While AI is not banned in all forms on the platform the company does not allow its content to be used to train a machine learning or AI model, the likes of which can then produce music.

Meanwhile, Artists are seriously speaking out against the use of AI in the creative industries as the Irish musician Hozier recently said he would consider striking over the threat of AI to his profession.

He also told BBC Newsnight that he wasn’t sure the tech “meets the definition of art”.

Although, Neither Drake nor The Weeknd were aware of cloned versions of their voices being used on the song, Heart on My Sleeve. The track was removed from Spotify and other streaming platforms in April.



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