Drake has more robot problems on his hands — after his record label pulled the plug on one viral AI song that was using his voice … two more, which are also solid, have cropped up.
The tracks are floating all over the internet and live on several platforms — including YouTube and TikTok … although it’s unclear where exactly they first originated from. One is called ‘winters cold’ and another is labeled ‘Not a Game.’ Like we said … both aren’t half bad.
The first sounds like a pretty standard Drizzy track … with a catchy beat and lyrics that slide without a hiccup, almost as if the human himself was rapping. However, if you actually listen to what the AI is saying … it doesn’t actually make too much sense. Still, it’s catchy as hell.
This second AI song is a little more obvious as being a fake … AI Drake’s voice, in this instance, sounds a little off and the flow isn’t quite as clean or varied as actual Drake’s.
Again, though … not a terrible reenactment of the real McCoy — and Twitter’s howling about how close machines have come to doing their best rendition of Aubrey. Remember, this all comes on the heels of yet another AI song that went viral this weekend that’s been yanked.
Of course, we’re talking about ‘Heart on My Sleeve’ … which features both fake Drake and fake Weeknd. Universal Music Group apparently issued takedown requests of the song — which was on Spotify and other streaming services … and then slammed it to no end.
The label said, in part … “The training of generative AI using our artists’ music (which represents both a breach of our agreements and a violation of copyright law) as well as the availability of infringing content created with generative AI on DSPs, begs the question as to which side of history all stakeholders in the music ecosystem want to be on: the side of artists, fans and human creative expression, or on the side of deep fakes, fraud and denying artists their due compensation.”
UMG says they appreciate their publishing partners’ help in getting these phony songs off the digital air … but it sounds like they’re going to be busy as time goes on.