America’s Music Preference by State

map

Ever wondered what kind of genre of music is the most popular in your home state? Thanks to Movoto, they have released an interactive map that lets you see what kind of music genre each individual state prefers the most. Below, we have acquired maps that give the general look at the preferred genres throughout the country.

These maps follow similar ones that were posted a few months ago by music tech company, the Echo’s Nest which gave us categories such as “Distinctive Artist by State” and “Most Ignored.” Unlike those maps that were composed, the Movoto maps used data collected from the National Endowment Of The Arts, the Bureau Of Labor And Statistics and the U.S. Bureau Of Economic Analysis. On Movoto’s site, you click the play button on the top and then go ahead and click whatever genre you prefer and watch the results light up. 

Interesting things about the maps: punk, rap and indie seem to be big hits on the west coast while alternative and folk are hits in most of the country. As for electronic and pop, even though they are big hits on top 20 radio, it does not transfer over to the rest of the country. 

Check out the maps and see if your state fall within your favorite genre of music. Spoiler, our isn’t there. 

ALTERNATIVE:

alternative_0

COUNTRY:

country

ELECTRONIC:

electronic

FOLK:

folk

INDIE:

indie

METAL:

metal

POP:

pop

PUNK:

punk

RAP:

rap

ROCK:

rock

 

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