Suno Launches Mobile App for iPhone

Suno Launches Mobile App for iPhone

Suno, the popular generative music platform, has launched its first mobile app for iPhone users in the United States. This launch marks a significant milestone for the company, which has already attracted 12 million users to its web-based platform.

The app lets users generate songs from text prompts, turn audio recordings into full tracks, and explore a library of AI-created music. Suno CEO Mikey Shulman said, "We're excited to be in your pocket whenever inspiration strikes."

This mobile launch follows Suno's recent $125 million funding round in May. Lightspeed Venture Partners led the investment, with participation from tech figures like Nat Friedman and Daniel Gross.

Major Record Labels Sue AI Music Firms Suno and Udio for Copyright Infringement
The legal action seeks both injunctive relief to halt further alleged infringement and damages that could reach up to $150,000 per infringed work.

But Suno's rapid growth hasn't come without challenges. Last week, major record labels Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, and Warner Music Group sued the company for copyright infringement. They claim Suno used copyrighted recordings to train its AI models without permission.

Shulman defended Suno's practices, stating their technology creates "completely new outputs" rather than copying existing content. This legal battle could shape how AI companies use copyrighted material for training in the future.

Despite the lawsuit, Suno is pushing ahead with its goal to make music creation more accessible. The new app offers daily free credits and subscriptions ranging from $10 to $30 per month, aiming to attract both casual users and serious creators.

Suno's mobile app is a significant step for the startup in bringing its AI music tools to a wider audience. However, it remains to be seen how the industry will adapt to AI and and whether legal battles will ultimately hinder Suno's progress.

Chris McKay is the founder and chief editor of Maginative. His thought leadership in AI literacy and strategic AI adoption has been recognized by top academic institutions, media, and global brands.

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