Grammys can only go to humans, but AI music and content is fine


The Recording Academy has updated its Grammy Awards rules and guidelines for the 2024 Grammys, addressing the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the music industry. Harvey Mason Jr, CEO of the Recording Academy, reveals that AI music and content will be allowed for submission, but awards will only be given to human creators who have made a creative contribution in the appropriate categories. The decision comes after an AI-generated song featuring the voices of “Drake” and “the Weeknd” went viral.

If there’s an AI voice singing the song or AI instrumentation, we’ll consider it. But in a songwriting-based category, it has to have been written mostly by a human.

Harvey Mason Jr, CEO

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Online journalist Matthias is the co-founder and publisher of THE DECODER. He believes that artificial intelligence will fundamentally change the relationship between humans and computers.


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