Billie Eilish, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, and Camila Cabello are among approximately 200 music artistes who have joined forces with the Artistes Rights Alliance.

They have released an open letter urging digital music developers to cease the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to infringe upon and devalue the rights of human artists.


Billie Eilish, Nicki Minaj Open Sign Letter On Ai's Threat To Artistes

The campaign raises concerns about AI developers using musical works without permission to train AI ‘copycats’ or employing AI-generated ‘sound’ to reduce royalty obligations.


This initiative comes as the threat from AI to creators, and its value to tech giants, becomes a growing focus in the legal and pop music fields.

Jen Jacobsen, executive director of the ARA said, ‘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.’


‘The unethical use of generative AI to replace human artists will devalue the entire music ecosystem  for artistes and fans alike.’

In October 2023, three major music publishers Universal Music Publishing Group, Concord Music Group, and ABKCO sued Anthropic, an AI company that builds AI models by gathering information and text from the internet and training the models to produce output based on that internet sourcing.

The music publishers alleged Anthropic infringed on copyrighted song lyrics.

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