Microsoft is redefining music creation with its latest addition, Copilot Suno, to its Copilot generative AI chatbot. This innovative extension allows users to “convert their creative concepts into songs” without any musical training. Announced earlier this week, Copilot Suno, a product of collaboration with an AI music startup, aims to make music creation as straightforward as capturing a photo on a smartphone.
The Copilot Suno extension is a game-changer in music production. It crafts complete songs – from lyrics and instrumentals to vocals – based solely on text prompts entered by the user. Imagine typing a prompt and watching the AI take over the entire process.
The unique appeal of Copilot Suno lies in its ease of use. It opens up the world of music composition to everyone, regardless of their musical background or technical abilities, democratizing the art of song creation.
We are excited to share that that we have partnered with Suno, a leader in artificial intelligence-based music creation to bring their capabilities to Microsoft Copilot. Through this partnership, people will have at their fingertips the ability, regardless of musical background, to create fun, clever, and personalized songs with a simple prompt. Suno has been a leader in AI music technology, pioneering the ability to generate complete songs—lyrics, instrumentals, and singing voices—from a single sentence.
What is Copilot Suno?
What exactly is Copilot Suno? Suno, translating to “listen” in Hindi, was established in Cambridge, MA, by a group of musicians and AI enthusiasts who share a passion for music. Since its inception in 2022, Suno has garnered impressive financial support, securing over $224M through 58 funding rounds from 135 investors. The collaboration between Suno and Microsoft is particularly significant at this juncture, as major tech firms, including Facebook and Google, are increasingly focusing on consumer AI audio-generation tools, often partnering with specialized music-tech companies.
AI Copilot key is coming to the new Microsoft keyboard
Mikey Shulman, CEO and co-founder, shared with Axios that the creation of beautiful music has traditionally been hindered by the need for instrumental skills or complex software. Vocal music, a key feature in Suno’s offerings, further sets it apart. Suno, integrated into Copilot Suno, simplifies music creation, removing these barriers.
Like many AI-powered tools, questions around AI ethics inevitably arise. Suno addresses this by matching songs to prompts without exposing its training dataset. The company asserts that this approach reduces plagiarism and copyright concerns. For instance, while users can request Suno to create a song “in the style of” a certain artist, direct replication of existing song lyrics is prohibited by the system. This balance ensures creativity while respecting copyright laws.
How to use Copilot Suno?
Just follow these steps:
- Go to the following URL: https://copilot.microsoft.com/
- Sign up with your Microsoft account.
- Make sure Suno is activated from Plugins tab.
- Then enter your prompt!
- For instance, we asked Copilot Suno to “create an uplifting rock song about the benefits of artificial intelligence.”
Copilot Suno provided us with a song called Wired Revolution! Check out its lyrics below:
In a world of wires and silicon dreams
We’re breaking free, we’re rewriting the scene (rewriting the scene)
Machines are learning, the future’s in our hands
Together we’ll soar, like never before, we’ll take a stand (ooh yeah)
Welcome to the wired revolution (revolution)
Where circuits pulse with evolution (evolution)
We’ll ride the lightning, we’ll break the chains
Artificial intelligence, the power to change the game (change the game)
Listen to the song:
Featured image credit: Kerem Gülen/Midjourney