AI Predicts Musical Genre by Identifying Surprising Patterns in Hit Songs

Story Source: University of South California Record-breaking single “Old Town Road” is a little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n roll, according to an artificial intelligence (AI) tool developed by a USC computer science student The debate can finally be put to rest—Lil Nas X’s record-setting, chart-topping hit “Old Town Road” is indeed country. But it’s also a little rock ‘n roll. And when you analyze the lyrics and chords together, it’s straight-up pop. At least, that’s according to an artificial intelligence tool developed by USC computer science PhD student  Timothy Greer. Greer’s method automatically predicts music genres by analyzing how lyrics and chords interact with one another throughout songs. The method classified “Old Town Road”...
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