What is the Australian East Coast Listening to?

Matt Corke 22 July 2016

Hilltop Hoods

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As Aussies, we love our music. And according to Spotify, we love Aussie music. We analysed data from the Spotify interactive map "Musical Map: Cities of the World" and found some interesting takeaways.

Key findings
  • Hilltop Hoods, Hermitude and Ellie Drennan are the only artists who are represented in all three major east coast cities
  • Brisbanites are more likely to have similar tastes in the latest popular music
  • Electronic and hip hop music dominates the list. Only Violent Soho is representing rock
  • Aussies love to support their local talent
  • Ceres & Felix Riebl are two Melbourne-based artists gaining popularity in Sydney.
  • Felix Riebl is more popular in Sydney than in his hometown Melbourne
  • Slip-On Stereo is a Brisbane-based band with many people outside of Brisbane unfamiliar with their music.

How did we crunch the data?

Assumptions were made on data according to the number of plays of each artist collectively in each city based on Spotify artist data. Percentages were then calculated based on Australian Bureau of Statistics data from 2015.

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ArtistListen on SpotifyBuy on iTunes
 Illy - TightropeSpotifyItunes
 Ceres - Happy In Your HeadSpotifyItunes
 Client Liaison - World Of Our LoveSpotifyItunes
 Delta Goodrem - EnoughSpotifyItunes
 DOPE LEMON - MarinadeSpotifyItunes
 E^ST - Get Money!SpotifyItunes
 Ellie Drennan - Hard LoveSpotifyItunes
 Emma Louise - West End KidsSpotifyItunes
 Felix Riebl - ShadowsSpotifyItunes
 Hermitude - VibrationSpotifyItunes
 Hilltop Hoods - 1955SpotifyItunes
 Illy - PapercutsSpotifyItunes
 Kenton Slash Demon - PeaceSpotifyItunes
 LDRU - Keeping ScoreSpotifyItunes
 Slip-On Stereo - OceansSpotifyItunes
 The Veronicas - In My BloodSpotifyItunes
 LDRU - Next To YouSpotifyItunes
 Violent Soho - Like SodaSpotifyItunes

Data is based on assumptions made from Spotify Artist data and Australian Bureau of Statistics 2015.

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