Business

Can big data really predict what makes a song popular?

Music is part of our lives in different ways. We listen to it on our commutes and it resounds through shopping centers. Some of us seek live music at concerts, festivals and shows or rely on music to set the tone and mood ...

Computer Sciences

New music recommendation system includes long-tail songs

Music recommendation systems commonly offer users songs that others have enjoyed in the genres that the user requests. This can lead to popular songs becoming more popular. However, it neglects the less well-known songs, ...

Business

EU accuses Apple of antitrust breach over App Store rules

European Union regulators accused Apple on Friday of violating the bloc's antitrust laws, alleging the iPhone maker distorts competition for music streaming by imposing unfair rules for rival services in its App Store.

Business

Reddit snaps up TikTok rival Dubsmash

Reddit has acquired the Tik Tok-like app Dubsmash, both companies said Sunday, as big tech moves to carve out territory in the lucrative short-form video-sharing market.

Business

Why some governments fear even teens on TikTok

In Egypt, teenager Menna Abdel Aziz used social media to ask for protection after a sexual assault. She was arrested on a variety of charges, including misusing social media and corrupting family values.

Computer Sciences

AI program writes music and lyrics

The Rolling Stones summed up popular music in a simple phrase and title in their Eighties hit "It's Only Rock 'n Roll."

Computer Sciences

Using machine learning for music knowledge discovery

Researchers at the University of Pompeu Fabra, Cardiff University and the Technical University of Madrid used machine-learning algorithms to discover new things about the history of music.