Incident 526: Novel Deepfake Song Pulled from Music Streaming Services After Allegedly Violating Artist's Rights

Description: The deepfake performance of "Heart On My Sleeve" created to mimic the voice and musical styles of Drake and The Weeknd is no longer available on several streaming services after their record label served copyright takedown notices to the platforms.


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Alleged: unknown developed an AI system deployed by @ghostwriter, which harmed Universal Music Group , The Weeknd and Drake.

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Drake and The Weeknd AI song pulled from Spotify and Apple · 2023

A song that uses artificial intelligence to clone the voices of Drake and The Weeknd is being removed from streaming services.

Heart On My Sleeve is no longer available on Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer and Tidal.

It is also in the process of…

AI Drake just set an impossible legal trap for Google · 2023

The AI Drake track that mysteriously went viral over the weekend is the start of a problem that will upend Google in one way or another — and it’s really not clear which way it will go.

Here’s the basics: there’s a new track called “Heart o…


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