Katy Perry, Billie Eilish, Miranda Lambert, and Other Artists Join Open Letter Opposing ‘AI-Generated Music Technology’

Published by Cel Manero from Global One Media, Inc.

Additional celebrities such as Zayn Malik, Camila Cabello, and the Jonas Brothers have lent their support by signing the petition.

Celebrities are taking a stand against the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) in the music industry.

On Monday, the Artists Rights Alliance initiated a petition opposing AI-generated music technology and its perceived threat to the music industry. Notable figures like Katy Perry, Billie Eilish, and Miranda Lambert have thrown their weight behind this cause.

The petition, which addresses AI developers, technology firms, platforms, and digital music services, calls for an end to the use of artificial intelligence in ways that undermine the rights and worth of human artists. It asserts that while AI has potential for fostering human creativity when used responsibly, certain entities are exploiting it to stifle creativity and devalue the contributions of artists, songwriters, musicians, and other rights holders.

In conclusion, the petition calls upon all AI developers, technology companies, platforms, and digital music services to commit to refraining from developing or deploying AI music-generation technology, content, or tools that undermine or supplant the artistic contributions of songwriters and artists, or impede fair compensation for their work.

The petition has garnered support from a multitude of artists, including Billy Porter, Brothers Osborne, Camila Cabello, Darius Rucker, FINNEAS, Imagine Dragons, J Balvin, Jonas Brothers, Jon Bon Jovi, Kate Hudson, Metro Boomin, Noah Kahan, Norah Jones, Pearl Jam, Sheryl Crow, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Zayn Malik, and others.

In recent months, numerous artists have voiced their opposition to the utilization of AI-generated music.

In September, Brian May of Queen addressed his concerns regarding artificial intelligence and its potential impact on music during an interview with Guitar Player.

“My primary concern at the moment lies within the realm of artistry. I believe that within the coming year, the artistic landscape will undergo significant transformation. It will become increasingly challenging to distinguish between compositions crafted by AI and those created by human artists,” May expressed to the publication.

The musician went on to express his concerns further, stating, “Everything is poised to become exceedingly blurred and perplexing. I foresee that we might reminisce about 2023 as the final year when human influence truly reigned supreme in the music industry. It’s a prospect that doesn’t bring me any joy. Rather, it fills me with apprehension, and I’m bracing myself for a sense of sadness.”

Later, in November, Bad Bunny conveyed his frustration upon discovering an AI-generated track featuring his voice. The Puerto Rican artist shared his sentiments regarding the track, titled “Demo #5: Nostalgia,” with his followers on his WhatsApp channel, a message subsequently circulated by fans on social media platforms.

“There are individuals whom I resonate with and others whom I don’t… There are those I connect with and those I don’t,” he began.

The singer of “Monaco” continued, “If any of you happen to appreciate that subpar song making rounds on TikTok, kindly exit this group right away. You don’t deserve to be considered my friends.”