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UK Music Chief Welcomes MPs’ Call To Prevent AI Firms Exploiting Music Creators

11.04.2024: UK Music Interim Chief Executive Tom Kiehl has welcomed a call from MPs to ensure that music creators are not exploited by Artificial Intelligence firms. 

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11.04.2024: UK Music Interim Chief Executive Tom Kiehl has welcomed a call from MPs to ensure that music creators are not exploited by artificial intelligence firms. 

Responding to a new report from the Culture Media and Sport Committee, Tom said: “This report provides welcome recommendations to government regarding artificial intelligence to ensure the creative sector is protected from some practices that amount to music laundering by certain firms.

“We need greater transparency from AI companies regarding the creative works they use to enable new music to be generated, as well as robust personality rights to support creators in face of huge technological development.”

The report from the cross-party group of MPs calls for action to ensure creators are compensated when their works are used by AI systems and for the Government to do more to make sure music makers are paid fairly.

It follows a previous report from the CMS Committee on the impact of artificial intelligence and highlights the precarious rates of pay and employment conditions faced by many working in music and the wider creative industries.

You can read UK Music’s five key principles on AI here.

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