The user posted a clip from one of the fake tracks to a leakedmusic forum and claims to have quickly convinced its users of its authenticity. Instantly, I noticed everyone started to believe it, mourningassasin said.
If the story sounds familiar, its essentially a recycling of last months AI Drake / The Weeknd fiasco.
As generative AI takes the world by storm Google just devoted most of its I/O 2023 keynote to it people eager to make a quick buck through unscrupulous means are seizing the moment before copyright laws catch up.
The fact that Ocean hasnt released a new album since 2016 and recently teased an upcoming followup to Blond may have added to the eagerness to believe the songs were real.
The scammer claims multiple people expressed interest in private messages, offering to pay big money for it. They reportedly fetched 3,000 to 4,000 for each song in mid to late April.