Spotify has removed a significant number of songs generated by AI startup Boomy from its streaming platform.
The decision comes after Universal Music Group (UMG) alerted Spotify about suspicious activities related to tracks uploaded by Boomy, suggesting the use of bots to artificially inflate song numbers.
Approximately 7% of the tracks shared by Boomy have been removed by Spotify in response.
Spotify has stated that artificial streaming is a widespread issue in the industry, and they are actively working to combat it.
Boomy, which launched in 2021, has claimed to have generated 14.5 million songs, accounting for 14% of recorded music.
In April, UMG urged streaming platforms to ban AI-generated music from their services, citing concerns that some AI systems may have been trained on copyrighted content without proper consent or compensation to the rightsholders.
UMG emphasized its commitment to protecting the rights of its artists and stated it would take necessary measures to enforce those rights.