Halifax — On May 1, 2019, Google announced that they are expanding into music production by recruiting undiscovered talent they listen in on through Google Home devices.
“It just made sense as business decision,” said Google CEO Sundar Pichai. “We have teams constantly listening to the recordings from Google Home devices and they hear some pretty good voices from average people doing karaoke in their kitchens when they think nobody’s listening.”
Google Home devices have been recording the voices of millions of people around their world since they began entering homes in 2016.
“The beauty of this model is that we don’t even need to hold auditions,” said Pichai. “We simply reach out to those who our employees identify as unrecognized talent with potential for a record label.”
While many people are thrilled at the thought that every time they sing around their house, they feel like they are on American Idol, not everyone is overjoyed about the idea.
“This is a complete breach of privacy!” said Halifax local John Smith. “These Googlers have no business listenin’ and judgin’ me as I belt out Katy Perry hits around MY house.”
Smith then excused himself to make a call about taking singing lessons.
Other Haligonians who spoke to The Manatee were excited at the thought that they could be the next Justin Bieber.
“Since I heard the news, I’ve been singing in front of my Google Home nonstop,” said 16-year-old Stacy Hanlon, whose mother then took an un-recommended dose of Advil Extra Strength as Stacy gave us a preview of her soon-to-be-famous cover of Taylor Swift.
Haligonians may be divided on the issue of privacy versus opportunity, but Google is racking in the money and hopes that some of their singers will soon be as well.