Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Delaware prefers Rush according to new Music Machinery study
3:06PM EST | comments (11) |

Paul Lamere's Music Machinery blog has been getting a lot of press over the last couple of days due to a blog post and infographic posted yesterday which explores US regional listening preference using data from a variety of online streaming services. From the blog post:

For this study, I sampled the listening preferences of about a quarter million listeners that have a zip code associated with their account. update: Listener data is drawn from a variety of music streaming services that are powered by The Echo Nest. I aggregated these listeners into regions (state, regional and all-US). To compare regions I look at the top-N most popular artists based upon listener plays in each region and look for artists that have a substantial change in rank between the two regions. These artists are the artists that define the taste for the region. ...

The infographic included with the blog post shows a map of the US with the most distinctive Top-50 artist for each state labeled. With a few exceptions, most of the states have fairly obscure artists listed, but Delaware's artist is Rush. Go Delaware!



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#11 - Posted 2/28/14 @6:11AM by Electric Brain Boogaloo [contact]

Who the hell is James Blake?
#10 - Posted 2/27/14 @9:43AM by CraigJ [contact]

I always thought everything east of the Mississippi was Justin Bieber territory...
#9 - Posted 2/27/14 @2:17AM by cpb [contact]

#2: Springsteen should shut up AND sing?

I'd always thought of Delaware as the home of George Thorogood. Which begs the question: if you were black (and you aren't), would YOU like George Thorogood & The Delaware Destroyers? Is he too much a wannabe or is his "homage" acceptable?

#8 - Posted 2/26/14 @11:22PM by hermy [contact]

#7 There are a few good ones my way as well but mostly just Carnies......
#7 - Posted 2/26/14 @7:55PM by LanceTheShred [contact]

Rhode Island is a good 7 hrs away Jim. We do get our share of faux rocket sauce here on the East Coast though! Within 6 hours we are thundering with Rush Tribute Bands:

Boston-Lotus Land (6 hours and worth the trip)
NY Queens-Snakes and Arrows (4 hours away, see them in March)
New Jersey-Mystic Rhythms / Hemispheres (3 hours away)
PA-Caress of Steel / Distant Signals (4 hours away)
Delaware-kRUSH (1 1/2 hours away)
Blame Canada(Played at RatCon 2013)
Cygnals(Played at RatCon 2009/2010)
Second Nature

Some REALLY extraordinary ones in that list too!
#6 - Posted 2/26/14 @6:54PM by jiminseattle [contact]

Delaware rocks!! Is Rhode Island close? Newport is a killer town.
#5 - Posted 2/26/14 @5:50PM by Boyd [contact]

I know that pub! I may swing by and check them out. We'll never see Rush in Delaware, that's for sure.
#4 - Posted 2/26/14 @5:32PM by LanceTheShred [contact]

Ha! I see two out of three posters that are going to see kRUSH on Friday in Delaware! Boyd, this Rush Tribute band rocks man! They are playing at JB McGuiness Pub in Newcastle this Friday night. Promise every prize!
#3 - Posted 2/26/14 @3:51PM by Boyd [contact]

I'm from the first state and definitely prefer Rush.
#2 - Posted 2/26/14 @3:40PM by mrdriven [contact]

springsteen blows...he should shut up and sing instead of preaching politics...i drove to his house in Rumson and dropped off my cds and albums at the base of his driveway...


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