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Life is Beautiful Festival Shifts to Block Party Format; Justice, Peggy Gou, LCD Soundsystem Lead EDM Lineup

Jack Dunn Las Vegas-based art and music festival Life is Beautiful will shift to a new format that aims to turn Sin City’s downtown into a “massive dance party.” Festival organizers on Tuesday unveiled plans for A Big Beautiful Block Party, described as a two-day “celebration of the culture, ideals and evolution of Downtown Las Vegas.” It’s set for Sept. 27-28. The EDM-focused block party format is designed to offer a more intimate experience than past iterations of the festival which included overlapping musical sets and multiple stages.

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Billie Eilish, Robert Smith and more sign open letter warning against “predatory” use of AI in music
Billie Eilish, Robert Smith, Stevie Wonder and Nicki Minaj are just a handful of artists who have signed an open letter warning against the “predatory” use of artificial intelligence (AI) in music.Yesterday (April 2), non-profit organization Artist Rights Alliance issued an open letter titled ‘Stop devaluing music’ about the rise of AI in music, signed by over 200 prominent names in the music industry. Read the full letter here.Through the letter, the artist-run nonprofit organization asks that developers, technology companies, and platforms and digital music services “pledge that they will not develop or deploy AI music-generation technology, content, or tools that undermine or replace the human artistry of songwriters and artists or deny us fair compensation for our work.”The letter states: “Make no mistake: we believe that, when used responsibly, AI has enormous potential to advance human creativity and in a manner that enables the development and growth of new and exciting experiences for music fans everywhere.”“Unfortunately, some platforms and developers are employing AI to sabotage creativity and undermine artists, songwriters, musicians and rightsholders.