Called AI Song, the new feature allows users to input text prompts which are then transformed into lyrics and a melody — with the track's genre also selected by the TikToker.
Partly powered by the language model Bloom, Song AI is currently being trialled by TikTok with the aim of gradually rolling the feature out to users.
Barney Hooper, spokesperson for TikTok, told The Verge: “It’s not technically an AI song generator — the name is likely to change and it is currently in testing at the moment.
“Any music used is from a pre-saved catalogue created within the business. In essence, it pairs the lyrics with the pre-saved music, based on three genres: pop, hip hop, and EDM.”
Hooper adds that the tool is still in its “testing phase” and that some features are likely to change.
The study fielded questions from 1,141 artists and revealed a "growing openness to AI technology within the music community."
25% of musicians surveyed had already tried out AI music production, while 46% indicated that they would be willing to use AI music tools.
TikTok user, Jonah Manzano has shared a tutorial on the new AI feature. Watch below.
@jonahcruzmanzano How to create a song using AI on TikTok. 🎵 Explore the world of AI music on TikTok! Join me in creating catchy Pop, EDM, and HipHop songs using simple prompts and words. 🤖✨ Let's make music together! 🚀🎶 What is AI Song? AI Song is an experimental feature available on TikTok, utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) to generate songs based on prompts you input. How does AI Song work? The lyric generation in AI Song is driven by Bloom, a robust language model employing machine learning to produce text. It's important to note that lyrics generated by this model might include errors, and the same lyrics may be generated for multiple users utilizing the feature. For your security, refrain from sharing personal or confidential information while using AI Song #tiktok #tiktoknewfeature #tiktokai #tiktoknews #tiktokupdate ♬ Vibes - ZHRMusic
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