A Revolution in the Music Industry: 3LAU and Grimes Set the Stage for AI Music Collaboration
In a groundbreaking stride for the music industry; Canadian musician Grimes and DJ 3LAU have combined AI versions of their music and voices to create a hit song. This innovative collaboration opens doors for tech-savvy musicians to follow suit, nurturing a new era of music production.
Up-and-coming artists now have the unique opportunity to use an AI model of Grimes’ voice in their own compositions – provided royalties are accorded. In a similar vein, DJ 3LAU, or Justin Blau, released an AI model of his comprehensive work spanning 12 years this Tuesday. This innovative move allows rookies to explore and utilize 3LAU’s AI model to generate their music.
Blau’s distribution platform, Royal, manages access to his AI model via blockchain technology. For just 0.011 ETH (about $25), creators can access 3LAU’s AI library. There’s a cap of 333 licenses for the 3LAU AI model to prevent an overflow of AI-generated tracks. However, the goal is not financial, as Blau is not seeking money from the songs generated from his model.
As AI music is still in nascent stages, what this AI model collaboration signifies for the music industry is yet to be deduced. The prospects have ignited excitement, fear, and a bevy of other reactions within the music community.
While some artists, like Grimes, see this as a progressive step, others fear losing their artistry to AI-composed songs. Examples of this discord include the backlash faced by Ghostwriter977’s AI-composed song.
Despite the mixed reactions, Blau believes AI’s influence on the music industry will be gradual and partial. He thinks humans will always demand live performances and relatable vocals.
The shift towards AI music has already begun. After releasing the 3LAU AI, Blau sold all 333 licenses in just five minutes.
MakingMusic101.com is an excellent resource for aspiring musicians and industry enthusiasts looking to learn more about these evolving trends in the industry.