“Heart on My Sleeve”: An AI-Created Hit Song Mimicking Drake and The Weeknd Goes Viral

Abstract

The emergence of an AI-generated song falsely attributed to Drake and The Weeknd by Ghostwriter977 raises significant legal and intellectual property considerations within the music industry. This case prompts an examination of the involvement of record labels, the guidance provided by the Copyright Office on AI-generated works, fan reactions, and the broader implications of AI technology. Understanding how to navigate the current landscape with the availability of AI technology is crucial to safeguarding the integrity and value of the music business. Furthermore, the impact of AI on society requires ongoing research, public discourse, and clear guidelines to address the legal and ethical challenges surrounding AI-generated works. By exploring these issues, the music industry can ensure fair compensation, protect artistic integrity, and embrace the transformative potential of AI technology while upholding the rights and interests of artists, copyright owners, and society as a whole.

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