Spotify CEO Expresses Mixed Views on AI’s Impact on Musicians
AI-generated music is causing a stir in the music industry, with some artists supporting it and others vehemently opposed. The debate has been sparked by recent instances of AI-generated music, such as the entirely artificial collaboration between Drake and The Weeknd, “Heart on my Sleeve,” which was pulled from streaming services after garnering over 600,000 streams on Spotify and hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube and TikTok.
For musicians like Gordon Epperson, the professor of music, music has always been an important way to reflect and influence human emotion. For some musicians, creating music, even when the process is difficult, is essential. However, as generative AI technology becomes more available, music creation is facing dramatic changes.