Billie Eilish and Nicki Minaj are some of the musicians against AI. 200 artists are calling for the “predatory” use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the industry to be stopped. Real Research, an online survey, revealed that 48.9% of the respondents were aware of this.


  • 67.98% think AI could be a major threat to musician’s careers in the future.
  • 65.38% agree with the letter by the artists, which states that “we will set in motion a race to the bottom” if AI is left unchecked.
  • 59.42% believe artists are likely to embrace AI for creative experimentation

Why Are Musicians Against AI?

YouTube revealed an AI tool that clones pop stars’ voices. 54.28% of the respondents stated that they were somewhat concerned about this and 33.66% were extremely concerned.

Figure 1: How concerned respondents are over the newly revealed YouTube AI tool

Additionally, the artists issued a letter demanding that technology companies pledge to develop AI tools that undermine or replace human songwriters and artists. A survey on musicians against AI revealed that 54.38% of the respondents think this is highly justified.

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Musicians Against AI

In the open letter, also signed by Katy Perry and the estate of Frank Sinatra, artists warned AI: “We will set in motion a race to the bottom” if left unchecked. 65.38% of the respondents agree with this statement.

Figure 2: Whether respondents the above statement by the musicians against AI

Furthermore, some artists, like Grimes, actually favor AI, as they see this as an opportunity for experimentation or to inspire fans to create songs using their vocal styles. 59.42% of the respondents think it is highly likely that other artists will follow suit.

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Survey on Artists Seeking to Stop “Predatory” AI Usage in the Music Industry

Lastly, 67.98% of the respondents think AI could be a major threat to musician’s careers in the future.

Figure 3: Is AI a threat to musicians careers?


Survey TitleSurvey on Artists Seeking to Stop “Predatory” AI Usage in the Music Industry
DurationApril 17 – April 26, 2024
Number of Participants5,000
DemographicsMales and females, aged 21 to 99
Participating Countries Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, China (Hong Kong) China (Macao), China (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greanada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Maluritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.