An algorithm to make a hit
Millea and Wakefield's Article
This is relevant: Automating the Composition of Popular Music: The Search For a Hit
Automated composition may be regarded as a search within the space defined by a datatype representing musical compositions. We develop a hierarchical representation of popular music compositions with the aim of increasing the probability of finding potential hits. Musical variations are calculated as difference vectors between patterns extracted from a given set of existing compositions. These form the basis of the mutation operator within an evolutionary algorithm search.
--Ariel 02:01, 28 October 2011 (UTC)