I like the write-up for this SmartMusicKIOSK thing:

SmartMusicKIOSK is a new music-playback interface for trial listening. Traditionally in music stores, customers often search out the chorus or ``hook'' of a song by repeatedly pressing the fast-forward button, rather than passively listening to the music. This activity is not well-supported by current technology. This research achieves a function for jumping to the chorus section and other key parts of a song, plus a function for visualizing song structure.


While entire songs of no interest to the listener can be skipped on conventional music-playback interfaces, SmartMusicKIOSK is the first interface that allows the user to easily skip sections of no interest even within a song.

I hope it also dispatches robots to kick the songwriter in the nuts too, that'd be swell.