AI has become a hot-button topic in creative communities and beyond since consumer-level tools have become widespread over the past few years. Some feel it could threaten the livelihoods of artists, and now some recognizable names have signed an open letter from Artist Rights Alliance that aims to curb or prevent irresponsible use of these technologies.

Those who signed include Billie Eilish, Nicki Minaj, Noah Kahan, Metro Boomin, Katy Perry, J Balvin, Zayn Malik, Camila Cabello, Jonas Brothers, d4vd, Doechii, and Kacey Musgraves, among others.

The letter begins, “We, the undersigned members of the artist and songwriting communities, call on Al developers, technology companies, platforms and digital music services to cease the use of artificial intelligence (Al) to infringe upon and devalue the rights of human artists.” It then considers both sides of the AI situation, saying, “Make no mistake: we believe that, when used responsibly, Al has enormous potential to advance human creativity and in a manner that enables the development and growth of new and exciting experiences for music fans everywhere. Unfortunately, some platforms and developers are employing Al to sabotage creativity and undermine artists, songwriters, musicians, and rightsholders.”

It goes on from there before concluding, “We call on all Al developers, technology companies, platforms and digital music services to pledge that they will not develop or deploy Al music-generation technology, content or tools that undermine or replace the human artistry of songwriters and artists or deny us fair compensation for our work.”

Find the full letter and list of people who signed it below.

“We, the undersigned members of the artist and songwriting communities, call on Al developers, technology companies, platforms and digital music services to cease the use of artificial intelligence (Al) to infringe upon and devalue the rights of human artists.

Make no mistake: we believe that, when used responsibly, Al has enormous potential to advance human creativity and in a manner that enables the development and growth of new and exciting experiences for music fans everywhere.

Unfortunately, some platforms and developers are employing Al to sabotage creativity and undermine artists, songwriters, musicians, and rightsholders.

When used irresponsibly, Al poses enormous threats to our ability to protect our privacy, our identities, our music and our livelihoods. Some of the biggest and most powerful companies are, without permission, using our work to train Al models. These efforts are directly aimed at replacing the work of human artists with massive quantities of Al-created ‘sounds’ and ‘images’ that substantially dilute the royalty pools that are paid out to artists. For many working musicians, artists, and songwriters who are just trying to make ends meet, this would be catastrophic.

Unchecked, Al will set in motion a race to the bottom that will degrade the value of our work and prevent us from being fairly compensated for it.

This assault on human creativity must be stopped. We must protect against the predatory use of Al to steal professional artists’ voices and likenesses, violate creators’ rights, and destroy the music ecosystem.

We call on all Al developers, technology companies, platforms and digital music services to pledge that they will not develop or deploy Al music-generation technology, content, or tools that undermine or replace the human artistry of songwriters and artists or deny us fair compensation for our work.”

  • Agus Martino
  • Aimee Mann
  • Ali McGuirk
  • Alice Randall
  • Alisa Amador
  • António Zambujo
  • Arkells
  • Ashley Shabankareh
  • Astrid
  • Astronomía Interior
  • Aya
  • Avra Starr
  • Banda Carnaval
  • Banda El Recodo de Don
  • Cruz Lizárraga
  • Banda Los Recoditos
  • BENEE
  • Benny the Butcher
  • Bia Marques
  • Bianca
  • Big Up
  • Billie Eilish
  • Billy Porter
  • Black Spygo
  • estate of Bob Marley
  • Brandi Waller-Pace
  • Brian Folkins-Amador
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Bruno Ramos
  • Bryan Behr
  • Brvan Martinez
  • Budah
  • Buddy Miller
  • CAKE
  • Calema
  • Calibre 50
  • Callie Khouri
  • Caloncho
  • Calum Scott
  • Cami
  • Camila Cabello
  • Canals
  • Carlão
  • Carol Biazin
  • Carolina Deslandes
  • Cedella Marley
  • Cedric Singleton
  • Chappell Roan
  • Chase & Status
  • Chega mais pra Cristo
  • Chelsea Cutler
  • Chesca
  • Chuck D
  • Ciph Boogie
  • Clotilde Rullaud
  • Coey Redd
  • Colin Linden
  • Crys Matthews
  • Czarface d4vd
  • Dan Ferrera
  • Dan Knobler
  • Dan Navarro
  • Dan Smith
  • Daniel Martin Moore
  • Daniel Quién
  • Daniela Spalla
  • Danna Paola
  • Darius Rucker
  • Dave East
  • David Lowery
  • Declan Sheehy-Moss
  • Delacey
  • Diana Krall
  • Diogo Piçarra
  • Doce Encontro
  • Doechii
  • Don Was
  • Dylan LeBlanc
  • East Forest
  • Ela Taubert
  • Eli Soares
  • Elvis Costello
  • Em Beihold
  • Emiliano Fernández
  • Emily Scott Robinson
  • Engelbert Humperdinck
  • Enkay47
  • Erin McKeown
  • Espinoza Paz
  • Felipe Araújo
  • Fernando Daniel
  • FINNEAS
  • FLETCHER
  • estate of Frank Sinatra
  • Gavin Gray
  • Gonzy
  • Greta Van Fleet
  • Gretchen Peters
  • Grupo CANAVERAL
  • Grupo Recluta
  • Hit-Boy
  • Hugo & Vitor
  • HYBE
  • IMAFE Music
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Ivan Barias
  • Iván Conejo
  • J Balvin
  • JGonz
  • Ja Rule
  • Jacinto
  • Jadakiss
  • Jamie Cullum
  • Jana Herzen
  • Jannek Zechner
  • Jason shell
  • Jason Lindner
  • Javy Hustle
  • Jean Rohe
  • Jeremy Zucker
  • Jess Glynne
  • Jim Jones
  • Joaquina
  • John Paul White
  • Jon Batiste
  • Jon Bon Jovi
  • Jonas Brothers
  • Jonathan Taplin
  • Jordan Rakei
  • Juan Marcus & Vinicius
  • Juan Pablo Contreras
  • Juanes
  • Julia Michaels
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Kaio Viana
  • Kart Love
  • Kate Hudson
  • Katy Perry
  • Kevin Aguilar
  • Kid Pistola
  • Kim Petras
  • La Arrolladora
  • Banda El Limón de
  • René Camacho
  • Lasso
  • Lauana Prado
  • Laura Burhenn
  • Laura Veirs
  • Lee Lewis
  • Lera Lynn
  • Lola Indigo
  • Lola Young
  • Lou Garcia
  • Loudon Wainwright Ill
  • Lua Lacruz
  • Luciano Perevra
  • Luis Fonsi
  • Luz Casal
  • Lynne Hanson
  • Mac DeMarco
  • Maggie Vail
  • Maneva
  • Manuel Carrasco
  • Mari.ana
  • Marc Cohn
  • Marcus King
  • Marian Hill
  • Marisa Liz
  • Mark Erelli
  • Mary Gauthier
  • estate of Mary Wilson
  • Matheus
  • Matthew Montfort
  • Maxx Kreative
  • Mayra
  • Mel Granda
  • Merca Xin Corte
  • Mergui
  • Metro Boomin
  • Mia Salinas
  • Michael Penn
  • Michelle Branch
  • Mikael Eldridge
  • Miko Marks
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Mumford & Sons
  • Mumuzinho
  • Nanno
  • Natalie Jean
  • Nesk Only
  • Nick Howard
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Noah Kahan
  • Norah Jones
  • Olivia Wald
  • Onev1
  • Dr. Otis Williams
  • Patrick Carney
  • Pearl Jam
  • Pedro Abrunhosa
  • Peter Case
  • Peter Frampton
  • Planta
  • Q-Tip
  • Raphael
  • Regis Danese
  • Reins
  • R.E.M.
  • Remi Wolf
  • Rhett Miller
  • Robert Finkelstein
  • Robert Smith
  • Rodney Crowell
  • Ron Pope
  • Rosanne Cash
  • Rosi Amador
  • Rui Massena
  • Ryan Tedder
  • Sam Smith
  • SER
  • Sérgio Godinho
  • Sherlyn Sánchez
  • Sheryl Crow
  • Sigrid
  • Simone Mendes
  • Smokey Robinson
  • Stevland Morris agrees on behalf of himself and Stevie Wonder
  • T Bone Burnett
  • T-Rex
  • Taylor Díaz
  • Tech N9ne
  • The Last Dinner Party
  • Tift Merritt
  • Tina Sinatra
  • Traci Thomas
  • Trucha
  • Valentina Fernandez
  • Vivir Quintana
  • WD
  • Will Linley
  • Windser
  • Yard Act
  • Yo Gambii
  • Zayn Malik

Some artists covered here are Warner Music artists. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.

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