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Map Shows Where in America Music Genres Are the Most Popular

The site Movoto has put together this interactive map of the United States that shows where throughout the country specific genres of music are most popular. After clicking on a selected style of music, the color-coded maps indicates where its most listen to. How did they measure popularity? According to the site, “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.” Sounds pretty official. Who knew bluegrass was so popular in the Pacific Northwest? We knew gentle bands were big up there, but bluegrass? …

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