According to NME, a lot of attention has been given to AI-generated music covers that feature automated voices from some of the biggest stars of recent times. The latest AI cover to go viral features Michael Jackson covering C-Murder’s hit song ‘Down 4 My N’s’. The song’s popularity has sparked a debate about the use of AI in music, with fans and artists alike voicing their opinions on the matter.
Long Beach rapper C-Murder himself took to Instagram to express his feelings about the use of AI covers, stating that it has gotten “outta hand”. He shared a video of the AI-generated cover of his song and captioned the post with “Wow”. Fans also expressed their shock and disappointment, with one fan saying, “I’ve done a lot of things in my life I’m not proud of. But I ain’t done nothing bad enough to deserve hearing this.”
The internet has seen a surge in AI-generated covers of popular songs by famous artists, including Kanye West and Oasis. Liam Gallagher, the former frontman of Oasis, even praised an AI-generated “lost” Oasis album, describing it as “mega” and “better than all the other snizzle out there”. However, not all artists have been supportive of the use of AI in music. Drake, for instance, commented on an AI-generated cover of his song and called it “the final straw”. Universal Music also took action to remove an AI-generated collaborative track between Drake and The Weeknd from streaming platforms.
Despite the controversy, some artists have expressed their support for the use of AI in music. David Guetta believes that the “future of music is AI” and has showcased a new song featuring an AI-generated Eminem verse. Grimes has also given her permission for fans to use her voice in AI music projects.
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