Switched On Pop | AI Drake has put music in a tailspin
A podcast breaking down the music of pop hits.
Switched On Pop
Published 21 April 2023

Pop music surrounds us, but how often do we really listen to what we’re hearing? Switched on Pop is the podcast that pulls back the curtain on pop music. Each episode, join musicologist Nate Sloan and songwriter Charlie Harding as they reveal the secret formulas that make pop songs so infectious. By figuring out how pop hits work their magic, you’ll fall in love with songs you didn’t even know you liked.

We have an emergency podcast drop because the biggest and fastest moving story on the internet right now is about a song called "Heart On My Sleeve". The track sounds like it was made by the producer Metro Boomin featuring Drake and The Weeknd.

It might be one of the most consequential songs in music history because it was actually a fake, made with AI. The blowback from this song has been enormous and a bit confusing.

Host Charlie Harding went on The Vergecast podcast to break down how this song was likely made, and what it might mean for the music industry, the tech industry and all of our intellectual property.

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