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Music creators hit out at “profoundly tone-deaf” government hearing on impact of AI

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https://t.co/TNiwrKkPEJ pic.twitter.com/JnZ7IoUAOt— Council of Music Makers (@CounMusicMakers) November 20, 2023Frazer added: “The UK’s strengths and accomplishments in art and entertainment mean we are well placed to take advantage of developing technologies in this field.

But creatives rightly have concerns – and proposals – about how their work is used by artificial intelligence now and in the future, and I want to hear them.”She continued: “As Culture Secretary I want to maximise the potential of our creative industries and grow them by £50 billion by 2030, creating one million new jobs.

I believe that AI can help delivering these goals, but only if opportunities are developed responsibly and in lock-step with industry, which is the ambition behind today’s meeting.”The session was attended by Universal Music’s David Joseph, Sony Music’s Jason Iley and Warner Music’s Tony Harlow as well as a single representative from Framestore Group, the Publishers’ Association and Getty Images respectively.Other participants included the government’s Intellectual Property Office, the Alliance For IP, and author Nina Schick – writer of the book Deepfakes: The Coming Infocalypse.

There was only one representative for the individual performers and creators which was Nicola Soloman, who is CEO of the Society For Authors and also chairs the cross-artform Creators’ Rights Alliance.Criticising the lack of representation for human creators at the roundtable, the CMM said in their open letter: “We are hugely concerned that the government is forming a roundtable which only gives one single seat to a representative of all creatives across all media (including film, theatre, literature and music), but has three seats for executives from major.

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