Polyphonic

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Polyphonic HMI : Mixing Music and Math

Entertainment Management

Situation Analysis Issue Definition Environment Analysis Strategy Options & Choice Action Plan

Situation Analysis

Situation Analysis(External)

So few songs actually become hits - Las Vegas gives you better odds than the Music Industry! You might as well just put a million dollars on red and spin the wheel...
- Ric Wake, Independent Music Producer

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Situation Analysis(External)
Music Industry

10%
(only fewer than 300 of the approximately 3,000 singles released each year made it to the Billboard Singles Top 40)
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A score of 6.75 to 7.00 is a borderline score. This reflects a song whose mathematical hit potential could be strong enough to perform in the market but might require a little extra marketing thought and push. Other scores probably mean your material does not have the optimal mathematical patterns that will assure performance in the market.

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Situation Analysis(Internal)
Hit Song Science

Artist
Outcast Clay Aiken Santana Feat. Alex Band R.Kelly

Song Title
Hey Ya! This Is The Night Why Don’t You & I

HSS Rating > 7.00
Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No

Weeks in the Singles Top 40
29 6 28 22 13 26 15 17 0 0

Highest Chart Position
1 1 6 9 9 12 12 13 -

Hit Song Science can achieve a success rate of 80%
Step In The Name of Love So Gone All The Things She Said If You’re Not The One Drift Away I Wish You’d Stay Beautiful Goodbye Monica t.A.t.U.

Daniel Bedingfield Uncle Kracker Feat. Dobie Gray Brad Paisley Jennifer Hanson

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Issue Definition

Issue Definition

Record Labels
HSS could be helpful in deciding whether to market an album, in selecting which song to release first, and in testing new artists looking for a
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