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is your music taste rigged?

polyphonic hmi is a music analysis company founded in barcelona.HSS (Hit Song Science) is a software that uses a process called “spectral deconvolution” to isolate and analyse around 30 parameters that define a piece of music, including such things as sonic brilliance, octave, cadence, frequency range, fullness of sound, chord progression, timbre and “bend” (variations in pitch at the beginning and end of the same note). they have a database of about 3m songs that had successful musical arrangements with their distribution of popularity.
though music has changed considerably over the years, music intelligence software like "Music Science" of platinum blue ( "polyphonic hmi in 2005") can find that the patterns in the music of u2 are similar to beethoven compositions in lots of underlying parameters understood by the software.
HSS is now commercially used by a lot of pop recording companies. norah jones, anastacia, maroon 5 are apparantly using it with their albums to guage the popularity before releasing.
songs like "you're beautiful" by james blunt, "candy shop" by 50 cent were supposedly predicted by HSS to be stunning hits. it has been confirmed by a variety of recording companies that HSS predicts the hit pattern bullseye every time.
here is another astonishing piece of information : HSS is serving indian music industry since march. could himesh rashammiya be using this? HSS now has a database of indian pop music from its very roots.
now enough about the technology. how is this going to hamper creativity? isnt it enough that we already have run-of-the-mill bands that use guitars as percussion instruments? think of all those songs which are going to sound amazingly pleasing to your ear but sinisterly similar to each other at the same time.if we are going to let music take this path, then music is not going to evolve. we are going to kill it and we are going to become clockwork oranges who are programmed not to have a choice to dislike music.
isnt this very similar to the versificator in 1984 which generates hapless music in order to curb creativity among the masses?

what happened to the stream
of jewels
passing
as a river?

you have to learn
to be a drop
of water
rejoining
the ocean

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