Would you like a John Legend song about your morning walk? Or a Demi Lovato song about dinner last night? Or a ballad about a sunset by T-Pain? YouTube is releasing a tool that makes this a reality.
The AI tool called Dream Tracks allows users to enter a short prompt and select a participating artist. The AI then creates a track up to 30 seconds long that users can insert into a YouTube Shorts video. The tool will initially be available to a select group of creatives. The current list of participating artists includes Alec Benjamin, Charlie Puth, Charli XCX, Demi Lovato, John Legend, Papoose, Sia, T-Pain and Troye Sivan.
Below is an example with Charlie Puth.
YouTube has also released a number of Testify from the participating musicians, with some being very enthusiastic about the technology and others being more cautiously optimistic.
“When I was first approached by YouTube, I was cautious and still am: AI will change the world and the music industry in ways we don’t yet fully understand,” said Charli XCX. “This experiment offers a glimpse into the creative possibilities that could be possible, and I’m excited to see what comes out of it.”
“Participating in YouTube’s Dream Track experiment is an opportunity to help shape the possibilities for the future,” added John Legend. “As an artist, I’m happy to have a seat at the table and look forward to seeing what creators come up with during this time.”
The new tool came just a day after YouTube announced new rules and guidelines for AI technology on its platform. One of the rules is particularly relevant given Dream Tracks’ announcement: music labels representing artists participating in YouTube’s AI incubator have the right to remove any video that contains an AI-generated sound-alike of that artist.
Dream Tracks joins a growing list of AI tools released by the Google-owned video giant. Perhaps the most notable of these other tools is Dream Screen, which allows users to enter a prompt and receive an AI-generated video that they can use as a green screen for their Shorts videos.