Drake And The Weeknd's 'Heart on My Sleeve' Removed From Apple Music

The song "Heart on My Sleeve" generated by AI sampling Drake and The Weeknd has been removed from streaming platforms.

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Drake And The Weeknd's 'Heart on My Sleeve' Removed From Apple Music

Did you know that copyrighting music can limit creativity and bury the development of new sounds and styles? It's true! When others are prevented from using an artist's work without permission or payment, they're robbed of the opportunity to build on it and create something truly unique.

And don't even get me started on how corporations and labels can exploit copyright laws for their profit, limiting access to music and hindering its reach. It's not just the big players who suffer, either - emerging artists face astronomical legal fees to protect their intellectual property.

We need to find a way to balance protection and creativity so that music can continue to evolve and flourish.

Universal Music Group Claims AI-Generated Song Violates Copyright Laws.

It looks like Apple and other companies are taking some drastic steps in response to recent copyright concerns raised by Universal Music Group.

Apparently, the song "Heart on My Sleeve" generated by AI sampling Drake and The Weeknd has been removed from streaming platforms. The reason? UMG claims that using artificial intelligence tools to create this song violates copyright laws.

It's not the first time AI-generated music has been at the center of such issues. Still, it highlights the growing importance of this cutting-edge technology in the music industry. As always, it's a delicate balance between protecting artists' rights and fostering innovation, and it will be interesting to see how this situation plays out.

Streaming Platforms Forced To Remove AI-Generated Song.

Have you heard of the mysterious "ghostwriter" behind the viral hit "Heart on My Sleeve"? It turns out that this "up-and-coming artist" may not be human after all!

As reported by the BBC, the individual behind the song's creation, who goes by the handle @ghostwriter, asserts that software trained on the vocal styles of the musicians was responsible for its production. Talk about groundbreaking innovation!

However, not everyone is thrilled about this new development. This week, major streaming platforms like Apple Music, Deezer, Tidal, Spotify, TikTok, and YouTube were forced to remove the track after a complaint from Universal Music Group citing copyright infringement.

Currently, the link to the song's original version on YouTube states: "This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Universal Music Group." "These instances demonstrate why platforms have a fundamental legal and ethical responsibility to prevent the use of their services in ways that harm artists," UMG said.

"We're encouraged by the engagement of our platform partners on these issues as they recognise they need to be part of the solution."

'Deepfaked' Voices: Potential Challenges For Copyright Law.

According to intellectual property lawyer Jani Ihalainen of RPC, the intersection of copyright and artificial intelligence can be pretty complicated.

However, he suggests that a 'deepfaked' voice, which doesn't specifically copy a performance, may not be covered by copyright. It could even be considered its own protected work. Ihalainen also expressed concerns about current legislation being inadequate to address deep fakes and the potential issues they pose for intellectual property and other rights.

The lawyer mentioned that in the UK, performers have specific rights over their performances under copyright law. These rights include recording particular performances and making copies of those recordings.

Why Artists Have The RightTo Be Upset Over Copyright Of Their Music.

Either artist hasn't commented on the song, but rapper Drake recently expressed frustration with having his voice replicated, saying on Instagram, "This is the final straw AI." It seems that the intersection of AI and copyright will continue to be a topic of debate and exploration as technology advances.

Artists have the right to be upset over the copyright of their music because it is their intellectual property that they have created and poured their time and energy into. They may feel that their creative vision and voice are being compromised or diluted if others use their music in ways they didn't intend.

Ultimately, copyright is a way for artists to have control over their work and ensure that they are fairly compensated for its use.

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