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Expanding creativity
with AI.

We are a team working on the future of AI-assisted music production, located in Paris and Tokyo.

Latest news.

For his seventh solo album, French artist CHATON collaborated with Sony CSL to produce an album exclusively with the music tools they develop.
Qiezi Mabo releases his new single “Midnight Calling”, composed with the help of Flow Machines, in collaboration with Sony CSL.
Whim Therapy entered the AI Song Contest in collaboration with the team. This global contest awards the best song co-created with AI.
Uèle releases the result of her collaboration with us. “Heqet’s Shadow: Return of Glycon” is a 4-tracks EP, composed to be the OST of an imaginary video game.

AI for Artists.

At Sony CSL, we imagine the technology for the music of the next decade, focusing on AI-assisted music production. Our researchers work hand in hand with Sony-affiliated musicians and content creators to understand the complexity of modern music production processes. By combining cutting-edge A.I. research with solid musical expertise, we aim to develop tools that will extend the scope of musicians’ capabilities and push the boundaries of creativity.

Our tools.

Artists are no specialists in deep learning. Hence, when we want them to try new things, simply transferring research code is insufficient. Therefore, we need to integrate into their workflow as seamlessly as possible. Consequently, we put a lot of effort into developing prototypes that embed our technology for artists to experiment, play, and feel what AI-assisted music composition could be in the future.

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What is Sony CSL?

Founded in 1988, Sony CSL (Sony Computer Science Laboratories) is a leading-edge organization that works to create new research areas and paradigms and new technologies and businesses for the common social good. We find inspiration in developing technologies and businesses that hold great promise of providing a brighter future for all. Initially, Sony CSL focused on fundamental research in computer systems, including operating systems, the Internet, and user interfaces. As the organization evolved, its focus shifted to exploring ways to use computers in diverse domains such as systems biology, econophysics, and artificial intelligence.