Who’s Your State’s Favorite Recording Artist? New Map Has the Answer

Posted by Jimmy Minnish on February 27, 2014 under Links | Be the First to Comment


A new map aims to show each state’s favorite musical artist using listening data. (Image source: Music Machinery)

Texas enjoys the country sounds of George Strait, while Arizona likes to jam out to Linkin Park.


So who is your state’s favorite artist?


A new map, assembled by music technology blog Music Machinery, aims to answer that question, showing the most distinctive top-100 artist for each state in the U.S.


A blog post announcing the map explained how it was composed.


“For this study, I sampled the listening preferences of about a quarter million listeners that have a zip code associated with their account. I aggregated these listeners into regions (state, regional and all-US),” it said. “To compare regions I look at the top-N most popular artists in each region and look for artists that have a substantial change in rank between the two regions.”


“These artists are the artists that define the taste for the region,” the blog post concluded.


Add A Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.