The Entropy of K-Pop songs

Daeun Cheong, Jaewon Cheong, Mi Ju Kim, Jae Hee Park and Jeong Mi Park
Proceedings of Bridges 2014: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2014)
Pages 479–480 Short Papers


We compared the entropy of K-Pop songs with the entropy of American Pop songs. The results show that K-Pop songs tend to have lower entropy in respect of chords, tones, and rhythms, but have higher entropy in phrase. This implies that the uncertainty of K-Pop song is lower than that of American Pop songs.