THE Artificial intelligence It is at the center of controversy in the recording industry due to the number of tracks it generates for music streaming services and whose dividends are not entirely clear. Likewise, a new record of online publications was known.
As published by the Luminate company in its latest analysis, there is a daily volume of information reaching 120,000 uploads of songs of all genres, from noise to pop themes. That average figure is higher than the average of 93,400 songs uploaded per day for all of 2022.
According to Luminate, if the first quarter digit holds, more than 43 million new songs will be uploaded by the end of the year to Spotify and other services.
“There is oversaturation,” said Lucian Grainge, president and CEO of Universal Music Group.
In the midst of this vortex, Spotify removed 7% of songs created by an AI company from its platform called Boomy, representing “tens of thousands” of compositions.
According to the platform, the songs were removed over suspicions of “artificial streaming”.
The first controversies
In April of this year, an unknown artist named Ghostwriter uploaded the song to digital platforms. Heart in handwhich it appeared to be a collaboration between Drake and The Weeknd. However, it was generated by artificial intelligence and caused a sensation, with hundreds of thousands of listeners. And as Ghostwriter wrote, “This is just the beginning.”
The mysterious Ghostwriter gave no clues about how he put the song together or what information he fed the computer to generate the song, which runs for two minutes and sixteen seconds. He even mentions The Weeknd’s courtship with Selena Gomez, since the lyrics say, “I walked in with my ex like Selena to flex / Bumpin’ Justin Bieber fever ain’t gone away.”
Platforms began removing the track, allegedly under pressure from label Universal Music Group. First it stopped appearing on Tidal and Apple Music, and on Spotify it was grayed out and unplayable. So far it remains only on YouTube and there is no longer an official Ghostwriter account.
What surely was born as a diversion it didn’t please the record companies or the artistswho were afraid the trend would become a new fad.
Indeed, last week Universal Music Group called on major streaming services to stop AI companies from doing impersonations.
Commenters on YouTube agree that the version was highly believable and could be a hit for Drake, who posted a story with the line “That was the last straw, Artificial Intelligence.”
David Ghetta’s background
Just a few months ago, the David Ghetta He posted a clip where he appears in a show playing a song with Eminem’s voice, but it was generated by artificial intelligence. “Obviously I’m not going to launch it commercially,” she clarified on her social media.
Charles Hurd is an entertainment journalist for News Rebeat. He brings a fresh and engaging voice to the world of pop culture, covering the latest developments in film, television, music, and more.