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MPs And Peers Launch Call For Written Evidence To Support Inquiry Into AI And The Music Industry

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Music is inviting the public to give written evidence to its inquiry into AI and the music industry. 

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14.02.2024: The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Music is inviting the public to give written evidence to its inquiry into AI and the music industry. 

The group brings together MPs and Peers from across the party-political divide to provide a discussion forum between the music industry and parliamentarians.

The APPG recently launched an inquiry into artificial intelligence and the music industry, which will explore the positive uses and potential threats of AI to the sector.  A key aim of the inquiry is to build on the five principles established by UK Music last year, to consider the practical, legislative solutions for the government going forward.

As part of the inquiry, the APPG welcomes written evidence from the public. They are particularly interested in responses to the following questions:

  1. Are you currently using any AI tools or technology to help you create music? If yes, please explain how you use AI in your music-making process. If no, why not?
  2. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the idea that legal ownership should only apply to creative works made by humans?
  3. Do you think artists should have the choice to decide if their music is used to train AI systems?
  4. How important is it, in your opinion, for tech companies to keep a record of the music they use to train AI systems?
  5. Should music created with the help of AI be clearly labelled as such? If so, how should this labelling be implemented?
  6. Do you believe a new legal right should be established to safeguard the personality, image, and likeliness of songwriters, artists, and performers, to protect from things such as visual and audio deepfakes?

At the end of the inquiry, we hope to have a short report with practical recommendations for how the music industry and UK government should work closely together on this area in the future. Anonymised quotes from the written evidence may be used in this report.

Please send your submissions (max 500 words) to hannah.mclennan@ukmusic.org by no later than Friday, 15th March 2024.

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