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.
(H/T: Consequence of Sound)
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