Let all of us artists embrace our AI overlords and revenue off their brilliance!
Final week, new songs from Drake and The Weeknd went viral. That’s not a shock — each of these artists are a number of the hottest on the planet. The shock was that neither of the songs was really created by the artists themselves — they have been each generated by artificial intelligence.
The Drake track sounded particularly good. If I had not identified stepping into that AI had synthesized Drake’s voice, I’d have been fooled into considering it was a authentic new single from the artist. I additionally confirmed the track to some individuals with out explaining it was made by AI and none of them figured it out till I had defined it to them.
That goes to indicate how good AI is already getting at not solely creating music, by dropping lyrics from our favourite singers on high of it. Whereas a variety of artists and labels are pushing again in opposition to the know-how and forcing takedowns of AI-generated songs on-line, some are embracing the brand new period of music creation.
Grimes has now come out saying that she is embracing the know-how and is definitely encouraging individuals to make AI-generated music utilizing her voice. The artist has pledged to work on a course of that may permit these producers to earn 50% of income from songs that they’ve created utilizing the artist’s voice. Grimes, or Grimes’ label, will take the opposite 50% of income.
Extremely, the artist has already needed to quickly implement some loose content moderation rules, saying that customers can’t use her voice with sure sorts of lyrics that she doesn’t need to be related to. It’s not stunning, however it’s a loopy factor to suppose that artists are actually going to need to do content material moderation on AI-generated songs utilizing their voices. The whole lot is simply content material moderation issues now.