Fun With Big Music Data: We Now Know Who’s Popular Where

The thing about using a streaming music service is that every time you log in, you add more information to that cloud of digital smog that follows you about. The music industry is very interested in your smog because when collated together with everyone else’s, it’s possible to construct some very cool big picture items.

Who, for example, might have guessed that Drake was the most-listened-to artist in Oklahoma, Nevada, Louisiana, New Mexico and Rhode Island? Or that Alt-J is is super-hot in Vermont? Or that Imagine Dragons’ best enclave is South Dakota?

Here’s everything mapped out by Music Machinery. Click the link for even more date.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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