Record labels are sh*tting their pants over A.I.
They have no grounds for A.I. generated music copyright lawsuits. They can't claim A.I. has heard a track (on account of it having no ears!). Presumably, even if proven that A.I. can parse sheet music, surely it is smart enough to change it beyond legal recognition?
All this must be tested in a court of law of course.
Canadian singer Grimes has just tweeted this…
'I'll split 50% royalties on any successful AI generated song that uses my voice. Same deal as I would with any artist i collab with. Feel free to use my voice without penalty. I have no label and no legal bindings.
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Hey I make the same offer on any of my songs, go for it with 50/50
Today Ed Sheeran is in court (again) this time sued by the descendants of the co-writer of Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On' who claim Sheeran's 'Thinking out Loud' infringes their copyright.
Firstly, WTF should descendants have to do with anything. They have no talent, they didn't write it. Copyright should not be inherited like the family home.
Secondly, we all know the two songs have the same chord progression. So what! We all know chord progressions cannot be copyrighted. The melodies are different.
to check out the excellent Axis of Awesome satire on this chord sequence click here
Look, you should not be able to copyright music.
Anyone who's ever written a song knows you don't invent a piece of music. It does not come from your brain. You simply discover something that sounds like it has always existed, because it has.
You perform it, you put it out there, it makes you money - or not.
To say it is yours forever makes as much sense as saying you own the wind!