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This month, an anonymous producer jolted the music industry by using artificial intelligence to impersonate the singers Drake and the Weeknd, creating a fake track, “Heart on My Sleeve,” that quickly went viral.
Joe Coscarelli, a culture reporter for The Times, talks about how the song’s rise and fall could presage widespread changes in the way music is made.
On today’s episode
A track like “Heart on My Sleeve” may be a novelty for now. But the legal and creative questions it raises are here to stay.
Who owns a song created by A.I.?
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Joe Coscarelli contributed reporting.
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