Pink Floyd has unveiled the victors of its The Dark Side of The Moon animation contest, coinciding with the album’s 50th-anniversary milestone.

The competition called upon a new wave of animators to craft music videos for any of the album’s ten tracks, with a panel of esteemed judges including Nick Mason, Kyle Alba, Gerald Scarfe, Sarah Smith, Daisy Jacobs, Harry Pearce, Terry Gilliam, Alan Yentob, and Anton Corbijn.

Pink Floyd’s creative consultant Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell expressed the significance of acknowledging the album’s anniversary, given the band’s rich history of animation collaborations. Over 900 entries flooded in, leading to a challenging selection process for the judges. Out of the diverse submissions, ten standout entries were chosen, emblematic of the band’s legacy.

Nick Mason revealed the ten winners, though controversy arose over one entry by Damián Gaume for “Any Colour You Like,” allegedly using Stable Diffusion AI software.

 This sparked a heated online debate, casting a shadow over the other winners and the impending announcement of overall winners.

Fans and critics targeted Gerald Scarfe, raising questions about the authenticity of AI-generated art in the music industry.

“This is absolutely awful in every respect. AI generated morph stock art sequence. It’s a huge pity that this is the winner.” One fan said.


In a behind-the-scenes look at Damian Gaume’s winning video, the artist explains the reason behind his use of AI.

Do you think his AI-generated music video deserved to win?

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