Support for Human Artistry Campaign Grows to Over 40+ Organizations

Human Artistry Campaign receives support from more organizations
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Human Artistry Campaign receives support from more organizations
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An ever-expanding list of 40+ creative organizations, including music, sports, and acting coalitions, have joined the Human Artistry Campaign to promote a list of principles for advancing artificial intelligence within the creative space.

First announced at SXSW in Austin at an event discussing the potential of AI and immersive technology, the Human Artistry Campaign outlined principles advocating best practices for artificial intelligence within the creative space. These principles emphasize transparency and adherence to copyright law and intellectual property.

The core principles that the coalition outlines include that using copyrighted works for training AI requires authorization, licensing, and compliance with all state and federal laws.

“AI developers must ensure any content used for training purposes is approved and licensed from the copyright owner, including content previously used by any pre-trained AIs they may adopt,” the principles read. “AI must not receive exemptions from copyright law or other intellectual property laws and must comply with core principles of fair market competition and compensation. Creating special shortcuts or legal loopholes for AI would harm creative livelihoods, damage creators’ brands, and limit incentives to create and invest in new works.”

“Incredible music originates from individuals,” says NMPA President and CEO David Israelite. “As we face growing AI capabilities, we as an industry are united around the fact that human artistry must be protected by strong copyright law and policy and that AI tools are developed in ways that do not undermine the value of songwriters’ work.”

Several more names now appear on the list of those in support of the Human Artistry Campaign than when the coalition first announced its debut at SXSW. The growing list of organizations now exceeds 45.

The Human Artistry Campaign Membership List:

  • American Association of Independent Music
  • American Federation of Musicians
  • Americana Music Association
  • American Photographic Artists
  • Artist Rights Alliance
  • Artist Rights Watch
  • Association of American Publishers
  • Authors Guild
  • Black Music Action Coalition
  • BMI
  • BPI
  • Christian Music Trade Association
  • Church Music Publishers Association
  • Concept Art Association
  • Department for Professional Employees
  • European Composer and Songwriter Alliance
  • Folk Alliance International
  • Future of Music Coalition
  • Georgia Music Partners
  • Global Music Rights
  • Gospel Music Association
  • Graphic Artists Guild
  • IFPI
  • International Federation of Actors
  • #IRespectMusic
  • Living Legends Federation
  • MLB Players Association
  • Music Artists Coalition
  • Music Managers Forum – US
  • Music Tech Policy
  • Music Workers Alliance
  • National Music Publishers’ Association
  • News Media Alliance
  • NFL Players Association
  • NHL Players’ Association
  • Professional Photographers of America
  • Recording Academy
  • Recording Industry Association of America
  • Rhythm & Blues Foundation
  • Songwriters of North America
  • SoundExchange
  • The Trichordist