As the great AI music debate rages on, Grimes has thrown her take into the arena of public discourse. Unsurprisingly (given the tech-bro persona she’s adopted over the past few years), she’s come down on the side of AI. On Sunday night (April 23), the Canadian art-pop futurist tweeted a screenshot of a New York Times article about “Heart On My Sleeve” — the controversial, ultra-viral track with AI-generated Drake and The Weeknd vocals that was removed from digital streaming platforms last week following complaints by Universal Music Group — alongside an emphatic caption.
“I’ll split 50% royalties on any successful AI generated song that uses my voice,” she wrote. “Same deal as I would with any artist i collab with. Feel free to use my voice without penalty. I have no label and no legal bindings.
“I think it’s cool to be fused w a machine and I like the idea of open sourcing all art and killing copyright,” she continued, replying to her own tweet.