Ever Wanted to Make Music?

22:57 Thu 08 Jan 2009. Updated: 16:50 28 Jan 2009
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Regardless of the answer, I’m not sure that this product is for you. It’s from a major technology company, which makes it scarier. I’m not convinced that either the product or the ad are real, actually. Maybe that’s part of the genius of it.

Because I didn’t think it would be fair to inflict it on others without watching it myself, I forced myself to get through it (it took three tries) and I think enduring that might be worse than being RickRolled.

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3 Responses to “Ever Wanted to Make Music?”

  1. Jeff Fry Says:

    Oh, it’s real! http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/redmond/projects/songsmith/

    I’ll bring you my first song as soon as I’ve finished it! :)

  2. Frank Says:

    Looks real enough to me — the link at the end of the video works: http://research.microsoft.com/songsmith


  3. schjlatah Says:

    Just because there is a link at the end doesn’t mean that its a real ad.
    It also doesn’t mean it isn’t, it just means that someone took the time to include a link in this video to a real website.

    Maybe this is Microsoft showing its hand at a planned merger with Disney.
    Then when they merge with McDonald’s and Starbucks they will be McDisneySoftBucks the largest company in the world, run by zombie Dick Cheney channeling Col. Sanders.
    If Michael Eisner could see this, he’d be rolling over in his grave.

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