Read More:
Music On Our Minds
http://news.stanford.edu/news/multi/features/music-and-brain/
"Rob was no neuroscientist, but he knew there was a thin line between him and his music."
Max Martin

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Martin
"Karl Martin Sanberg (born 26 February 1971), known professionally as Max Martin is a Swedish music producer and songwriter."

The Biggest Secret in the Music Industry
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2DHuugaxWk

Grammys 2014: The Full List of Winners
http://arts.nationalpost.com/2014/01/26/grammys-2014-the-full-list-of-winners-so-far/
"French electronic duo Daft Punk won the top Grammy Awards on Sunday night, picking up prizes for album of the year and record of the year for single Get Lucky and its EP, Random Access Memories."

Visualizing the Structure of Pop Music
http://musicmachinery.com/2012/11/19/visualizing-the-structure-of-pop-music/
"The Infinite Jukebox generates plots of songs in which the most similar beats are connected by arcs."

Secrets of Pop Success Revealed, Scientists Claim
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16218284
"Budding pop stars may fare better if they swap a piano keyboard for a PC, according to university researchers."

The Science Behind ScoreAHit
http://www.scoreahit.com/Science
"We are interested in the Music Information Retrieval task that aims at predicting whether a given song will be a commercial success prior to its distribution, based on its audio."

Pop Hit Prediction Algorithm
http://www.wired.com/underwire/2011/12/hit-potential-equation/
"Machine-learning engineers from the University of Bristol think they might have the master equation to predicting the popularity of a song."

The Hit Equation
http://scoreahit.com/TheHitEquation
"So here it is! This page is a high-level description of our Hit Equation, and some of the fun we can have with it."

Brain Scans Predict Pop Hits
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/brain-scans-predict-pop-hits/
"Scientists monitor the brains of teens listening to songs and find the breakout hits tend to share certain neural signatures."

Teen brain data predicts pop song success
http://esciencecommons.blogspot.com/2011/06/teen-brain-data-predicts-pop-song.html
"An Emory University study suggests that the brain activity of teens, recorded while they are listening to new songs, may help predict the popularity of the songs."


A Neural Predictor of Cultural Popularity
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1742971
"How can we predict popularity? Although superficially a trivial question, the desire for popularity consumes a great portion of the lives of many youths and adults."

"Visualizing a Hit - InfoVis Final Project
https://sites.google.com/site/visualizingahit/home
""Can visualizing 50-years worth of hit U.S. pop song characteristics help us discover trends worth of further investigation?"

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Watch More:
Where Music Comes From
http://testtube.com/dnews/dnews-657-where-did-music-come-from
TestTube Wild Card
http://testtube.com/dnews/dnews-114-why-do-we-blush?utm_campaign=DNWC&utm_medium=DNews&utm_source=YT
The Science Behind Earworms
https://testtube.com/dnews/dnews-840-earworms

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