Li Xiao'an

Musiio's resident Music Strategist and Music nerd. I ran an orchestra for 5 years, a virtual industry community of 7000 for 3 years, and currently run a small globally distributed creative audio team and compose commercially. I also like rocks and cats.

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What Are The Most Popular Moods In Viral Music?

We analyzed 1587 songs that made it to the USA Spotify Viral 50 charts during 2019 and 2020 to find out which Moods were most popular and correlated with commercial success.

What Does AI Think Of “Guitar God” Versions Of Music?

For a time, guitar gods roamed the earth. Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Paul Gilbert – the idols of many a sweaty teenager, who no doubt drove the sales of guitars through the roof as the entire world dreamed of being able to play like them.

Let’s take a fun look at some songs graced by these deities, and quantify their impact with our Tag Demo.

Hit Potential, Musiio, Songwriting Competition
Announcing The Winners Of Musiio’s Hit Potential Competition!

In late April, we began accepting submissions for our Hit Potential Songwriting Competition – the first competition in the world to be judged by artificial intelligence. Let’s meet the winners!

Are You Writing Songs In An Overused Genre?

Many independent songwriters and music producers toil day and night to create music that they hope will make their way into the mainstream. But depending on your chosen genre, you might be facing a great deal of competition for a limited number of spots on the global charts.

In this article, we tagged and compared genre distributions between two sets to identify ‘overrepresented’ and ‘underrepresented’ genres.

These Viral Songs Are “Bad”. But Are They, Really?

WHAT IS HIT POTENTIAL? Our AI-powered Hit Potential Algorithm ‘listens’ to tracks and returns a…

What Does Viral Music In Southeast Asia REALLY Sound Like?

Following up on our previous study on Viral music in SEA, we repeated our experiment for robustness – this time with 15.6k songs.

hit potential score distribution of commercially successful vs non commercially successful songs
Discover The Next Global Smash Hit with Artificial Intelligence

We further put our Hit Potential AI to the test – this time with a larger sample size of 14k tracks.

2020 Was An Emotional Year For The USA And Its Viral Music.

2020 was an intense year for the USA. Protests, a hotly contested election, and the…