Miranda Lambert, Billie Eilish, Nicki Minaj write AI developers about artist rights.    

Los Angeles — A new open letter has been submitted by the Artist Rights Alliance non-profit. The letter demands that digital music services, platforms, tech companies, developers, and artists stop using AI "to infringe upon and devalue the rights of human artists

 The letter features over 200 names, including Stevie Wonder, Miranda Lambert, Billie Eilish, Nicki Minaj, Peter Frampton, Katy Perry, Smokey Robinson, and J Balvin. In the uncertain digital economy, musicians have an artist-led non-profit that fights for their rights: the Artist Rights Alliance.

While praising the innovative potential of AI, the letter also discusses how this technology can undermine human creativity. One of these is the aim to "substantially dilute the royalty pools that are paid out to artists" by training AI models on previously created material without proper authorization.

The letter expresses the need to end the current attack on human creativity. "We need to safeguard the music ecosystem from the malicious use of AI that steals the voices and likenesses of professional artists, violates creators' rights, and causes havoc."

 Just last month, Tennessee made history by passing legislation that aims to safeguard musicians, songwriters, and performers from the possible risks posed by artificial intelligence

Generative AI technologies should not be able to mimic an artist's voice without their permission, according to proponents.

The Ensuring Likeness, Voice, and Image Security Act, more commonly known as the "ELVIS Act," is set to take effect on July 1. "We employ more people in Tennessee in the music industry than any other state,"

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee told reporters shortly after signing the bill into law. Ownership of creative ideas is vested in artists. They are endowed. Definitely not AI can compare to the singularity that they possess.

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