Whether Prince, Freddie Mercury or, most recently, the Beatles: Songs and albums by deceased artists continue to appear posthumously – now also with the help of artificial intelligence. US rock singer Sheryl Crow (62) fought against it during her lifetime.

“I have paid lawyers to ensure that my art, my voice and my image remain in my grave and are not dug up,” Crow told the German Press Agency. “It’s so crazy what you have to think about today in order to protect your life’s work after your death.”

She has also taken precautions in case unpublished songs are discovered in her estate. “I have stated in my will that no demo recording of mine may be released after my death so that others can make money from it.” There is also a simple reason for this. “With my music catalog it’s like this: If I didn’t release songs, there were reasons for that. I was dissatisfied with it or wasn’t completely behind it.”

The multiple Grammy winner (“All I Wanna Do”, “Soak Up The Sun”) is releasing her eleventh album “Evolution” this Friday, the single of the same name is about the effects of artificial intelligence.