3187219 story Bill Gates' Plan To Destroy Music, Note By Note 659 Posted by timothy on Sunday January 25, 2009 @08:09PM from the too-insane-to-ignore-forever dept. theodp writes "Remember Mr. Microphone? If you thought music couldn't get worse, think again. Perhaps with the help of R&D tax credits, Microsoft Research has spawned Songsmith, software that automatically creates a tinny, childish background track for your singing. And as bad as the pseudo-infomercial was, the use of the product in the wild is likely to be even scarier, as evidenced by these Songsmith'ed remakes of music by The Beatles, The Police, and The Notorious B.I.G.."