HUMAN ARTISTRY CAMPAIGN ADDS 25+ NEW MEMBERS
IMPALA and other organisations were officially announced as having joined the Human Artistry Campaign. Below is the press release announcing the latest signatures as the coalition cements itself as the preeminent creative community voice in the fast-moving AI debate.
Washington, DC, 6th April, 2023
After a widely-acclaimed launch at South by Southwest® (SXSW®), the Human Artistry Campaign has grown nearly 50% to 70+ worldwide members in just its first two weeks. Collective support among the newest members spans across journalism, photography, and voice actors as well as major global organisations representing songwriters, composers, publishers, and independent music. With this rapid growth, the coalition is even further poised to speak authoritatively on how AI can develop in ways that strengthen the creative ecosystem while continuing to recognise the unique and irreplaceable role of human artistry in culture and the arts.
A coalition spokesperson said, “Almost daily since we launched, new groups have reached out to join the cause. It’s a testament to the unifying power of the Human Artistry Campaign’s seven core principles and the broader creative community’s intense focus on this issue.”
While creators in the past have waited out emerging technologies hoping they would be used in responsible ways, the Human Artistry Campaign is moving aggressively to join the AI debate at the front end. “Creators aren’t waiting to be invited to the table this time,” the coalition explained. “We are claiming our seat and speaking up now, while there is time to work together with tech to ensure AI is trained and deployed in ways that follow all relevant laws and respect creators’ and performers’ rights.”
The Human Artistry Campaign’s seven core principles are available here and individuals who support them can sign the coalition’s petition here.
The current coalitions members are (new members listed in bold):
About The Human Artistry Campaign
The Human Artistry Campaign was launched at SXSW 2023 for open dialogue and guidance from the united creative community in the AI debate. The growing coalition supports seven core principles for keeping human creativity at the centre of technological innovation. Visit HumanArtistryCampaign.com to join.
More about IMPALA
IMPALA was established in 2000 and now represents nearly 6000 independent music companies. 99% of Europe’s music companies are small, micro and medium businesses and self-releasing artists. Known as the independents, they are world leaders in terms of innovation and discovering new music and artists – they produce more than 80% of all new releases and account for 80% of the sector’s jobs. IMPALA’s mission is to grow the independent music sector sustainably, return more value to artists, promote diversity and entrepreneurship, improve political access, inspire change, and increase access to finance. IMPALA works on a range of key issues for its members, runs various award schemes and has a programme aimed at businesses who want to develop a strategic relationship with the independent sector – Friends of IMPALA.
IMPALA – Independent Music Companies Association
Rue des Deux Eglises 37-39, 1000, Brussels, BELGIUM
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