Paul Lamere is a director over at the Echo Nest, which powers a bunch of music sites – Rdio, iHeartRadio, Twitter, Spotify, and a ton of others. On his blog, he took a random sample of all the zip codes in the United States to determine who the most popular artists are in each state. But, it wasn’t so much that he picked who the most streamed musicians were overall for each state, he took it a step further to see which states are streaming which artists at a disproportionately higher number than other states, and also not more than a state with a greater population. Confused? That’s okay, because he can explain it better than I can (and far more scientifically too).
So, now that he’s done his research, let’s see what he found out:
Congratulations, Connecticut! We lead the union in David Guetta listeners!
And on that note, it’s obviously time to move west – clearly Nebraska and Colorado are far cooler than we are, listening to all that Bastille and the Naked and Famous. I’d even take Idaho and their love of Tegan and Sara.
Regardless, enjoy the rest of your day with David Guetta’s biggest hit: