Spotify gets serious: removes thousands of songs created with Artificial Intelligence

According to some reports that have appeared, Spotify has removed tens of thousands of tracks from the Artificial Intelligence company -specifically the generative Boomy-. This figure accounts for roughly seven percent of songs created this way, highlighting the rapid proliferation of AI-generated content on music streaming platforms. Detection and elimination, something that has happened very quickly It all starts because some companies, such as Universal Music, warned Spotify -and other important services- that they had detected suspicious transmission activity in Boomy’s songs. In other words, there were suspicions that bots were being used to boost listener numbers and generate illicit revenue. “Artificial streaming is a longstanding issue across the industry that Spotify is working to eradicate across our service,” said a Spotify representative, confirming that it had removed some tracks from Boomy: “When we identify or are alerted to possible In cases of stream tampering, we mitigate their impact by taking steps that may include removing stream numbers and withholding payments. This allows us to protect royalty payments for honest, hard-working artists.” Universal Music’s chief digital officer, Michael Nash, told the Financial Times that Spotify was reported due to vigilance surrounding monitoring or activity on its platforms. AI creation a problem for Spotify AI-generated music grabbed headlines last month after a song that appeared to feature vocals from Drake and The Weeknd went viral. Universal Music Group, which represents both artists, claimed that using the duo’s voices to train generative AI systems was “a violation of our agreements and a violation of copyright law.” Both Spotify and Apple Music removed the song from their libraries immediately. Music industry figures have been sounding alarm bells about the overall impact of AI-generated songs, as well as people using bots to boost listener numbers – and siphon money paid out to streaming services that depends almost directly on reproductions -. Who is Boomy? This company opened its doors in 2021, and it has a service that allows people to generate songs based on text input. Its impact is so great that, according to Boomy itself, its users “have created 14,554,448 songs”, which would mean 14 percent of “the world’s recorded music.” Its website states that users can create original songs in seconds, then upload them “to streaming platforms and get paid when people listen.” >