A musician from Witlshire says he used AI to get Taylor Swift to sing backing vocals on his latest song, which has now reached number 28 in the UK iTunes chart.

Ben Hill, 45, used the software Lalal.ai to isolate and recreate the global chart-topping singer’s vocals.

The telemarketer then got 'fake Taylor' to sing the name of the track, Get Your Head On This, which he sampled as a backing vocal.

Ben, who released the song under the name Posse Unit, put the track on YouTube where it has since reached 21,000 views.

The song reached number 28 on the UK iTunes chart after it was released on November 6.

Ben says he was inspired by the newly released Beatles song Now and Then which used AI to complete an unfinished track.

But now, the Westbury musicmaker admits he is slightly concerned about being contacted by Taylor's lawyers.

“The fact my song is in the top 30 in the UK is a dream come true for Swiftie-loving songwriter - it’s unbelievable," said Ben.

“I can say Taylor Swift sang on backing vocals and that can be on my gravestone.

“For a song made by a songwriter in his bedroom on a knackered old Lenovo laptop, it’s kind of gone really, really well.

“I’m hoping it will go further up the charts, and I’m hoping to do a duet with Taylor when she comes to Wembley but I’m not sure how likely that is," he jokd.

"She can try and sue me if she wants but I'm £250 into my overdraft so might take her a while to get money out of me.

"I am a little bit worried about being contacted by her lawyers, but I'm not fearing the electric chair."

Ben says he tried to contact Taylor Swift to ask for her permission – by emailing tswift@hotmail.com and messaging the star on Instagram.

When she didn’t contact him to explicitly say no, he decided to go for it – and says he doesn’t know what her opinion on the song will be.

Ben first started making music under the name Posse Unit in 2001.

“I’m just happy the song has had success," he said.

“I watched a load of Taylor Swift concert footage and thought I’d give my right arm for her to sing on my song.

“At the start of October, I downloaded software Lalal.ai and managed to grab her isolated vocals from her songs, put them in the key I wanted her to sing in and put it on my song.

“I’ve thought outside the box - and unless I get big fat no I tend to go for something.

“I think it’s the best song she doesn’t know she’s sung on."

Speaking about the complexities of copyright law, Duncan Thomsen, a freelance film editor and AI artist said:

"There are of course going to be copyright issues, but they're still being established so no one really knows what's right or wrong at the moment.

"He's using AI to do something which wasn't done before, and pop stars are stars for a reason - they have great voices.

"The main thing is about money and who gets paid. YouTube is taking steps to have payments go straight to artists when their song is used so the copyright is taken care of.

"But an artist might not want their name associated with something and licensing is a big grey area."