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The Grammy Awards director retracted his remarks and said the AI-produced track “Heart on My Sleeve” cannot be nominated for an award.
Ultimately, AI has no place at the Grammy Awards. Harvey Mason Jr., the director of the Recording Academy – the organization behind the famous music awards ceremony – wanted to clarify his position in a video posted to his Instagram account on September 8th. He reiterates that the song “Heart on My Sleeve,” produced using artificial intelligence, will not be able to compete for the Grammy. Because Drake and The Weeknd’s vocals were not legally purchased or authorized by their respective artists, this effectively disqualifies the song from the Song of the Year and Best Rap Song categories for which it was submitted.
Previously, Harvey Mason Jr. said the song was ” absolutely suitable because it was written by a human being » during an interview with the New York Times. The president of the ceremony decided to take back his words after the media frenzy. The idea that a production that recaptured The Weeknd and Drake’s voices without their consent could command an award would have caused a revolution in the world of music. Anyone with the right tools could break into the music industry by singing for famous artists.
A success on social networks
The true identity of the title’s author, Ghostwriter977, is still unknown. ” The future is here. Artists now have the opportunity to let their voice work for them without lifting a finger. Nevertheless, Ghostwriter is open to suggestions »wrote the mysterious character on his X account (formerly Twitter).
Heart on my sleeve generated more than 15 million views on TikTok, 275,000 on YouTube and 600,000 plays on Spotify before it was removed from catalogs and Apple Music at the request of Universal Music Group, citing copyright infringement. The title quickly returned to video platforms.
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