US and Brazil-based music creation platform Moises has unveiled an artificial intelligence-powered platform called Voice Studio that will allow vocalists to license their own voices and sell them to producers and content creators.
Voice Studio will serve as a marketplace for AI-powered voice modeling, allowing vocalists to monetize their own voice models to other music makers.
The launch of the new platform comes amid the evolving digital landscape of music production with the advent of Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) such as ProTools, Logic, and FL Studio, says Moises.
Moises was able to develop its new app after raising $10.25 million from investors as of April. At the time, the company said it has surpassed the milestone of 30 million registered users on its platform.
At launch, Voice Studio features a roster of 11 “top-quality professional voices,” with plans for expansion in the near future. This AI-powered tool will allow creators to transform their own voices into those of any singers featured in the platform’s library. This provides producers with a range of voices, each distinguished by its unique tone, timbre, and pitch to better convey their tracks to potential collaborators.
Producers can use these voice models for a one-time fee, said Moises. The startup claims that Voice Studio has the ability to speed up the content creation process for video and audio production companies.
“Video and audio production companies with limited time to create demos for clients can create and turn around content quickly, saving the vocal talent hiring process for later,” Moises said.
The startup added that the launch of Voice Studio reflects its commitment to expanding voice licensing possibilities through the use of AI, benefiting rightsholders and artists alike.
The technology marks a departure from the use of voice cloning to imitate well-known artists without consent, said Moises.
“The year 2023 saw an eruption of unauthorized AI vocal clone services that infringe not only the rights of the artists whose voices are being cloned but also the rights of those that own the sound recordings in each underlying musical track,” the RIAA said in a recent submission to the Office of the US Trade Representative’s ‘Review of Notorious Markets for Counterfeiting and Piracy.’
“There are so many incredible singers in the world who fly under the radar. Moises has developed a new business model that empowers these artists to extend their reach to a broader market of creators who want to augment and filter their own singing.”
Geraldo Ramos, Moises
Instead of using voice cloning, Moises said Voice Studio introduces an “artist-centric approach to responsible AI-powered voice modeling technology.”
“There are so many incredible singers in the world who fly under the radar. Moises has developed a new business model that empowers these artists to extend their reach to a broader market of creators who want to augment and filter their own singing,” said Geraldo Ramos, CEO and Founder of Moises.
“And we are excited to provide a new revenue stream for these talented vocalists.”
Established by Ramos, Eddie Hsu, and Jardson Almeida, Moises offers an AI-driven application that enables musicians to dissect their tracks into stems (isolated voices or instruments), identify chords, adjust tempo or pitch without affecting other musical elements, and refine their audio with professional mastering, among a host of other features.
The launch of services like Voice Studio comes amid the growing popularity of AI-generated tracks that mimic artists’ voices. Earlier this year, Canadian singer, songwriter and record producer Grimes launched an AI project in beta, inviting users to create songs using her voice in exchange for a 50% share of the master recording royalties.
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