Run MusicGen on Google Colab

2 min readJun 11

What is MusicGen

Audiocraft is a library for audio processing and generation with deep learning. It features the state-of-the-art EnCodec audio compressor / tokenizer, along with MusicGen, a simple and controllable music generation LM with textual and melodic conditioning.

Metaā€™s open source AI MusicGen turns text and melody into new songs


  1. Go to Google Colab
  2. Change Runtime
  3. Run code
  4. Try to generate sound

step 1. Go to Google Colab

step 2. Change Runtime

Click Runtime and select GPU

step 3. Run code

!git clone -b dev
cd MusicGen-hf/
!pip install -r requirements.txt

Installing python packages will take some time.
If everything works properly, you will see something like this.

step4. Try to generate sound

If you click the link Running on public URL:, you will see Gardio.

Now time to create your own sound via prompt!
It would take around 1ā€“2 minutes to generate a mp4 file.




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