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AI is completely transforming every industry and job and music is no different. 

There are platforms out there where you can simply describe the song you want and then you get it!

It really is magic.

AI music is here to stay and while there will still be room for human musicians (especially in a live setting) AI music will become more common in our lives.

But is there a way to detect AI Music? Let’s find out.

But first…

Does it Matter if a Song was created by AI?

This is likely going to be debated for the next century so we might as well get the debate underway. 

My feeling is, and this is true for all AI-generated media, that there is a time and place for AI music and also a time for human-produced music.

As a musician myself, I know that there is no better feeling than joining a circle of musicians and playing and singing (I am from Ireland where traditional music is still very very strongly ingrained in the culture).   

But, I don’t see a problem with people listening to AI music. 

There are certain situations where we don’t want AI music, so can we detect it? 

How to Tell if a Song is AI or Not?

There are two options if you want to detect if any media online was generated by AI or not.

The first option is to use your human intuition. 

You can ask yourself the following questions:

  • Does the singer have passion in their voice?
  • Are there any weird glitches in the music? 
  • Do the lyrics make sense?
  • Are there any unusual or awkward phrases that seem out of place?
  • Does the song evoke emotions in a way that feels genuine and nuanced, or does it feel flat and mechanical?

Over time, it will become more and more difficult to tell AI and human music apart. 

We can also use AI detection tools to tell if any piece of media was created by AI. 

Best AI Music Detectors

These tools are obviously still in their infancy as AI-generated music is still quite new. 

Most AI Music Detectors are not publicly available and are mainly for musicians who are tracking down copyright infringements. 

To create AI music, I usually use the platform Suno. It is easy to use and I created a song called “Montreal Nights”

You can listen to it here:

AI generated music can be good sometimes but often lacks passion

Like, I said above, AI Music Detectors are not yet ready or freely available. I found one that worked and it is called Icram Aplify.

First I signed up and clicked the AI Music Detector Option and then uploaded my song. 

best ai music detector

I was quite surprised that the result I got was only available as a JSON file and I had to look through this code to get my result. The result predicted the song was 100% likely to be AI-generated but this really isn’t a user friendly result.

Some of the other tools available to use are Pex and TuneCore AI.

Alternatively, if your song has vocals you can also use a tool AI voice detector like Play HT. 

What about AI Images? Can you Detect them?

AI tools like ChatGPT, Midjourney and Canva can now create AI-generated images. They are easy to use and all you need to do is to describe the image you want. 

But, can you detect if images are real or AI-generated?

Well we at Winston AI built a tool to detect AI images and you can try it out when you sign up above. 

As you can see from the image below, all you need to do is upload your image or copy the image address and you will get a prediction if the image is AI or not. 

best ai image detector

The AI image that I created was correctly identified as AI-generated.

Can AI Website Content be Detected?

Text generation is one of the most common uses of AI tools like ChatGPT today. 

People are using AI to write:

  • Emails
  • Blog posts
  • Essays
  • Reports

But is the text on websites AI-generated?

Well, it is easy to now check if it is or not. 

All you need to do is sign up for Winston AI and check it. 

We have a success rate of 99.98% on AI generated text. 

If you want to test out the text on this website, you can use our Chrome Extension tool and check out the text. I bet you will find that it is human text! I didn’t use AI to write this I promise.

Check for yourself!

The Future of Music and AI

I truly believe there is a place for AI and music. Although many artists will obviously not agree with this, the rise of AI tools is unstoppable. 

There should be some sort of retribution for artists and their work because many people are having their work copied by AI tools. We will have to wait for the courts do decide on this.

We do have to realize that AI is a tool and can never fully replace people. People will always create music that connects with other people. AI will influence deeply the way music is created and musicians will have to adapt (like pretty much everyone else!) to create music that is meaningful and deep to other people.  

Conor Monaghan

Conor is an AI expert and English Teacher. He spends his time researching and writing about AI tools to help educators and publishers to become more productive.