Came across this intriguing article that maps the relative popularity of 50 artistes across the different states in the United States, based on YouTube’s geocoded streaming data.
With the data overlaid onto the maps, it tells which music genres are relatively more popular in the respective US states, and also provides an inference about the demographics of the fan base of the artistes. It also shows the overlap in some of the artistes’ fan bases, and also possibly the political affiliation of the fans. Continue reading “Music that Americans love”
I took the opportunity to do a little sightseeing when I was in Daegu to catch Musical PHANTOM.
Not knowing where to go, I did one of the recommended tour courses and ended up at the Kim Gwang-seok Street (or 김광석 다시 그리기 길). It turned out to be the highlight of my trip, apart from catching Park Hyo Shin’s performance.
If there’s no opportunity to catch Park Hyo Shin in concert, the next best thing would probably be to attend his musical. Even then, there’s no guarantee of getting tickets on days when he’s in the cast.
I had wanted to catch Musical PHANTOM in Seoul, but the tickets for days when Park Hyo Shin was performing were sold out. Turned out, the musical later toured other cities and I went for the Daegu stop.