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The Quest to Teach AI to Write Pop Songs

David Cope didn’t set out to make anyone mad. In 1980, the composer envisioned a tool to help cure his creative block: a machine that could keep track of all the sounds and loose threads running through his mind, find similarities, and produce an entire piece of music inspired by it. So he built it. Read More >>

nostalgia
Steps Are Back And They’re Going On Tour With The Vengaboys. Yep. Really.

If the reboot of the Nokia 3310 and our 1994 post haven't made you feel old enough yet, how about the news that boot-scootin' pop band Steps are celebrating their 20th anniversary? Read More >>

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Pop Music Makes Experimental Solar Panels Work 50 Per Cent Harder

Ever notice how you feel more productive while listening to a great song? It's not just you. Researchers just discovered that a certain type of solar panel works most efficiently when exposed to the acoustic vibrations of pop music. Crank it up! Read More >>