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Is It Mathematically Possible To Run Out Of New Music?

If you think music repeats itself and that some songs sound exactly the freaking same, there could be a reason for that (well, other than piss poor artists being gobbled up by the machine): there’s a finite limitation on how different songs can be. There is? Yep, says maths.

The thinking is that there are a finite number of tones our ears can distinguished and a few notes in common in different songs can make the song sound similar. So will we ever reach a point where every melody has been recorded already? Watch the video and let maths figure it out for you. [YouTube]


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