It was simply a matter of time before someone did this but its funny all the same 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.
University of Bristol scientists claim to have developed software that can spot whether a song has hit potential.
The program looks at 23 separate characteristics including loudness, danceability and harmonic simplicity.
Trained using hit songs from the Top 40 over the last 50 years, the software can predict chart positions with about 60% accuracy, the scientists say.
I wonder how much money has been spent on this as i'm sure many of us could have rented out our ears at lesser expense
I suppose the big question is what does it think of kiddy-pop industry idols such as Justin Bieber ?