WARNER MUSIC NOTIFIES TECH FIRMS THAT THEY NEED PERMISSION TO USE WMG CONTENT TO TRAIN THEIR AI MODELS

Warner Music Group has sent a letter to tech companies declaring that its content can only be used to train AI with the music company’s permission.

According to Warner’s letter, which can be read in full here, “All parties must obtain an express license from WMG to use… any creative works owned or controlled by WMG or to link to or ingest such creative works in connection with the creation of datasets, as inputs for any machine learning or AI technologies, or to train or develop any machine learning or AI technologies (including by automated means).”

Warner’s move indicates that a common strategy could be blossoming amongst the major music companies in their approach to AI, after Sony Music Group sent a letter to some 700 AI developers and digital service providers (DSPs) in May.

Sony notified those companies that it is officially “opting out” of having its proprietary content used in the training of artificial intelligence models.

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Warner Music notifies tech firms that they need permission to use WMG content to train their AI models