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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Regional Music

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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