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  • The Finell Hierarchy of Elements in Assessing Substantial Similarities

    The Finell Hierarchy of Elements in Assessing Substantial Similarities

    In evaluating music enmeshed in plagiarism disputes, the foremost questions a musicologist addresses are: Are these works alike? If so, how are they alike? Are their underlying compositional features alike? In my own musicological education and its application to copyright infringement disputes, I have developed and relied upon a hierarchy of musical features in assessing…

  • Does AI Democratize Musical Creation?

    Does AI Democratize Musical Creation?

    AI is possibly going to become a virtual collaborator with human composers. Music is a great candidate for AI, because “it’s math,” as many say, meaning it’s highly systematized and fully measurable in time, volume, tempo, frequency, and pitch. As such, it’s a prime database for machine learning. AI extrapolates patterns and traits from previous…

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