Music Industry

Published on August 10th, 2017 | by Alan Cross


Music Maps: A Fascinating Look at Which Artists are Big Where

The New York Times recently published a series of music maps, each plotted with geo-located YouTube data relating to a specific artist and song. The result allows us to see which artists are most popular in what parts of the country.

Here, for example, is the map for Twenty One Pilots. The darker colours show where the most streams occurred.

Compare that to where Beyonce streams are most popular.

There are 48 more maps like this one here.


About the Author

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ 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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