Microsoft’s AI-powered Copilot has expanded its capabilities and can now act as a personal song composer, thanks to a third-party plug-in called Suno. In a recent blog post, Microsoft unveiled the new feature, which allows users to describe the subject and style of the song they want, and Copilot will generate the lyrics and music accordingly. For example, users can request a country music song about two turtles in love, a jazz song about a man getting a haircut, or a rap song about a robot learning to be human. Once the music is generated, users can play it and share it via email or social media.
To try out this new feature, users need to open Microsoft Edge and visit the Copilot website. They can then enable the Suno plug-in by clicking on the Plugins heading and turning it on if it’s not already enabled. Alternatively, users can click on the Suno logo that says “Make music with Suno.” They can then type their request at the prompt, and Copilot will slowly generate the response. Once the image for the music appears, users can click the Play button to listen to it.
I personally tested Copilot by requesting songs in different styles and on various subjects. While the results may not have been Grammy-worthy, they did showcase a certain flair and were particularly adept at capturing the specified music style.
The field of generative AI has seen significant advancements, leading to the emergence of tools that can create images, videos, and music based on text descriptions. With the addition of the Suno plug-in, Microsoft Copilot joins other AI-enabled music creation tools such as Google’s MusicLM, Meta’s AudioCraft, and Stability AI’s Stable Audio.
According to Microsoft’s blog post, users don’t need to have any singing, instrumental, or music reading skills to bring their musical ideas to life. Copilot and Suno handle all the hard work and match the song to the cues provided in the user’s prompt. Microsoft believes that this partnership will open up new horizons for creativity and fun, making music creation accessible to everyone.