Bruce Warila: Can Computers Really Analyze Songs For Hit Potential? - hypebot

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Rick

No. My evidence: Fatboy Slim.

WOW

music x-ray, run by the author, used to market themselves as hit predictors. it was bunk then and it's bunk now.

WOW

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platinum_Blue_Music_Intelligence

used to be Platinum Blue. infamous for it's claims as a hit predictor. used to be a great video of it that was filled with high comedy unintentionally.

Brucewarila

Hey Wow,

I don't run Music Xray.

Did you read the post or do we speak different languages? Music Xray doesn't use hit prediction technology at all. What's your point? IBM used to sell typewriters.

It always amazes me when people don't have the courage to use their names.

Ocelma

Here's some scientific evidence to show that computers cannot predict hits (mainly using audio content-based analysis)

- Paul's blog post: http://blogs.sun.com/plamere/entry/hit_song_science_not_yet

- The PDF, for those *really* interested in the details:
http://www.tagora-project.eu/wp-content/2008/06/hitscience.pdf

Cheers!

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