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In an unprecedented turn of events, Randy Travis, renowned country singer, who had been incapacitated since a stroke in 2013, has released a new song "Where That Came From." What makes this seemingly impossible feat a reality is a braiding of technology and artistic innovation—artificial intelligence (AI), a surrogate singer, and countless hours of careful programming.

The unprecedented method used to revive Travis' voice —his vocals being incapacitated since the stroke— mirrors the workings of a magic trick. An AI model was meticulously trained with 42 of Travis' vocal-isolated tunes, creating an intricate understanding of the singer's voice and style. James DuPre, a talented singer and the chosen surrogate, provided the vocals, which were then reimagined via AI to resemble Travis' distinctive voice and cadence. The first-of-its-kind song is now available on streaming platforms, including YouTube, Apple Music, and Spotify.

This accomplishment is in no way dissimilar to the techniques employed by Dustin Ballard of There I Ruined It, known for his intriguing use of AI in creating voice parodies. Though initially met with skepticism, the use of AI in the music industry is rapidly evolving into a source of hope and excitement.

Warner Music Nashville's Co-president, Cris Lacy, has embraced the progressive use of AI by coining the term "AI for good." Lacy's positive reinforcement points to the future potential of technology as a tool for positive change, especially in the world of music and artistry.

However, while the potential of AI in music seems limitless, it also raises significant questions about rights and ownership. Under Tennessee’s recently passed ELVIS Act, labels have the legal right to seek action against unauthorized use of software to recreate an artist's voice. Set to come into effect on July 1st, this regulation currently stands as a game-changer, ensuring artists retain rights over their voices–even posthumously.

It is clear that Warner Music Nashville, standing tall with its substantial catalogs from deceased artists, is considering the AI horizon seriously. With the successful precedent of Randy Travis' new release, the possibility of 'resurrecting' the voices of these late artists for new content isn't just feasible: it's a reality. As enticing as it seems, this eventuality could create a lucrative avenue for the label, ushering in a new era where technology reshapes music, artists, and the legacy they leave behind.

The blending of Travis' vocals with AI is a remarkable example of the synergistic power of technology and creativity – a model that not only preserves the legacy of artists but also potentially reimagines the future of the music industry. As we stand on the brink of limitless possibilities, it remains to be seen just how this dynamic will unfold. The age-old adage of "sing until your last breath" acquires a hauntingly literal sense in this new AI dawn. The music world, as we know it, is getting ready to hit the next thrilling note.