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AI-Generated Song Featuring Drake, The Weeknd Removed From Streaming

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The Weeknd.

The artists’ record label, Universal Music Group (UMG), expressed its displeasure with the song and demanded it be removed from all platforms. The song has yet to be taken off some social media, including TikTok. UMG said allowing the song to be pla

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The AI-generated Drake and The Weeknd song was taken down from social media platforms including Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, Amazon Music, SoundCloud, and others over the course of the last two days. The song calls into question existing copyright laws and whether they apply to songs created in the artist's voice and without consent.

The song, Heart On My Sleeve, was reportedly created by Ghostwriter977 who used AI software to replicate Drake and The Weeknd's vocals with original lyrics, Axios reported. The song garnered more than 275,000 plays on YouTube and was played more than 625,000 times on Spotify before it was taken down.

Spotify, Apple, and YouTube did not immediately respond to Gizmodo's request for comment.

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