Perspectives from the artists collaborating on our early music experiments
Nov 16, 2023 – minute read
Today we shared a sneak peek at our first set of AI-related music experiments - Dream Track for Shorts and Music AI tools – built in collaboration with Google DeepMind. Read more here.
Below are some thoughts and perspectives direct from the artists collaborating with us on our early Dream Track experiment. We also gave producer/songwriter, Louis Bell, who’s part of our AI Music Incubator a sneak peek at our music AI tools that are in development.
We are thrilled to have all of these creatives join us as we kick off this next phase of genAI testing and learning as we build for the future.
"I'm extremely excited and inspired by the realm of musical possibilities that come from allowing the human-mind to collaborate with the non-human mind. YouTube has been a great partner in outlining their approach to AI and understands the need to work together with artists like me to develop this technology responsibly, ensuring it will accelerate creativity instead of replacing it.”
“When I was first approached by YouTube I was cautious and still am, AI is going to transform the world and the music industry in ways we do not yet fully understand. This experiment will offer a small insight into the creative opportunities that could be possible and I’m interested to see what comes out of it.”
"The development of AI technology is rapidly changing the way we navigate the landscape and I believe as artists we need to be a part of shaping what that future looks like. My career has been about pushing boundaries of and creating the most interesting music for my fans. I am open minded and hopeful that this experiment with Google and YouTube will be a positive and enlightening experience”
“Being a part of YouTube’s Dream Track experiment is an opportunity to help shape possibilities for the future. As an artist, I am happy to have a seat at the table and I look forward to seeing what the creators dream up during this period.”
"We’re at a crucial crossroads in human history, and participating in determining our direction is humbling. Ultimately, technology can't substitute for personal taste; therefore, a chef with access to infinite ingredients must still rely on his own intuition in the end.”
“I think this experiment is an amazing ground breaking opportunity for all artists and creators. I am more than honored to be included. I strongly believe A I has a significant place in the future of music. Embracing the future is something we all shouldn’t be afraid of. Its beyond human capabilities will inspire future artists tremendously. While simultaneously being useful to artist of the past.. This is In deed the best example of innovation I’ve seen in a long time.”
“The development of AI technology is happening quickly and we should be a part of that process. I have always been about pushing the boundaries of technology and harnessing it to make the most interesting music for my fans. Who knows what the future holds but joining hands with YouTube and Google to help shape that future feels like a great first step.”
“I’ve collaborated with and trusted Google/YouTube for many years, and while I remain cautious about the future of AI - I’m both excited and curious to see how this creative experiment evolves.”