A new concept for national news? The technology is called Auto-Tune, and if you’ve ever listened to modern day artists like Kanye West, you’ve heard Auto-Tune technology. A 24-year-old Brooklyn musician named Michael Gregory has combined a number of TV news clips, and turned them into rather catchy songs. For those not “in the know,” Auto-Tune is a software program that alters singers’ voices to achieve perfect pitch.
“So in addition to making fun of nightly news coverage, Gregory has also shown us how ridiculously easy it is to make someone sound like a C-rated pop star (this also explains the musical “careers” of Brooke Hogan and Heidi Montag).” TIME Magazine’s Claire Suddath says.