Fans of singers Kazem al-Saher and Amr Diab were treated by the release of “Small Affairs” the first-ever duet between both singers, based on a poem by Nizar Qabbani sung by Kazem.
However, they quickly noticed something off with Diab’s voice – it was actually AI generated.
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Audience reactions were mixed.
Some felt that Diab’s likeness was almost perfect, while others criticized the duet as an infringement on his rights by using his voice for a song he did not authorize.
The Society of Authors Composers and Music Publishers of Egypt (SACERAU) issued a warning statement against any party that exploits the music of its members without obtaining a permit from it.