Sony Music tells US politicians to act on AI loopholes
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On this week's show we have a good old chat about Sony Music exec Dennis Kooker's call for a US-wide publicity right through which artists can protect their voices and identity in order to stop the unauthorised cloning of their vocals by AI, plus the big bust up between Hall & Oates over “the ultimate partnership betrayal” and more. SECTION TIMES 01: AI loopholes (00:06:54) 02: News in brief (00:16:53) 03: Hall & Oates (00:20:14) (Timings may be slightly different due to adverts) THIS WEEK'S MAIN STORIES • Sony Music digital chief asks Congress to close “legal loopholes” to ensure artists can stop authorised AI voice clones • Hall & Oates both make court filing as the legal dispute over their joint venture company continues NEWS IN BRIEF • Shane MacGowan dies • UK government pauses the blocking of the proposed London MSG Sphere - even though MSG has given up on the plan • BMG announces restructure to “future proof” the business • European Parliament committee calls for new EU rules to regulate streaming • Caity Baser, The Last Dinner Party and Sekou named BRITs Rising Stars ALSO MENTIONED • Spotify unwraps Wrapped - assigns everyone a Sound Town
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