Well, now all of this info is at the tips of your itchy fingers thanks to a fun little hack that shows which band or artist defines taste in each of the 50 states.
O Music Awards winner Paul Lamere, who works for music intelligence platform The Echo Nest, used the company's data to create a comprehensive map of musical popularity in the U.S.
The Echo Nest powers a ton of top music apps, Spotify included, so it has troves and troves of data dealing with listener activity. Lamere sampled a quarter of a million listeners with a zip code attached to their accounts to create the map, according to his blog.
It's important to note that this map doesn't show the most-listened-to artist in each state, instead, according to Lamere, he found the "top most distinctive popular artist for a state that hasn't already been selected for a more populous state."
Artists were chosen by comparing top acts between regions. You can check out more about Lamere's methodology on his blog.
thanks Oregon! what's wrong with the other 49 of you??... http://t.co/rXx8hoNASu— Kurt Vile (@therealkurtvile) February 26, 2014
Lamere also made a fun little tool that shows how listening habits vary between states. Did you know that Solange is way bigger in New Fork than she is in Connecticut? Well now you do.
Which musician is the the most-loved in your state?