Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Fascinating and detailed piece at site that explores music and technology on state-by-state study of what bands and performers are most popular, and then ranks and compares them. Yes, some obvious points: The Grateful Deead is much more popular in New England than in Tennessee. But granular details are great. I like the chart that shows you which artists stand out in each state, not by their #1 ranking but how far they diverge from the national ranking. For example, Neil Young is #49 in Mass. but only #128 overall. Rush is #38 in Delaware but only #385 elsewhere. Phish is #5 in VT and #353 overall. And much more.
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