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TikTok is Working on an AI Songs Generation Tool

TikTok's generative AI tool will be able to generate original music, using text prompts.

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  • TikTok's generative AI tool will be able to generate original music, using text prompts.
  • TikTok warns users not to provide personal or confidential information when using the AI Song.
  • TikTok users will be able to use the AI Song feature to write out lyrics on the text field when making a post.

TikTok is testing a generative AI tool, with select users now being prompted by the app to use a new “AI Song” feature, which can generate original music, using text prompts.

This experimental feature is supported by Bloom, a large language model  (LLM) that uses machine learning to generate text. The model’s dataset contains over 176 billion parameters and can generate text in 46 languages and 13 programming languages. The ByteDance-owned company explains that the “lyrics generated by this model might contain mistakes and lyrics generated for you may also be generated for others using the same feature.” The company further warns users not to provide personal or confidential information when using the AI Song.

Meanwhile, once the AI Song feature is made available to everyone, users will be able to write out lyrics on the text field when making a post. TikTok will then recommend AI Song to add sounds to the post, and they can select the song’s genre of their choice. However, it’s not only TikTok that thought about adding AI features for creating music for its users as YouTube in November last year began testing a series of music AI tools including Dream Track, a music creation functionality that lets users make songs from either text prompts or a hummed tune. Dream Track, is currently being tested with select YouTube creators and is designed to auto-generate short 30-second music tracks in the style of popular artists.

“By simply typing an idea into the creation prompt and selecting a participating artist that appears in the carousel, an original Shorts soundtrack featuring the AI-generated voice of that artist will be produced for the creator to use in their Short.” YouTube’s Lyor Cohen and Toni Reid wrote in a blog post.

At the moment, the tool can produce tracks in the style of nine artists who’ve chosen to collaborate with YouTube on its development; Alec Benjamin, T-Pain, Charli XCX, John Legend, Papoose, Demi Lovato, Charlie Puth, Sia, and Troye Sivan.

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Winnie Nantongo

Winnie is a tech reporter with a passion for digital media & communications.
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