Last Updated on January 16, 2023
As a digital marketer, it’s no secret that adding in the best music to your video and podcasts can increase conversions. Music conveys emotion, so adding the right tune can help you create content that connects.
Before AI music generators, my time generating videos was spent wasting hours on Googling for free royalty music. I’m not a professionally-trained musician (unless some junior high flute counts?). Hence, the alternative for me has been to pay for premium soundtracks, which sends ad production costs soaring.
If you face the same dilemma, you’ll be pleased to learn that AI is finally disrupting the music industry – in a good way.
An AI-powered music assistant allows you to generate a soundtrack based on a specific genre, mood, and style by combining the right rhythms, melodies, and tones.
After testing them all, here’s a list of the best AI music generators on the market (Yes, I’ve tested them all)!
Table of Contents:
What Are The Best AI Music Generators?
Here are the best companies I found after my hours of research (not in any particular order).
Best for Emotions
AIVA is an AI music generator that composes songs based on audio samples from diverse styles and genres. It allows you to choose EDM, Techno, Piano Solo, and other presets. Then, AIVA uses AI to emulate the profile and create unique tracks.
To put AIVA to the test, I generated three tracks from the EDM genre. True to its promise, AIVA created completely unique tracks (with different keys, durations, and instruments). Then, I save the file in MP3 and MIDI format. AIVA also allows premium users to download the tracks in stem/WAV.
Here are The Pros and Cons of AIVA:
AIVA has a free plan that limits users to three monthly downloads. Premium subscriptions start at 15 euros (~$17 USD at time of writing) per month for commercial uses.
AIVA works just as promised. You can custom-create sounds for your video ads or podcasts and use them commercially. I wish there were some more editing features.
2. Amper Music
Best for Podcasters
Amper Music is a sleek, minimalist AI software that creates unique soundtracks for podcasters, marketers, and brands. It spares you the hassle of calibrating audio parameters. Instead, you narrow down your preferred genre and compose a unique track in a single click.
It took me seconds to generate my track with Amper Music. Unlike most tools, it allows you to orchestrate the composition without navigating through bars of chords and rhythms. For example, I altered the percussion effect by selecting the options on the drop-down menus and re-render the audio.
Amper Music Raves and Critiques:
Amper Music is free to use, but downloads start from $5 per track, but can climb as high as $100 for commercial use.
Amper Music is ideal for beginners, thanks to its minimalist approach to AI music creation. However, downloads get expensive when you use the tracks for commercial purposes.
Best for Video Soundtracks
Soundraw.io aims to help creators compose music more efficiently. Thanks to its AI engine, the tool generates various tracks for you to choose from – based on preselected length, tempo, and mood. With a simple drop-down editor, they let you edit those tracks on the go.
Soundraw lets users create melodies with AI without signing up for an account. When I did so, the speed it takes to generate a list of unique tracks amazed me. While those tracks are passable, some share similar rhythms and styles. They simply lack the melodic depth that Aiva and Amper Music offer, in my opinion.
After playing around, here are my pros and cons of Soundraw.io:
While you can use Soundraw for free, you’ll need to pay to download and monetize those tracks.
Soundraw is excellent for video production teams needing quick batch music creation with good music quality for a lot of projects.
4. Melobytes AI Music
Best Free AI Music Generator
Melobytes is a web tool that lets the user get a taste of what AI music generation is. Despite lacking fancy visuals, Melobytes packs a punch with its extensive configurable parameters.
You can choose the music style, instruments, and audio and hone into the finer details, such as echo, distortion, and reverb, to generate a unique audio track. Or you can click Generate and let Melobyte’s AI model randomly create one.
Either way, generating music with Melobytes pushes my patience to the limit. I generated three audio, and it took 300 seconds each. Each track is unique but mediocre at best compared to other premium AI music creators.
These are reasons why you should (or shouldn’t) try Melobytes AI music:
Melobytes AI Music is free!
Melobytes AI Music needs more features and quality to be taken seriously by professionals. Still, it helps curious users get a glimpse of how AI music creation works.
Best for Streaming & Monetization
Boomy allows anyone to become an artist and earn from their creation. It uses AI to emulate genres and styles that users choose. Then, it releases them on streaming platforms and allows creators to monetize their tracks. Instead of charging on subscriptions, Boomy shares the royalties earnings with creators.
I tried releasing an album with Boomy by working through simple steps. Once I’ve chosen the genre, Boomy’s AI does the rest. Creating an album requires at least five songs, which takes less than five minutes to generate. Boomy also provides post-editing options to tweak the composition to your taste.
Here’s what I like and dislike about Boomy:
Boomy doesn’t charge a fee for using its services. Instead, the platform takes 20% of the royalties you earn.
Boomy is excellent for creators who want to monetize audio tracks on streaming platforms without doing the creative heavy-liftings.
Best for Brand Music
Soundful is the world’s most advanced AI music generator – its website boldly proclaims. While it’s hard to justify such claims, it pleases me that Soundful is the fastest AI song generator among those I’ve tested. According to its founder, 70% of Soundful users are music producers and singer-songwriters,
Soundful has a similar workflow with Boomy and Aiva. It allows you to create music by emulating selected genres and styles. For example, I chose Latin and Latin Pop, which made an audio preview in less than five seconds.
These are reasons why Soundful enjoys strong user confidence:
Soundful has a generous free plan with up to ten downloads per month. If you need unlimited downloads and other premium features, you pay $89 per year for the premium plan. Keep in mind they omit the licensing. So you would have to find out how much it is under the “enterprise” plan.
If you’re searching for a user-friendly AI music generator that impresses music professionals, Soundful is a great choice. I’m just not sure how expensive it gets under the enterprise plan.
What is an AI Music Generator?
An AI music generator is a software that automatically creates original songs based on selected genres and audio profiles. Rather than replacing professional musicians, AI music generators help them with creative inspiration. T
These tools also allow non-musicians to compose and edit their own music easily.
How do AI music generators work?
AI music generators use machine learning, a sub-discipline of artificial intelligence, to emulate the genre and style of selected samples. Then, they generate music by bringing together the melody, chords, tempo, instruments, and other acoustic details.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Will AI music generators replace songwriters?
No. AI struggles to replicate human elements in music productions, so I think we’re still a long way off from this. Still, professional songwriters can use AI to broaden their creative perspectives and increase the efficiency of their song-writing.
Is AI-generated music copyrighted?
Laws regarding copyrights for AI-generated music vary by country. The US explicitly states that works generated by AI cannot be copyrighted. Meanwhile, European regulations stipulate the level of human involvement as justification for granting copyrights. Creators in the UK are in a more favorable position as the law offers copyright protection to works generated by computers.
But really, we’re in a very grey area when it comes to AI at the moment as it’s all so new.