Here’s a map of America’s musical preferences by genre

Cool heat maps of music preference across the USA. Definitely liking how popular EDM is all over. Also, sup Seattle & Minneapolis when it comes to Hip Hop?

Consequence of Sound

Just before I moved to Austin in January, I had a conversation with a friend about the cultural makeup of Texas. At the end, they he declared, “Well, I hope you just like endless country and intermittent Christian talk radio.” That got me thinking: are states and regions really dominated by these musical stereotypes? Do the blues truly control the South? Is rock and roll just a New York institution? To solve these quandaries, online real estate broker Movoto has developed a map to display the country’s musical preferences by genre.

The “All-American Music Map” was put together 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,” according to Movoto. These scores include both survey data and “genre performer concentrations by metro,” which is the “concentration of musicians…

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