Music labels sue AI song generators Suno and Udio for copyright infringement

The Guardian

The world’s biggest record companies are suing the artificial intelligence song generators Suno and Udio for copyright infringement, alleging that the AI music startups are exploiting the recorded works of artists from Chuck Berry to Mariah Carey.

The Recording Industry Association of America announced the lawsuits on Monday, brought by labels including Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group Recordings and Warner Records.

One case was filed in the federal court in Boston against Suno AI, and the other in New York against Uncharted Labs, the developer of Udio AI.

The lawsuit claims Suno and Udio’s software steals music to “spit out” similar work and asked for compensation of $150,000 (£118,200, A$225,400) a work.

Suno, which released its first product last year and charges a monthly fee to users, has a partnership with Microsoft.