Spotify reportedly deletes thousands of AI-generated songs2023-05-09 17:13 by Daniela
Tags: Spotify, AI, Boomy
Spotify has removed tens of thousands of songs from artificial intelligence music start-up Boomy, ramping up policing of its platform amid complaints of fraud and clutter across streaming services.
Boomy lets users create tunes in different styles from rap to lo-fi, then release it to streaming services where they can be paid royalties.
Despite only fully launching to the public in 2021, Boomy's website claims it has generated 14.5 million songs or 14% of the world's recorded music. But the tracks were removed because the number of streams had been artificially boosted, Spotify said.
"Artificial streaming is a longstanding, industry-wide issue that we are working to stamp out across our service. When we identify or are alerted to potential cases of stream manipulation, we mitigate their impact by taking action that may include the removal of streaming numbers and the withholding of royalties. This allows us to protect royalty payouts for honest, hardworking artists."
This comes after Spotify and other streaming services began receiving complaints of fraud and clutter on the platform. Music industry giant Universal Music Group (UMG) alerted streaming service providers of "suspicious streaming activity" on Boomy tracks, according to FT sources.
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