Can an Algorithm Predict If a Song is a Hit?

Releasing music is a high-risk proposition because you can never, ever accurately predict if any given song is going to be a hit. But what if you could? If so, what tools would you need? The BBC talks a look at hit-predicting algorithms.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ 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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.