Google has been exploring the potential of its own music production product for a long time, with a series of deals with Apple and Microsoft.
Google is currently working with music technology company Btec Music, whose members include producers such as J Cole and Pharrell Williams.
Btec is in talks with Google for the integration of its production software into Google Play Music.
It said the deal will allow Google to add music production features that can be easily integrated with Google’s other products, including its Android mobile operating system.
The Btec partnership is part of Google’s efforts to build an entertainment ecosystem that incorporates music and the other content that is popular on smartphones and other digital devices.
It is also part of its plan to create an “artificial intelligence” ecosystem to deliver content to a wider audience.
Google’s efforts have not been without its detractors, however.
In May, Btec said it would shut down its music production unit in order to focus on other business areas.
The deal will enable Google to continue to offer its own content to its users and to grow its own catalog, Btce said in a statement at the time.
Google Music is not part of the Btec deal.
Google Music has struggled to reach a mass audience, with Google Play sales declining to a record low in 2016.