​Grammys Add Rule Ensuring AI Doesn't Win Prizes

AI can be used, but must not be the most prominent creator

BY Emilie Richardson-DupuisPublished Jun 16, 2023

The Recording Academy seems to be more on the side of Nick Cave and less on the side of Grimes when it comes to AI, recently adding a new rule for the Grammy Awards stating that "only human creators are eligible to be submitted for consideration for, nominated for, or win a Grammy Award. A work that contains no human authorship is not eligible in any Categories."

However, the rule also states that "the human authorship component of the work submitted must be meaningful and more than de minimis." This means artists may use AI as an aid, but the human contribution must be the most significant.

No details on how the Academy intends to prove if AI is used, and what precise amount of AI authorship is allowed have been used. 

The new rule comes amidst a public debate surrounding AI's prevalence in the art world, and the moral and copyright issues surrounding that, as AI is being used to mimic the voices and styles of musicians, most notably Drake and the Weeknd. Paul McCartney also revealed this week that he's using AI to create a final Beatles song


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