Jonathan King quoted in The New Yorker article on Sir Lucian Grainge, Artificial Intelligence and the Music Industry
Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman partner Jonathan King was quoted in a January 29, 2024 The New Yorker article titled “Inside the Music Industry’s High-Stakes A.I. Experiments” by John Seabrook. The article, which focuses on Sir Lucian Grainge, the CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group (UMG), provides an insightful look into the current state of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) in the music industry and the potential impact it could have on the future of music. It highlights how A.I. is being used to, among other things, create new music, personalize music recommendations, and identify hit songs. It also discusses various implications associated with the use of A.I. in the music industry, such as the potential for A.I. to replace human creativity and the need for transparency in the use of A.I. The article features interviews with several key players in the music industry, including executives from major record labels and representatives from A.I. music start-ups. Jonathan King was quoted in connection with his work on a submission that UMG submitted to the U.S. Copyright Office on the use of A.I. in the music industry. He is also a member of the litigation team in the lawsuit brought by major record label UMG and other music publishers against artificial intelligence company Anthropic for distributing copyrighted lyrics with its AI model Claude 2.