An AI Eminem Rap About Cats Was Taken Down by Main Report Label

Inductee Eminem performs on stage during the 37th Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Microsoft Theater on November 05, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.

Inductee Eminem performs on stage throughout the thirty seventh Annual Rock & Roll Corridor Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Microsoft Theater on November 05, 2022 in Los Angeles, California (photograph by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic).

No, that wasn’t Eminem rapping about cats. YouTube creator Grandayy lately created an AI-generated tune utilizing ChatGPT and the rapper’s voice, which Common Music Group didn’t discover humorous. As a substitute of being entertained by the cat parody, the report label issued a DMCA takedown discover to Grandayy.

As talked about by Motherboard, the tune’s lyrics embody “cats cats cats they’re all the time on the prowl/they’re sneaky and sly, with their eyes on the aim.” In March, John Oliver additionally featured the YouTube video on Final Week Tonight in a phase about AI.

Grandayy, who now has one copyright strike, is presumably shaken up by UMG’s menace, as different YouTube creators have confronted severe outcomes round their parodied content material. Some copyright three strikes embody a complete ban of a creator’s YouTube channel and erasure of their movies. Grandayy’s Eminem video can now not be performed on the video-sharing platform.

“I positively suppose it was an excessive response, particularly contemplating the truth that they didn’t simply block the video however additionally they despatched a DMCA takedown, which supplies my YouTube channel a strike,” Grandayy mentioned to Motherboard. “Since AI blew up in a comparatively fast method, the legal guidelines surrounding it are nonetheless ambiguous, so legally it’s tough to say for positive in the event that they even have the correct to dam AI-generated content material or not.”

Different AI content material creators have lately used Kendrick Lamar, Drake, JAY-Z, and Kanye West for voice replication. Whereas some have thought of the know-how revolutionary, others think about it alarming for the music trade’s future.