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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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…

Artists and Labels: Are You Choosing The Right Tempos?

There are many tempos for songwriters and producers to choose from. Is there a way to know which ones are most likely to lead to a commercially successful work? We studied a total of ~6000 songs and uncovered some striking tempo choice trends.

Hit Potential, Musiio, Songwriting Competition
Hit Potential Songwriting Competition Submissions Open!

We are inviting all songwriters, music producers, and artists to participate in a competition where our Artificial Intelligence-powered Hit Potential Algorithm will tell you if you have a potential chart-topper on your hands.

Can 5200 Songs Tell You Where Viral Music Is Going?

We used our AI to analyze 5,200 viral songs from 104 weekly charts in the USA from 2019-2020 to see if we could discern useful patterns in Genre with actionable takeaways for artists and labels.

Can AI Reveal The Secrets Of Where To Launch Your Music?

Chartmetric’s Trigger Cities were driven by rigorous analysis of user behavior. The question is, are there any underlying, purely musical factors driving this behavior? We use our AI to investigate.