Night Light | AI Music Strikes a Chord

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Grimes gives go-ahead for anyone to use her voice in AI-generated songsThe music industry has seen some interesting developments in the last few weeks, and it's all AI's fault. Last week, Universal issued takedown strikes against an AI-generated song using Drake and The Weeknd's voice. This week, Grimes has taken the opposite stance claiming that anyone can use her voice in AI-generated music. There is a catch though, she takes a 50% cut. My guess is that we'll see artists, producers, and music executives either fully support or reject AI-generated music.

This is another example of technology evolving faster than we can regulate it. Similar to web3 and cybersecurity, rules need to be established quickly, or else we risk damaging creators' trust in AI technology. There's a lot of debate around how "original" AI-generated art is, but the faster we regulate it, the more likely artists will accept it.Music (and all forms of media) will change drastically as AI continues to be involved in the creative process, and longterm widespread acceptance is dependent on addressing the concerns of artists. Excited to see if any bangers come out of the Grimes x AI collabs.

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