Algorithmic Songwriting with ALYSIA

  • Margareta Ackerman
  • David Loker
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10198)


This paper introduces ALYSIA: Automated LYrical SongwrIting Application. ALYSIA is based on a machine learning model using Random Forests, and we discuss its success at pitch and rhythm prediction. Next, we show how ALYSIA was used to create original pop songs that were subsequently recorded and produced. Finally, we discuss our vision for the future of Automated Songwriting for both co-creative and autonomous systems.


Algorithmic composition Machine learning Songwriting 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceSan Jose State UniversitySan JoseUSA
  2. 2.OrbitwerksSan JoseUSA

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