Artificial Intelligence Is Ruining Music


AI bot singing it’s hit song.

Nico Colado, Reporter

Music artists around the world are appreciated for their distinctive sound and creativity. Songs aren’t simple to replicate. Several important factors, such as vocals or lyrics, are obtainable only through that specific artist. However, artificial intelligence proves otherwise.
We’ve all used or seen a form of AI. Several companies have created different AI systems to simplify daily life. A popular example is ChatGPT, which is an advanced chatbot capable of answering almost any question, a widespread tool used in several fields. With this wave of advanced AI systems, a concern still holds. Can artificial intelligence be a bad thing?
Yes. AI is now capable of creating music, nearly able to perfectly replicate artists’ voices. An AI hit “Heart on My Sleeve” is a track sung by AI-generated versions of Drake and The Weeknd. Available on platforms such as Tik Tok and Instagram, this AI song gained instant popularity due to its realistic sound.
This isn’t the only case, there are many AI songs all over the internet growing and improving rapidly. This creates an issue in the music industry. Firstly, it can lead to the devaluation of the creativity of musicians, and create a future where people are less likely to appreciate the efforts put in by humans. Secondly, the use of AI-generated music may lead to a dehumanization of music, where songs are viewed as a product of machines rather than a product of human creativity and emotion. This may lead to a loss of the personal and emotional connection that humans have with music. Finally, AI-generated songs can potentially violate copyright laws, which would lead to several issues between artists and AI systems.
It is crucial we target this issue immediately, as several new songs are generated everyday.
Music is appreciated for its humanity. It’s an opportunity to emotionally connect with people throughout the world, a mutual place of comfort. Artificial intelligence threatens this, and we cannot let it succeed.