Posted On: Jun 22, 2020

Today, we are excited to announce the launch of AWS DeepComposer Chartbusters, a monthly challenge where developers use AWS DeepComposer to create original compositions and compete to top the charts and win prizes. AWS DeepComposer gives developers a creative way to get started with machine learning and generative AI techniques. The first AWS DeepComposer Chartbuster challenge titled “Bach to the Future” launches today and ends on July 16th, 2020. To participate in the challenge, developers will first need to use the autoregressive CNN algorithm, a new generative AI algorithm available in the AWS DeepComposer console to create compositions in the style of Bach. Next, they will need to submit the compositions to SoundCloud using AWS DeepComposer to be added to a custom playlist. AWS will announce the top 10 ranked compositions from the “Bach to the Future” challenge on July 21st, 2020 in an AWS ML blog post.  

Every month through October, AWS will release a new Chartbuster challenge that has a different monthly theme to introduce developers to a variety of generative AI techniques. Before participating in a challenge, developers can use learning capsules available in the AWS DeepComposer console to learn the generative AI concepts that are required for each month’s challenge. Learning capsules provide easy-to-consume, bite-size modules to help developers learn the concepts of generative AI algorithms. At the end of each challenge period, the top 20 compositions are shortlisted using an aggregate of customer ‘likes’ and count of ‘plays’ on SoundCloud. A panel of human and AI judges will evaluate the shortlist for musical quality and creativity to select the top 10 ranked compositions. We will announce the top 10 compositions in an AWS ML blog post, and feature them in an exclusive AWS top 10 playlist on SoundCloud and in the AWS DeepComposer console. The winner for each month’s challenge will receive an AWS DeepComposer Chartbusters gold record mailed to their physical address. Additionally, we will interview the winner to share their experience and feature them in an AWS ML blog post.  

To celebrate the launch of the first Chartbuster challenge, we are offering the AWS DeepComposer keyboard at a special price of $79 for a limited period from 6/23/2020 to 7/15/2020 on The pricing includes the keyboard and a 3-month free trial of AWS DeepComposer services. Learn more about AWS DeepComposer Chartbusters here