Is Spotify Giving Preference to AI-Generated Music?
A media mogul on Twitter seemingly suggested as much this week when they shared a playlist of 49 songs they found on Spotify that evidently are all the exact same track but with different artist names, song titles and album artwork. Is it evidence of music driven purely by artificial intelligence?
Hear the playlist near the bottom of this post.
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"i've officially stumbled upon the weirdest thing i've ever seen," Adam Faze, studio chief of FazeWorld, explained in a Twitter thread Tuesday (April 18).
The producer continued, "On a spotify radio this week, [one] song annoyingly kept playing. Except every time I looked, it was a different song name and artist entirely. So I started keeping track. Here's 49 of them."
Faze added, "To make matters weirder, when you click on the writing credits, it's comprised of completely different names on each one. All of the songs have come out between now and last august."
AI-Generated Drake + The Weeknd Song
Perhaps the most notable instance of an AI-generated song capturing a large listener base happened days ago when an AI-voiced rap song replicating the hip-hop artists Drake and The Weeknd went viral Sunday (April 16). It was removed from streaming services within days, NBC News reported.
The fake Drake and The Weeknd song, "heart on my sleeve," was streamed 15 million times after being originally uploaded on the platform by a user called Ghostwriter977, according to Axios. Some versions are still available online. Hear that below, as well.