The Recording Academy recently unveiled new Grammy Awards rules that exclude songs created solely by artificial intelligence (AI). Moving forward, only tracks with a “meaningful” human contribution will qualify for awards.
As AI’s role in the music industry grows, so does the number of AI-generated songs, some even featuring vocals from deceased artists. The Recording Academy’s decision to disqualify such songs has drawn mixed reactions. While some argue that it’s necessary to maintain the Grammy Awards’ integrity, others believe excluding AI-generated songs is unjust.
To be clear, this is not an outright ban on AI. Songs with AI assistance can still be submitted, but according to Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr., only the parts where a human creator was in charge would be considered for awards.
The Recording Academy is still finalizing the new rules, with a complete release expected in the coming weeks.
Key takeaways from the new rules:
- Songs generated entirely by AI will not qualify for awards.
- Songs with a “meaningful” human contribution will be eligible for awards.
- The Recording Academy will clarify what constitutes a “meaningful” human contribution in the upcoming weeks.
Striking a balance between embracing AI in the music scene and preserving the Grammy Awards’ integrity, the Recording Academy introduces fresh rules. Continually keeping an eye on AI’s evolution in the industry, the Academy pledges to adapt these rules as necessary.