Canadian musician and songwriter Grimes, whose real name is Claire Boucher, has extended an open invitation to creators to use AI-generated versions of her voice to make new music. The artist has even offered to provide the raw audio files to facilitate the process. Embracing the potential of artificial intelligence in music creation, Grimes stated that she wants to be a “guinea pig” for music creators working with the technology.
In addition to her willingness to share audio files, Grimes has also offered to split the revenue of any hit song made using AI and her voice, with the technology showing signs of disrupting the music industry. “I’ll split 50% royalties on any successful AI-generated song that uses my voice,” Grimes announced on Twitter on Sunday.
Grimes’ open invitation comes with a commitment to share the rewards with creators, offering a model for equitable collaboration in the age of AI-generated music. The 50-50 royalty split reflects the value that Grimes places on the contributions of both the artists and the technology involved in producing AI-generated music.
In a move that further demonstrates her support for AI-generated music, Grimes has set forth the terms of collaboration for creators interested in using her voice. The artist announced on Twitter that she is willing to split the revenue of any successful AI-generated song that uses her voice on a 50-50 basis. “I’ll split 50% royalties on any successful AI-generated song that uses my voice,” Grimes stated on Sunday. However, this is not the first time that Boucher has delved into the world of AI song-making.
Back in 2020, Boucher collaborated with mood music startup Endel to launch an AI-powered baby lullaby-making app. In an interview with The New York Times, she explained that her motivation behind the project was to create “a better baby sleeping situation” for her son, X Æ A-XII Musk, whose father is tech entrepreneur Elon Musk.