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.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/02/25/whos-your-states-favorite-recording-artist-new-map-has-the-answer/

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