Known for being an experimental music icon and having two children with Elon Musk, Grimes has a different stance from the art and consumer community when it comes to the use of artificial intelligence in music.
I feel like we shouldn't force approvals – but rather work out publishing with stuff that's super popular. That seems most efficient? We cud use elf tech for it tho – but I think we'll notice if a grimes song goes viral
Indeed, she recently declared that she would share 50% of the royalties of any song generated by the AI using her voice and having success. She also stated that users would be able to use her voice freely without any sanction, as she has no record company or legal obligations.
Artificial intelligence in the age of massive content consumption
Grimes isn't the first to use AI in music. In 2021, Holly Hernon launched her Holly Plus platform, which generates music from her voice. AI-created songs are becoming increasingly popular on TikTok, where Ariana Grande, Kanye West and Taylor Swift have been used to generate content. However, this raises copyright and AI issues, which have been closely examined by Universal Music Group.
A new threat on the horizon?
Voice cloning and the use of artists' voices to train AIs are threats to the music industry, but also to the film industry, where the first AIs capable of revolutionizing dubbing have appeared. If large companies continue to exploit actors' voices without compensation or notice, it could lead to problems in the future.
I'll split 50% royalties on any successful AI generated song that uses my voice. Same deal as I would with any artist i collab with. Feel free to use my voice without penalty. I have no label and no legal bindings. pic.twitter.com/KIY60B5uqt
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