So apparently these folks at Polyphonic HMI have come up with a program which uses Artificial Intelligence to determine ahead of release whether a pop song is a potential hit.
‘Polyphonic’s HSS [Hit Song Science] analyzes the underlying mathematical patterns in unreleased music and compares them to the patterns in recent hit songs. The new technology can isolate individual patterns in key aspects of the music that humans detect and that help determine whether or not they like a given song.’
Yippee, no more naff songs in the charts. Riiiiiight!