Friday, November 6, 2009

Can Technology Predict Hit Songs?

I recently came across an article that talks about this new music technology that supposedly tells you if you have a hit song.
Apparently, the way this software works is that it analyzes the audio using mathematical algorithms (real smart people stuff!) to interpret the patterns of the music. After that, it gives you feedback. The service will not only tell you if you have a hit, but it will also tell you about what markets the music would successful in.
Gathering from the colorful pictures on the service's website, it seems that it also will show you where these "hit clusters" are in your music. Your song may also get a Gold or Platinum Audionaut Award if it is good enough. It will also compare your song to current song trends, so it will let you know if your song will do well in the current or future market.
While the service may seem like a neat idea, I highly doubt it works. If there was actually some way to predict hit songs, I think that this service would be more well-known. I remember hearing about this back in 2008 or 2007 I think, and if it has not caught on by now, it probably does not work too well.
Anyway, take a look at the links if you are curious.

- Derek Jenkins

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