People said the same thing about the game of Go. Would a computer ever beat a grandmaster? How could a computer have the foresight to construct effective strategies in the face of Go's huge space of possible moves at each turn? Could it play creatively? And then Alpha Go happened, besting every human Go player and playing moves described as "so beautiful" by professionals. And human-produced music comes similarly at all levels. Would we say "Baby Shark" has a soul? The music presented in this thread is crap, but I think it's also a non-serious effort that is getting press for trendy reasons. It's very hard to do music generation in the real audio space -- I mean, this isn't AI that plays these instruments, mind you. I think the music generation work that's been done in the symbolic space is showing good progress (but naturally is also not applied much to non-classical genres unfortunately).