Google Develops MusicLM Google recently developed the MusicLM device, an artificial intelligence (AI) system that can generate music in any genre with text descriptions. However, Google has no immediate plans to release it due to concerns about the risks, especially regarding copyright. MusicLM’s model and extensive training database (280,000 hours of music) help produce music of surprising variety and depth.
This is not the first AI music content creator.
As TechCrunch noted, projects like Google’s AudioML and Jukebox OpenAI have been up to the task. AI can not only mix genres and instruments, but also compose tracks using abstract concepts that computers normally find difficult to understand. The technology can even create melodies based on hums, whistles or descriptions of a painting.
Story mode can stitch multiple descriptions together to produce a DJ set or soundtrack. If you want a mix of dance music and reggaeton with a tune that inspires awe and awe, MusicLM can make it happen. Just don’t plan on using the technology anytime soon. Like other Google AI generators, the researchers did not release MusicLM to the public due to copyright issues.
Approximately one percent of the music produced at the time of publication was copied directly from training songs.
Shows that there are enough “coherent” traces of the original sound for AI music reproduction rights to be infringed upon. You may have to get permission to release an AI-generated song, much like musicians who rely on samples.
But MusicLM is certainly not perfect it’s actually far from it.
Some of the samples had distorted qualities, an unavoidable side effect of the training process. While MusicLM can technically produce vocals, including choral harmonies, they leave a lot to be desired. AI already has a place in music. Artists such as Holly Herndon and Arca have used algorithms to produce museum albums and soundtracks. However, it can be collaborative (like with Herndon) or deliberately unpredictable (like Arca). MusicLM may not be ready for prime time yet, but it hints at a future where AI could play a bigger role in the studio.