Music Labels Sue AI Song Generators Suno and Udio Over Copyright

( – Some of the world’s largest record companies are suing artificial intelligence song generators Suno and Udio for copyright infringement. They are stating that AI music startups are exploiting the recorded work of artists.

The Recording Industry Association of America has announced the lawsuits recently after they were brought on by Sony Entertainment, Universal Music Group Recordings, as well as Warner Records. One of the cases was filed in Boston against Suno AI and the other in New York against Uncharted Labs.

The details of the lawsuits state that the software stole music to “spit out” similar work and they asked for compensation of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. Suno is a popular company that has a partnership with Microsoft and charges a monthly fee to use it. Udio gained popularity after a popular figure, Metro Boomin, used it to create a song named “BBL Drizzy” as a parody of the Kendrick Lamar and Drake diss tracks.

Suno AI’s chief executive, Mikey Shulman, said the technology was “designed to generate completely new outputs, not to memorize and regurgitate pre-existing content, and doesn’t allow users to reference specific artists.”

Mitch Glazier, RIAA’s chairman and chief executive, said that the music industry had been collaborating with responsible artificial intelligence companies. However, he stated that “unlicensed services like Suno and Udio that claim it’s ‘fair’ to copy an artist’s life’s work and exploit it for their own profit without consent or pay set back the promise of genuinely innovative AI for us all.”

More than two hundred artists have signed an open letter submitted by the Artist Rights Alliance non-profit calling on these AI companies to stop using AI to infringe on their rights.

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