A Site That Lets You Log Those Unfortunate Sonic Coinicidences

I’m always getting email from people who say “Have you noticed that [song A] sounds a lot like [song B]?” These similarities–which I call unfortunate sonic coincidences–seem to provide endless fascination (not to mention accusations of plagiarism) from a sizeable number of music fans.  Read what I have to say about USCs here and here.

H1tchr, a new site that documents connections between songs, wasn’t decided to fan those flames, but it’s certainly one of its uses.  The concept involves logging connections between songs (melody, beat, lyrics, samples, etc.) and then discuss those connections with other music fans.  Each new connection adds to the H1tchr map. 

Joining is free.  Just remember to sign in with Facebook before you start a H1tch or it won’t work.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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