Grimes Invites AI Creators to Use Her Voice for Songs: “I’ll Split 50% Royalties”
While most artists are currently on the fence about AI technology, Grimes has announced that she’s totally for it. Recently, the singer released a statement saying that she would be open to AI-generated songs using her voice. In addition, she would split 50 percent of song royalties on any successful AI-generated song using her voice. Since she’s an independent artist, she clarified that anyone can use her voice “without penalty” since she has “no label and no legal bindings.”
Grimes Wants Any AI Creators to Use Her Voice
Grimes, who has been vocal about her interest in AI and technology, sees AI-generated music as a positive addition to the industry. Her announcement comes in the wake of the recent controversy over an unauthorized song featuring AI-generated vocals of Drake and The Weeknd, which was taken down from social media platforms under unclear circumstances.
In a reply to her announcement, Grimes said that she thinks it’s cool to be fused with a machine, and she likes the idea of open-sourcing all art and killing copyright. However, she later clarified that she is working on a system with her team, so they can collect and pay out royalties using “smart contracts.”
Grimes’ willingness to allow others to use her voice without restrictions has raised concerns about the potential ill effects of AI-generated music. In a series of tweets, she acknowledged that there may be chaos and even bad outcomes, but said that the ultimate goal has always been to push boundaries and “poke holes in the simulation.”
It remains unclear how Grimes plans to navigate potential legal issues and ensure that her voice is not in ways that she finds objectionable, following her offer. However, her willingness to embrace this technology could potentially pave the way for other artists to do the same.
Her Announcement Inspired Other Musicians to Do the Same
Grimes’ announcement about allowing the use of her voice for AI-generated songs without penalty has inspired other musicians to follow suit. This trend could have significant implications for the music industry, which has also been grappling with copyright issues related to AI-generated music.
As AI-generated music becomes more prevalent, record labels and artists may also need to rethink their approach to copyright and licensing. Grimes’ announcement could signal a new era of openness and collaboration in the music industry, where artists are willing to share their voices and creative output with others.
As the music industry grapples with the legal and ethical implications of this technology, it will then be interesting to see how artists like Grimes shape the future of music.