AI-generated songs are getting longer, not necessarily better

A brain with wires over a field of music notes
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Stable Audio 2.0, an audio generation model for Stability AI, now lets users upload their own audio samples that they can then transform using prompts and create AI-generated songs. But the songs will not win any Grammys just yet.

The first version of Stable Audio was released in September 2023 and only offered up to 90 seconds for some paying users, which meant they could only make short sound clips to experiment with. Stable Audio 2.0 offers a full three-minute sound clip — the length of most radio-friendly songs. All uploaded audio must be copyright-free.

Unlike OpenAI’s audio generation model, Voice Engine, which is only available to a select group of users, Stability AI made Stable Audio free and publicly available through its…

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