Will Betts

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Can AI detect Japanese prog-rock influences in Harry Styles’ latest record?

Harry’s House, the number-one album from Harry Styles, is full of throwback influences from Prince to noughties indie, but it might be more heavily influenced by Japanese prog musician Haruomi Hosono than anyone suspected.

Musiio Case Study: How BeatMix scale expert music curation with innovative AI integration
BeatMix scales expert music curation with innovative AI integration

Background music makes a big difference to productivity and customer experience. BeatMix are experts in tailored music and are scaling their business by building AI-powered curation tools

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What can we learn from the explosion of ‘Running Up That Hill’?

Kate Bush’s song has soared to fame due to its pivotal role in Netflix’s Stranger Things, but what can we learn about its success on the Billboard chart and TikTok?

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How Melodie’s AI-meets-human approach powers sync for Fox Sports and Nat Geo

Melodie was the first production music library to adopt Musiio’s audio reference search, but they didn’t want to lose their signature metadata. Here’s how they benefit from both.

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Stranger Things soundtracks are getting darker, more dramatic, says AI

What can we tell about the original score with our tagging AI? How does this correlate to the on-screen action, and what predictions can we make about the fourth season’s music?

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How Sam Ryder changed the way the UK views Eurovision

By combining nostalgia for British rock music and respect for the Eurovision sound, Sam Ryder broke the UK’s losing streak. We dig into the data to see how his success might be replicated.

AI can now detect Autotune – here’s what that means

Learn how this new AI classifier works and how it can help with navigating catalogues, curating playlists and discovering talent.

Why do less perfect records win Grammys?

What can we learn about the 2022 Grammys through the lens of AI? And how could the tech help in future?

Can a listening AI predict Grammy winners?

Probably not, but it can tell us whether the Grammy nomination overhaul has been effective.

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The Batman’s soundtrack is uniquely sad, scary and energetic, according to AI

Can we map the darkness of the Batman movies across the various reboots using the music as a proxy? Fasten your utility belts, we’re going to find out.