Grimes lets anyone use her voice for AI-generated content


Grimes said she wants to "push boundaries" and will share 50% royalties on any successful "collaboration" involving artificial intelligence.

The Canadian singer said she would split her royalties in half earned from any successful AI-generated song that uses her voice.

"Same deal as I would with any artist I collab[orate] with. Feel free to use my voice without penalty. I have no label and no legal bindings, she said on Twitter.

"I think it's cool to be fused w[ith] a machine, and I like the idea of open-sourcing all art and killing copyright," she added.

Further elaborating, Grimes said that "we may do copyright takedowns ONLY for [really really] toxic lyrics," noting that she didn't want to be responsible "for a Nazi anthem unless it's somehow in jest a la Producers."

"That's the only rule… Probably just if [something] is viral and anti-abortion or [something] like that," Grimes said.

She said her work was an art project, and its ultimate goal was to "push boundaries rather than have a nice song." However, she would prefer to avoid "political stuff."

Last week, musician Liam Gallagher endorsed the "lost" Oasis album created with the help of AI as major music streaming services pulled a deepfake collaboration between Drake and the Weeknd from their platforms.

The viral hit, Heart on My Sleeve, violated copyright laws, Universal Music Group, which represents both artists, claimed.


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