Grimes makes over 200+ GrimesAI Records available for content creators to use on any platform
Earlier this year, the singer unveiled Elf.Tech, her own AI voice-mimicking software that will allow users to record vocals in Grimes’ voice. The software is powered by CreateSafe’s Triniti API, and enables artists to distribute their creations to DSPs like Spotify, Apple, Tidal, and others. Over 1000 songs have been created since its launch.
Now, her partnership with Slip.stream – the largest royalty-free music resource – content creators and fans will be able to use GrimesAI songs in their video content and live streams on any platform.
Speaking about the partnership in a press release, CreateSafe Co-Founder and CEO, Daouda Leonard, said: “Central to the mission of Grimes and CreateSafe is empowering artists with the means to not only conceive and collaborate on their creations but also to share them with a global audience.”
He continued: “Through our partnership with Slip.stream, creators will now have the unique opportunity to enhance their videos with GrimesAI music, opening up new horizons for artistic expression. Simultaneously, musicians will gain access to the burgeoning creator economy at an unprecedented scale via Slip.Stream.”
Jesse Korwin, CMO & Co-Founder at Slip.stream added: “We’re beyond excited to be collaborating with a groundbreaking visionary like Grimes. At Slip.stream, our mission is to change the music industry by breaking down barriers and enabling creators and musicians to elevate their creativity by bringing them together. This partnership is a big step forward in that endeavour.”
The use of AI in creating music continues to split artists and fans, along with Grimes, Liam Gallagher seems to be in favour of the prospect. This comes as the former gave permission for fans to use her voice in their own music with the help of AI, provided they share the royalties with her, and the latter praised an AI version of a ‘lost’ Oasis album as “mega”.
One of the most prolific artists to speak out against the method is Nick Cave, who previously described it as a “grotesque mockery of what it is to be human” and told platforms such as ChatGPT to “fuck off and leave songwriting alone”.
Others who have criticised it include Sting, who said AI “doesn’t impress” him and that songwriters will have to defend “our human capital against AI”, as well as Stereophonics frontman Kelly Jones, Ed Sheeran and Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan.
In other artificial intelligence news, last month the Council of Music Makers (CMM) published five fundamental rules that they want companies to embrace when it comes to developing music AI technologies.
These included respecting the personal data rights of music-makers, sharing the financial rewards of AI music fairly, and clearly labelling AI-generated works.