Posted in music on April 16, 2014

THIS IS WHERE PEOPLE LIKE PUNK (actual interactive map HERE)
All American Music

Check out the 'All American Music Map' HERE. How'd they do it?

"We calculated musical taste scores using data from the National Endowment of the Arts, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (via the Martin Prosperity Institute) and state level music preferences from Wikipedia. The scores include music genre preference survey data and genre performer concentrations by metro, weighted by that metro's influence on the music scene. We took the scores for each metro and used a spatial statistics method called nearest neighbors to create the heatmap."
What were some of their findings? Well, "Punk is also a favorite all along the West Coast and in Nashville, Orlando, and Rochester. For those who prefer something heavier, Seattle, New York, Los Angeles, and Milwaukee are where the most metalheads are located.", and Las Vegas loves indie, New York is not very punk but Seattle and Austin are. LA loves country but like NY is very diverse. More at...Movoto Real Estate Brokerage (?!?) (via TIME).

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Tags: maps, punk, science

Comments (18)

These fucking maps

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2014 11:12 AM

those sample songs are a fucking joke

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2014 11:14 AM

I like how the entire midwest is just generally uninterested in music.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2014 11:14 AM

Stupid.

These things make me think of political polls that have statistics drawn from calling people at home during the day and who still have home phone = Old People's opinions and acting like that is a good survey.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2014 11:15 AM

This map looks like it was made by someone who polled maybe 100 people from 15 different American cities. Not at all comprehensive. Why is Las Vegas such an extreme point on the map? Plus, who picked these genres? A Tower records employee circa 1996?

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2014 11:17 AM

this is not accurate

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2014 11:21 AM


Nashville is the least punk town in America.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2014 11:23 AM

Is someoone actually getting paid to create this shit?

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2014 11:28 AM

Seems like Tennessee has it going on.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2014 11:32 AM

North jersey.... KING of rock and oldies !!

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2014 12:39 PM

ugh

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2014 12:41 PM

summer indie rock is my fucking jam

Posted by muzak lover | April 16, 2014 2:10 PM

Brunchwave isn't a genre option. Pass...

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2014 4:24 PM

People on BV claiming to know real data, despite not doing research..."My personal 12 friends don't listen to this stuff so the NYC info is wrong!"

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2014 4:33 PM

Not a single "hot" zone over Chicago...? Some map.

Posted by Jason Williams | April 16, 2014 4:48 PM

Looks like we've finally almost gotten rid of it... keep at it and we can finish it off.

Posted by Flaming Telepath | April 16, 2014 9:41 PM

Oh I love daft punk!

Posted by Yarborough | May 7, 2014 7:42 AM

Wow Jazz has quite a kick in NYC.

Posted by Adrien Rassat | June 28, 2014 3:58 PM

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