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(NCBuy)   Computer program has 93 percent success rate at picking hit songs   ( divider line
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22448 clicks; posted to Main » on 25 Feb 2003 at 9:35 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-02-25 09:33:02 AM  
If you throw any song into rotation with only 20 other songs on a pop station the sheep will buy it 93 percent of the time.
2003-02-25 09:37:33 AM  
another fact that makes it completely farking obvious that the music industry has gone to hell
2003-02-25 09:39:13 AM  
So they are paying off the computer too??

Payola Sucks

Say No To Music Radio
2003-02-25 09:39:17 AM  
Mike McCready of Pearl Jam?? bwa ha ha ha.
2003-02-25 09:40:17 AM  
I wonder how they feel about this over at G.W.A.R.
2003-02-25 09:40:39 AM  
He says the computer program picked Jones' CD to be huge long ago -- and eight of her songs have hit potential.

Potential for what? Every song has potential, it's whether it is potential for good or bad. I don't get it.
2003-02-25 09:40:42 AM  
"Having Hit Potential" is not the same thing as "guaranteed hit."

Now Angelina Jolie?

SHE'S got "hit" potential.
2003-02-25 09:40:52 AM  
They haven't had a hit since "Jeremy".
2003-02-25 09:40:56 AM  
"'American Idol' judges Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson may soon be replaced by computers."

just read the article.. hahahahahahahahhahahahahaha simon can suck my left big toe... hahaha
2003-02-25 09:41:04 AM
2003-02-25 09:41:52 AM  
*insert comment decrying the evils of something or other here*
2003-02-25 09:42:14 AM  
Excellent! Once it's found the perfect pop song we can all buy the record and then finally be done with the music industry! Huzzah!
2003-02-25 09:44:33 AM  
Creativity and innovation surrender.
2003-02-25 09:45:35 AM  
I'm suddenly having flashbacks of Electric Dreams...

Lenny Von Dohlen, we hardly knew ye.
2003-02-25 09:45:52 AM  
LOL, people are worried about the computer homogonizing (sp) the hit music songs? The RIAA has been doing this on purpose for 20 years. Has anyone listned to the crap that's marketed out there? I can't tell the difference between any new artist out there. They all sound the same and if they have a different sound, they're paid off to lose the difference and play the same old bland crap every other assembled sold out band does. Ex. Nickelback, a couple of good CDs that had a distinct sound, since they've "made it big", they sound exactly like every other crap pop band out there.
2003-02-25 09:46:33 AM  
WHO FARKING CARES??? I picked up her CD almost a year ago right after I saw the video premier on MTV2. AND WHAT ABOUT ALL THE GREAT BANDS THAT NEVER MAKE IT??? Go to a local show, get trashed, and listen to some great ORIGINAL music!!

Here are some bands you should check out if you like ROCK:
Trapt, Audiovent, The Urge, RA, Taproot

Meanwhile: NEW LINKIN PARK!! 03-25-03
2003-02-25 09:47:38 AM  
[image from too old to be available]

This is the first image for a Google Image search for
music sheep
(Note that it's from the Methodist College website...
2003-02-25 09:48:35 AM  
This isn't just sad, it's scary.

Not scary in the sense that computers can predict what we like, but scary in the sense that our tastes are so predicatable.

I think the U.S. needs just one non-profit radio station that would broadcast on a good frquency in every city that encourages new music and growth of bands.

We are developing a reputation as a country with no tastes, art, or culture. How will people remember Americans 300 years from now when we are an insignificant country?
2003-02-25 09:49:29 AM  
Pablogott: 300 years? We're gonna be lucky to survive the next 20 the way things are going.
2003-02-25 09:49:40 AM  
Some music insiders fear the technology will encourage homogenized records

Gasp! What would the world be like if that happened? It's almost too outrageous to even fathom.
2003-02-25 09:50:19 AM  
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2003-02-25 09:51:28 AM  
<300 years from now>
America? What's that?
2003-02-25 09:53:02 AM  
02-25-03 09:46:33 AM Quaz-Audiovent

I really like that Audiovent CD. Incubus Jr. is pretty damn good. Underwater silence is a great tune.
2003-02-25 09:53:54 AM  

That shiat is pure genius.
2003-02-25 09:55:04 AM  
Meanwhile: NEW LINKIN PARK!! 03-25-03

Your taste in music oficially sucks.
2003-02-25 09:55:05 AM  
it's not that we're predictable, it's just working off an established pattern. the problem with this will occur when the pattern gets broken by something new. after a few years the program will work fine again.

Either that or the sheep will continue to be sheep so either way say hello to Hal 9000 the record Exec.
2003-02-25 09:55:16 AM  
CB great cartoon.

I think we should steal as many one-hit wonder pop star's songs off the internet as we can so they stop making music. Buying a CD for one song only encourages people to put out more crap. How many albums have N*Sync put out?

Musicians should not be richer than say college professors, or firemen. Sure they work hard, but they didn't work hard enough to be rich.
2003-02-25 09:55:33 AM  
...300 years from now when American is an insignificant country.

--I just wish I was alive to see how it'll go down. My guess is nuclear war, a major technological innovation by another country, or the rest of the world saying "enough, biatch."
2003-02-25 09:55:39 AM  
Article has 100% chance of making independent/emo/raver kids whine sanctimoniously.
2003-02-25 09:57:39 AM  
Angstmonger -
actually it inspired me to write a song that I hope to change the world with. Just like that Superchunk song.

/goes off and cries
2003-02-25 09:57:59 AM  
Anyone wanna buy my CDs? I've got about 300 and they're going for $5 each (plus shipping).
2003-02-25 10:02:01 AM  
Musicians should not be richer than say college professors, or firemen.

I like the way you think, dude.
Gotta go teach now.
2003-02-25 10:03:17 AM  
Some music insiders fear the technology will encourage homogenized records...

Imagine the horror of a world filled only with re-hashed disco, mullet rock, CREED, crappy girl-pop, and unintelligible hip-hip.

Oh wait...

Talent surrenders.
2003-02-25 10:04:35 AM  
The reason this program is 93% successful is because 93% of music buyers are automatons.

When I'm forced to listen to radio, I play a game in my head. Listen to the song, then determine what other songs it directly rips off. Amazing how often it works.

Don't try it at a bar concert, though. The band gets pretty mad when you sing U2 over their "original" song.
2003-02-25 10:06:27 AM  
what's wrong with Creed.

Apparently Creed denies being a Christian-Rock band. No one denies it. The definitely don't rock.

Ok so that's not mine, but I think it's pretty funny.
2003-02-25 10:06:51 AM  
Any song has the potential to be a radio hit. the stupid stations play the same 4 or 5 songs all day, so soon people have it neurologicaly stuck in their head.

and CB, hilarious
2003-02-25 10:07:29 AM  
Big deal....I can do the same thing. If the song is sung by a chick with nice hooters and a fine arse, it's a hit. I mean that's all the music is now. Boring lyrics, computerized beat and a chick shaking her arse to the music.
2003-02-25 10:07:38 AM  
Raw, original, very different music available here:
2003-02-25 10:07:56 AM  
Norah Jones s-u-c-k-s
2003-02-25 10:10:35 AM  

actually, have you seen Avril Lavine's pictures without makeup? Apparently, you'd don't even have to be hot. All you have to do is have a trainable voice and be able to dance.

How do they pick them anyway? Do they only pick people who can be manipulated or something?

Off topic, how do you people make a name bold when you are referring to someone, as in Ny10709?
2003-02-25 10:10:56 AM  
Buying a CD for one song only encourages people to put out more crap.

It didn't use to be this way. Remember when they sold singles?

All but two of the tracks on Thriller became hit songs on their own. Now you have bands that rely on selling an entire album based on the strength of their one video.
2003-02-25 10:11:25 AM  
Surround the <b>nickname</b> is those tags (and enable HTML)
2003-02-25 10:22:05 AM  
thanks sonician

Why can't we have an allbum like thriller that can achieve such success? Or has Eminem already done it.

Either way, the state of music today is a sad one.
2003-02-25 10:22:50 AM  
Payola Sucks

Maybe, but The Payola$ were pretty good. Remember their song Eyes of a Stranger on the Valley Girl soundtrack?

In your lips I sense a danger
You've got the eyes of a stranger....
2003-02-25 10:24:25 AM  
Instead of relying on untested modern technology, why not use a proven age-old method? Bind a rock group hand and foot and throw them into a river. If they sink and drown, the song would have been a hit. If they float, fish them out and stone them to death.
2003-02-25 10:28:56 AM  
Yeah, thanks Sonician...

Mind telling my inept ass the rest of the html tricks, like italics, or small print?

Is there a faq somewhere on how to do that stuff?
2003-02-25 10:30:34 AM  
well, you cant blame mtv really,
they dont play music videos anymore

2003-02-25 10:31:11 AM  
I've never heard of Norah Jones and I could care less what's on pop radio. Screw the RIAA and mass Internet radio like!

2003-02-25 10:33:13 AM  
Ant Agreed. The Payola$ were quite good. Mr. Rock has gone on to greener pastures as a world class producer.
2003-02-25 10:34:12 AM  
You've gotta remember that some idiot has to buy this crap for it to become a hit. It's not all the music industry's fault. They are simply selling to the largest group in America: idiots.
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