Tragically, its not hip - just a sum of No.1 hits

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    Lacero

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    Scary the mass of consumers' taste in Christina Aguilera was predicted using a computer algorithm. I think we are brainwashed by mass media more than we care to admit.

    Similar to Pandora.
     
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    Why did I think this was going to be some article about the band?
     
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    Well it's a Globe and Mail article, so yeah.....the band reference was probably intentional. ;)

    PS: Not a fan of The Hip. :eek:

    PPS: Why was this posted at MacBytes and not the Music forum? :confused:
     
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    Because it was a news item about a music algorithim- I didnt know that there was a music forum, but I do now:D
     
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    Thank God I don't have to think anymore! It was really stressing me out -trying to decide if I like the Dead Kennedys or Mel Torme. Now there is software to tell me what I like, government to tell what is right, and multi national corporations to tell me what to buy. It's a brave new world this morning !
     
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    Now as scary as this all sounds there is a very, very simple way to avoid being brain washed by the clear channel robots.

    TURN OFF YOUR RADIO & TV.

    There now your safe to discover music on your own terms.

    As horrible as technology like this is, I just always take a moment to remember that mainstream radio is not intended to push art in any way shape or form. As odd as it sounds radio is NOT intended for music fans. It's intended to provide background noise & make cash. Dead & simple. So let the 14 year old girls have their Hillary Duff, Let the 18-25 year olds have their Nickelback & let the 40 + crowd have Celine Dion. Doesn't effect what's on my iPod.
     
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    No to go all philosophical on y'all (or math geeky), but God doesn't play dice with the universe. Math and science are everywhere, and can even be used to see what sounds good and what doesn't to most people. Weird, I know, but there it is. Shouldn't surprise anyone, as it's all 1s and 0s anyway. Music can be a science. But, yeah, I hope they don't forget it's a artform too.

    Back to listening to a bunch of stuff no one has ever heard of, completely disproving the theory. :p
     
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    Nah, you're just the exception that proves the rule :D
     
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    And considering their (inexplicable) inability to break into the US, 99% of the forum readers probably missed it.

    P.S. I am a fan :) Not so much the newer stuff, though
     
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    LOL. Well said, article quote. :)
     
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    All the songs listed on iTMS Top 10 are all crappy. The really good songs that I like don't even crack the Top 100 on Billboard.com.

    That, my friends, is just wrong.
     
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    HitPredictor is just good market research, the data still comes from real people.

    They can be found at http://home.promosquad.com/ if anyone is interested in influencing the results. Note the little "Get famous" link in the banner too -- they do accept tracks from unsigned bands and throw them out for evaluation, people have been signed this way (hopefully only after lining up a decent lawyer, so many don't bother and then wonder why they don't have favorable contracts).
     
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    This is the piece of the puzzle that the RIAA has been looking for: a way to predict relative success of recordings and able to set teired pricing accordingly.
     

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