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Developers are now using AI for text-to-music apps on August 21, 2023 at 5:27 pm

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With the rise in popularity of Large Language Models (LLMs) and Generative AI tools like ChatGPT Developers have found use cases to mold text in different ways for use cases ranging from writing emails to summarizing articles. Now, they are looking to help you generate bits of music by just typing some words.

Brett Bauman, the developer of PlayListAI (previously LinupSupply), launched a new app called Songburst on the App Store this week. The app doesn’t have a steep learning curve. You just have to type in a prompt like “Calming piano music to listen to while studying” or “Funky beats for a podcast intro” to let the app generate a music clip.

If you can’t think of a prompt the app has prompts in different categories including video, lo-fi, podcast, gaming, meditation, and sample.

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Bauman told TechCrunch that he built the backend of the app using Vercel and music is generated through Leap. Currently, there is a limitation of generating 30 seconds and some output might not be of great quality. Bauman said that over time he will look to increase the length of the generated music clip and improve quality.

Songburst is free to try but it offers a subscription at $9.99 per month or $79.99 per year. The subscription gives you 20 song credits per month and the ability to download tracks in the mp3 format. Users can also buy additional credits in packs of 5 ($7.99), 10 ($11.99) or 20 ($15.99).

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Bauman said he built the app because there are few simple and mobile native text-to-music solutions around which are not use spammy tactics to draw subscription money.

He’s not alone in trying to make a neat text-to-music app, however. Akhil Tolani, who has made apps like the music collaboration app Rapchat, has launched CassetteAI, which is available on the web and App Store both.

At the input level, CassetteAI works similarly to other apps. You type in a prompt for music and it churns out a track. However, it can generate a sample up to three minutes long. The app maker said this is because the app works on a custom model based on seq2seq hierarchal architecture and it is trained on a specialized data set to generate copyright-free music.

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The tool also provides an interface for users to create different versions of the generated tracks and edit and mix them to make a new track. These tools are pretty basic, so don’t expect to create a multilayered master track out of this just yet.

Cassette AI interface for mixing tracks Image Credits: Cassette AI

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Tolani said that the tool was operating on a waitlist basis until now, but he is opening it up to more people now. He told TechCrunch that he is also experiencing a Cassette AI pro subscription priced at $4.99 per month, which will give users access to unlimited song generation, access to better quality AI models for improved song generation.

The developer mentioned that Cassette AI is better than other music generators such as Mubert and Beatbot because it generates better quality music with a quicker turnaround time. He added that with Cassette AI, he wants to respect the ethical boundaries of the music industry.

“We want people to see AI as a tool for music creation, not a replacement for creators: calculators did not replace mathematicians, they just made it easier to calculate things. We want to make music production accessible to everyone for any use case,” he said.

These tools are mainly targeting creators, who can use copyright-free music in their videos or podcasts. The developers are also hoping that musicians notice their tools and blend them into their sample or song-making process.

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Apart from indie developers, major tech companies are also taking a crack at the text-to-music generation problem. Google made its MusicLM tool public during the Google IO developer conference in May. In June, Meta open-sourced its own AI-powered music generator called MusicGen.

While models are improving when it comes to the quality of the generated tracks, there are concerns regarding the training data they use to create music. To avoid legal troubles, OpenAI has made its Jukebox model part open-sourced and has banned users from creating music for commercial use cases. Then there are some AI-forward musicians like Grimes, who invited fans to make songs with her voice and split royalties with her in April.

​ With the rise in popularity of Large Language Models (LLMs) and Generative AI tools like ChatGPT Developers have found use cases to mold text in different ways for use cases ranging from writing emails to summarizing articles. Now, they are looking to help you generate bits of music by just typing some words. Brett Bauman, 

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Clean Cyclers, alongside Sustainability Unscripted and other sustainability partners, is gearing up to host the 3rd Edition of the Global Sustainability Summit in the United Kingdom. Scheduled for March 28 – 29, 2024, at the prestigious House of Lords in the Palace of Westminster, the summit aims to raise awareness, promote collaboration across disciplines, tackle global challenges with local solutions, and advocate for social equity.

Canon Otto, the organizer and founder of Clean Cyclers, emphasized the summit’s commitment to inclusivity, prioritizing climate action, environmental stewardship, and identifying policy pathways for sustainable development. Under the theme “Advancing Sustainability, a Journey Towards a Greener Future,” the summit will gather leading visionaries, experts, innovators, and change-makers from global corporations, organizations, and government agencies to brainstorm strategies for adopting the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

Sustainability Businessman Otton Canon

The summit will feature panel sessions addressing urgent topics such as climate action, circular economy, renewable energy revolution, sustainable cities, biodiversity conservation, green finance, sustainable agriculture, and climate justice. Additionally, it will recognize and celebrate companies, governments, organizations, and individuals demonstrating commitment to sustainability through practical initiatives and the realization of short-term objectives and long-term goals.

In a statement, the organizers highlighted the broad spectrum of sustainability practices, policies, and innovations aimed at mitigating climate change, conserving biodiversity, protecting natural resources, and promoting social equity. The theme “Advancing Sustainability” underscores the need for a shift from short-term exploitative approaches to long-term regenerative ones, reflecting humanity’s ability to learn, adapt, and innovate.

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The summit aims to foster knowledge exchange, collaboration, and actionable solutions over two days of physical gathering at the House of Parliament in London. Participants will explore diverse perspectives, share knowledge, and work together to shape strategies that drive meaningful change and accelerate progress towards a sustainable future.

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From Entertainment to Innovation: Nigerian Trailblazers at House of Lords, March 28th, 2024, explores the transformative journey of these visionary individuals in global innovation. Join us as we celebrate their remarkable achievements and discuss the future of sustainable innovation on the world stage.

In a remarkable journey from the world of entertainment to the forefront of innovation, Nigerian visionaries are making waves on the global stage, transcending boundaries and redefining what it means to be a leader in sustainability. At the heart of this movement lies the upcoming 3rd Edition of the Global Sustainability Summit, set to take place at the historic House of Lords, Palace of Westminster, United Kingdom, on March 28th, 2024.

Hosted by Clean Cyclers in collaboration with Sustainability Unscripted and other esteemed partners, this summit represents a pivotal moment in the advancement of sustainability as a global practice. With the theme ‘Advancing Sustainability: A Journey Towards A Greener Future’, the event serves as a platform for leading experts, innovators, and change-makers to come together and strategize on the adoption of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

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From addressing urgent issues such as Climate Action and Circular Economy to exploring innovative solutions in Renewable Energy Revolution and Sustainable Cities, the summit aims to foster collaboration and drive meaningful change on a global scale. It will feature panel sessions where pressing topics like Biodiversity Conservation, Green Finance, Sustainable Agriculture, and Climate Justice will be deliberated upon by thought leaders from various sectors.

Lord Simon Wooley, Hosue of Lords, Baron Woolley of Woodford and Businessman Otto Canon

Central to this movement is Mr. Canon Otto, whose transformative journey from the glitz of Nigerian reality television to the helm of sustainability leadership exemplifies the power of purpose-driven action. As the visionary force behind Clean Cyclers, Mr. Otto has dedicated himself to championing causes that shape the future of our planet. His collaboration with Sustainability Unscripted underscores the importance of partnership in driving substantive change and amplifying impact.

Reflecting on the significance of the summit, Mr. Otto emphasizes the urgency and potential of embracing sustainability as a guiding principle in all aspects of human endeavors. He envisions the event as a catalyst for innovation, collaboration, and actionable solutions that will accelerate progress towards a sustainable future for generations to come.

As the world looks towards a greener and more equitable future, the Global Sustainability Summit stands as a beacon of hope and possibility. It is a testament to the power of collective action and the transformative potential of visionary leadership. Join us as we embark on this journey towards a brighter tomorrow, led by Nigerian trailblazers who are shaping the world of tomorrow, today.

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Niremia Collective closes inaugural fund with $22.5M focused on well-being technology on February 2, 2024 at 1:59 pm

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