Music intelligence platform The Echo Nest has a ton of data on users' listening preferences from across the country. By digging into that information, they found which artists and bands are most appreciated in each state
The Echo Nest provides a music intelligence platform to hugely popular services like Rdio, Spotify and MTV, so they have a ton of data on what people across America like to listen to. By digging into this well of information they were able to discern the favorite bands of each state and created a map that displays that data. For more info check out the blog of Paul Lamere, director of developer platform at The Echo Nest, who broke down the data further.