Spotify will not ban AI-made music, says boss
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A track featuring AI-cloned voices of Drake and The Weeknd was pulled from the platform earlier this year.

As Daniel Ek told the , AI is valid for making music, but it should not be used to impersonate human artists.

According to him, AI in music will be debated for “many, many years”.

When asked about the challenges facing the industry, Mr. Ek, who rarely speaks to the media, said he saw three “buckets” of AI use:

In spite of the fact that AI is not prohibited in all forms on the platform, the company does not allow its content to be used to train a machine learning or artificial intelligence model, which can in turn produce music.

AI is increasingly being criticized by artists in the creative industries.

Musician Hozier said last month he would consider striking over AI’s threat to his career.

Newsnight asked him whether the technology “meets the definition of art”.

Drake and The Weeknd were unaware that cloned versions of their voices were used on Heart on My Sleeve. In April, Spotify and other streaming platforms removed the track. The track’s creator, Ghostwriter, tried to get it nominated for a Grammy award, but it was not accepted.

It’s possible someone could upload a song, claiming to be Madonna, even if they aren’t. We’ve seen pretty much everything with people trying to game our system at this point,” Mr Ek said.