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Announcing the winner of the AWS DeepComposer Chartbusters Spin the Model challenge

We’re excited to announce the top 10 compositions and the winner of the AWS DeepComposer Chartbusters Spin the Model challenge. AWS DeepComposer provides a creative and hands-on experience for learning generative AI and machine learning. Chartbusters is a global monthly challenge where you can use AWS DeepComposer to create original compositions and compete to top the charts and win prizes.

The Spin the Model challenge that ran from July 31, 2020, to August 23, 2020, required developers to create a custom genre model.

Top 10 compositions

The competition was intense! The high-quality submissions made it challenging for our judges to select the chart-toppers. Our panel of experts, Kesha Williams, Umut Isik, and Wayne Chi selected the top 10 ranked compositions by evaluating the quality of the music and creativity. They also checked the submitted notebooks to ensure that the compositions were generated by custom models.

The winner of the Spin the Model challenge is… (cue drumroll) Lena Taupier! You can listen to her winning composition and the top 10 compositions on SoundCloud or on the AWS DeepComposer console. The following screenshot shows the top 10 compositions for the Spin the Model challenge.

Lena will receive an AWS DeepComposer Chartbusters gold record and tell her story in an upcoming blog post, right here on the AWS Machine Learning Blog.

Congratulations, Lena Taupier!

It’s time to move on to the next Chartbusters challenge: The Sounds of Science. The challenge launches today and is open until September 23rd, 2020. Although you don’t need a physical keyboard to compete, you can take advantage of the September price promotion and buy the AWS DeepComposer keyboard for $89.00 to enhance your music generation experience. For more information about the competition and how to participate, see the Sounds of Science Chartbusters challenge blog post.

About the Author

Maryam Rezapoor is a Senior Product Manager with AWS AI Ecosystem team. As a former biomedical researcher and entrepreneur, she finds her passion in working backward from customers’ needs to create new impactful solutions. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, photography, and gardening.




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