MusicLM: Generating Music From Text

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MusicLM, a new model from a team over at Google Research, creates music from text descriptions.

Here are the details from the project Abstract:

We introduce MusicLM, a model generating high-fidelity music from text descriptions such as “a calming violin melody backed by a distorted guitar riff”. MusicLM casts the process of conditional music generation as a hierarchical sequence-to-sequence modeling task, and it generates music at 24 kHz that remains consistent over several minutes. Our experiments show that MusicLM outperforms previous systems both in audio quality and adherence to the text description.

Unsurprisingly, some of these feel totally right, while some sound completely different from how I thought they would based on the text. Still, there’s definitely a lot of possibility in this, and I’m sure we’ll be seeing more developments down the line.

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