– Google’s new software uses AI to create music from text.
– Some musicians said that AI could be a powerful tool to help create songs.
– Experts say that AI is unlikely to replace humans as musical creators.


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Thanks to new technology, you could soon become a song producer without any training.

An artificial intelligence (AI) system from Google can generate music in any genre, given a text description. Google isn’t yet releasing the software, but experts say it’s a sign of things to come.

“AI streamlines and could steamroll the creation of songs by handling songwriting (lyrics/melody) and its simultaneous recording, revolutionizing the publishing and recording industries through a simple yet creative prompt,” musician and AI expert Martin Clancy told Lifewire in an email interview.

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Google’s software, called MusicLM, was trained on a dataset of 280,000 hours of songs to learn to generate songs from descriptions. Researchers wrote about the new software in a recently published paper and acknowledged growing concerns around creativity and AI.

“We acknowledge the risk of potential misappropriation of creative content associated to the use case,” the authors of the paper wrote. “We strongly emphasize the need for more future work in tackling these risks associated to music generation.”

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Clancy said that MusicLM has the potential to revolutionize song creation. “Imagine being able to select your preferred genre, adjust for your music skill level and even tailor the music to specify physical settings,” he said. “The added capability of using human humming or whistle prompts and timber settings is intriguing. These are all parameters within Google MusicLM.”

Mansoor Rahimat Khan, the CEO of Beatoven.ai, an AI-powered music startup, said in an email interview that AI can help people generate musical ideas.

“An artist is limited by their own creativity,” he added. “With the use of AI, they will be able to go beyond their imagination and integrate AI-generated music as part of their compositions and song creation process.”[…]

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