Can you tell how popular an artist is, just by analyzing a single song? Can you tell in advance how many streams that song will get on Spotify?
In this small-scale pilot study, a collaboration between Musiio and Meddling A&R, we aim to determine whether our Hit Potential Algorithm can be used to predict the success of a song and the size of that song’s artist(s)’ fanbase.
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!
We further put our Hit Potential AI to the test – this time with a larger sample size of 14k tracks.
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.
What makes a hit? We used our Hit Potential algorithm to analyze two commercial hits – Dynamite by BTS and Girl Like Me by Black Eyed Peas and Shakira – by the second.
Many commercial music decisions are made based solely on gut feel. But given that 21m+ tracks are released on streaming platforms yearly, A&R executives know what it’s like to be inundated in low quality demos. The question: Can an AI be trained to help in this process?