Major global organizations advocating for artists, creators, and performers have come together to make a resounding call for responsible compensation from Artificial Intelligence (AI) companies.
The focus of this united demand is to ensure that creators are fairly rewarded for their works that are being exploited by AI systems. This pivotal initiative aims to establish regulations for generative AI technologies, safeguarding the copyrights of musicians worldwide against unauthorized use by AI platforms.
The cultural sector and the international creative community are set to face significant impacts due to the unrestrained development and open usage of generative AI models. Across the globe, policymakers have been hearing the concerns raised by creators and performers whose works are being exploited by AI without any authorization, remuneration, or even acknowledgment, often misleadingly labeled as “research.” Furthermore, there’s a growing societal discomfort surrounding AI-generated content and the misrepresentation of such works as products of human creativity.
In a compelling open letter directed to governments and policymakers, prominent bodies like the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), Latin American Composer and Songwriter Alliance (ALCAM), Asia-Pacific Music Creators Alliance AEPO-ARTIS (APMA), African Music Academy (AMA), and the International Council of Music Creators (CIAM), alongside various other organizations, have come together, representing an astounding six million artists, creators, performers, and publishers worldwide.
These organizations have outlined seven fundamental principles aimed at ensuring the ethical implementation of artificial intelligence, particularly concerning generative AI.
This alliance urges the AI companies to recognize and respect the rights of creators and provide fair compensation for their invaluable contributions. The implementation of these ethical principles is expected to not only protect the livelihoods of millions of artists but also foster a more equitable and sustainable future for the global music community.