Ai Songwriter

· By Will Harken

Want an AI Songwriter? Here’s What You Need To Know.

Yes, AI can write music now. But is it GOOD MUSIC? Before you dive into using AI as your personal songwriter, let's figure out what you're getting into. 🎶

What Is AI Songwriting?

AI songwriting means using AI tech to create music. It's like having a robot buddy who's a bit of a musical genius. These AI systems analyze tons of music to learn what makes a song TICK - melody, lyrics, structure, you name it.

It's not just about spitting out random lyrics or notes, like 1,000,000 monkeys hitting a typewriter. These AIs can churn out complete tracks that can feel pretty human. But remember, it's a tool - you gotta guide it to get what you want.

Fun fact: The infinite monkey theorem states that a monkey hitting keys at random on a typewriter keyboard for an infinite amount of time will almost surely type any given text, including the complete works of William Shakespeare.

Pros of Using AI in Music

Speed

AI can whip up tunes faster than you can say "Grammy Award." Even if it isn't going to win a Grammy by itself anytime soon. If you're battling with writer's block or tight deadlines, AI can be a lifesaver. It's like having a creative partner on call 24/7, ready to roll when inspiration strikes. 💡

Experimentation

AI lets you mess around with styles and genres without sweating over each note. Want a jazz-inflected pop tune? Or maybe something that mixes EDM with classical? AI's your go-to for trying out wild, new sounds quickly. The ability to generate music faster allows for more iteration and experimentation, and that's a good thing.

Breaking Down Walls

AI is making music creation accessible to more folks. You don't need to be Mozart or have pricey gear. With AI, if you've got ideas, you can start creating. It's democratizing music production, and that's a win. Soon (and I mean very soon) you will be able to record yourself singing on your phone and have your recording converted into studio-quality, polished vocals. AI will continue to drive the "bedroom producer" boom from a production and songwriting standpoint.

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Cons: It Ain't All Sunshine

Originality Concerns

One knock against AI is that it might make tunes that feel a bit... been there, done that. Since it learns from existing music, there's a risk of producing stuff that's too similar to what's already out there. Creativity's key, so use AI to spice things up, not replace the human touch.

Licensing and Legal Shit

Here's the headache part. Who owns the music? If an AI pumps out a banger, navigating the legal stuff can be murky. Copyright laws are still catching up with tech, so tread carefully and do your homework to avoid legal messes.

Soul Question

Some folks argue music from AI lacks emotional depth. They say you can't replicate the heart and soul a human pours into their work. There's some truth here, but it's about how you use AI. It's a collaborator, not a replacement for human emotion and experience.

So, Should You Use AI for Songwriting?

It boils down to this: What do you want from your music? If speed, experimentation, and breaking barriers excite you, AI could be your new best friend. But if you're all about raw emotion and originality, you might find AI a bit limiting. Remember, AI's a tool, not the endgame. And anyone that thinks they can get rich and famous from an "easy button" might be in for a rude awakening.

Learn more about getting rich and famous with AI music here. It's about blending it with your artistic vision. The dope shit happens when human creativity meets AI's capabilities. That's where the magic is.

Getting Started with AI in Music

Pick the Right AI

Not all AI music software is created equal. Do your research. Some are killer at crafting melodies, others excel with lyrics. Think about what you need and choose accordingly. And hey, many have free trials, so test drive a few. You can check out my top AI picks right here. Right now, one of the most impressive ones is Suno.ai, which acts as both a songwriter and producer. The ones I actually use the most for my work are ChatGPT and Stable Audio.

Learn the Ropes

Diving into AI without a clue will frustrate the hell out of you. Take some time to understand how your chosen AI works. Play with the settings, mess around with inputs, and see what comes out. You'll get better results when you know how to steer the ship.

Mix Human with Machine

Last tip: don't let AI do all the heavy lifting. Start with its ideas, then add your flavor. Or start with your ideas, and let AI finish parts of it out. Tweak melodies, rewrite lyrics, and infuse your essence into the track. AI can start the conversation, but you gotta finish it.

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Final Thoughts

AI songwriting isn't just a fad; it's here to stay. And it's got the potential to revolutionize how we create music. But like any tool, its value comes from how you use it. Stay sharp, stay creative, and let AI be a part of your music-making journey, not the whole trip.

Embrace the possibilities, navigate the challenges, and keep pushing the boundaries of what music can be. Because at the end of the day, it's about making tunes that resonate, however you get there.

If you want a done-for-you service that combines human and artificial intelligence, hit me up at Music Made Pro. Let's make some magic happen. You can also "talk" with me using the video below:

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