Powerful new generative artificial intelligence tools make it hard to tell if your favorite artists are actually singing (and often rapping) on YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok It is
In February, superstar DJ David Guetta posted a video clip At his own live concert, he performed a song he created using Eminem’s AI-generated vocals, apparently without the rapper’s permission. next, “barbarian” A track by French hip-hop artist AllttA featuring Jay-Z’s AI-generated vocals. New Yorker writer Kyle ChaikaMost recently, “Heart on My Sleeve” — an impressive AI-created collaboration between Drake and The Weeknd, Some suspects are the startup’s marketing strategy — went viral on social media.
Tracks like this keep popping up every day, many of them fake cover songs created by relatively unknown artists. And not everyone is happy. last week, Drake posted on his Instagram His AI-generated version of rapping Ice Spice’s “Munch (Feelin’ U)” was “The Last Straw.”But Rihanna hasn’t responded yet AI generated version Her performances by Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Maroon 5 and more.
Meanwhile, Universal Music Group, which counts Drake and Rihanna among its many artists, has joined music streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music. work with them Interfering with the scraping of content that enables the functionality of music-generating AI tools.
The music giant may have acted in response to the thoughts of an influential analyst at BNP Paribas Exane.He recently said that AI-generated music is “New Disruptive Threat” to the workings of the industry. This technology raises many legal questions that no one seems to have the answers to yet.
For now, fans seem to be enjoying the ambiguity. For example, on his YouTube channel for his 22-year-old YeezyBeaver from Oklahoma, Kanye West performs a variety of songs. Cover of “Hey There Delilah” From Plain White T’s. YeezyBeaver, who asked BuzzFeed News not to use his real name, was a Ye Discord fan who linked to the rapper’s voice model and explained how to insert the model into the creation of AI-generated music, thanks to a post on his server. said to have started It turns into a generative AI tool that can create new music.
YeezyBeaver and many others use a tool called . So-Vits-SVCvery popular, your own hashtag On TikTok with 2 million views.He first tried putting in Ye’s voice Drake song “Jungle” An experiment that went somewhat viral on TikTok. “I just started looking for songs that other artists, Kanye, would like,” he said. “And that’s how we got here.”
Another user named piawsome, an American college student who spoke to BuzzFeed News on the condition that he not use his real name, also plays with Ye’s voice. Dedicated to unfinished works. “We realized that we had enough Kanye material. Perhaps we could have created an AI model out of it to finish some songs,” piawsome said.
So he cut an a cappella section from the available but not officially released Ye audio and sent it to So-Vits-SVC. After a few days of training, the results were so impressive that he pushed Kanye’s voice model to his Discord. “People started using it and [the music produced] It’s been passed around by a lot of people,” piawsome said.It didn’t take long for Travis Scott to come along Like the post on Instagram! Featuring a track covering Ice Spice’s ‘Munch’, created using a model.