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Mixcloud reveals the most popular genres in each US state

Electro swing in Wyoming, deep house in North Dakota and more

  • Harrison Williams
  • 13 December 2017
Mixcloud reveals the most popular genres in each US state

A recent study by the audio streaming platform Mixcloud has discovered the most popular genre searches in each US state and some of the results might be surprising.

Compiling data collected by the platform throughout the year in 2017, Mixcloud found that the afrobeat genre is currently the fastest growing genre search, lead by artists like Wizkid, Davido, and Tiwa Savage.

In the US specifically, various house sub genres like deep house, tribal house and jazzy house are the most popular in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, North Dakota, Montana, Iowa and Rhode Island. Reggae is the most popular in California and hip hop is the leading genre in New York, while listeners in South Carolina are avid listeners of industrial.

Speaking about the data collection, Mixcloud Co-founder and Director of Content touched on the diverse range of content on the platform:

“This data not only shows how much amazing and fascinating content lives on Mixcloud, with an increasing amount of it exclusive to Mixcloud, but also the diversity of it, from reggae and hip-hop to political Podcasts and work-out mixes. The breadth of Mixcloud’s content, as well as the scope of its reach, will only continue to expand heading into 2018, with many more incredible exclusives on deck. We couldn’t be more excited to kick-start the new year.”

View the infographic along with the list of states with their most popular genres below.

1. Alabama: Club

2. Alaska: Trance

3. Arizona: Rock

4. Arkansas: Tribal House

5. California: Reggae

6. Colorado: Chillout

7. Connecticut: Drum & Bass

8. Delaware: Dance

9. Florida: Deep House

10. Georgia: House

11. Hawaii: Tropical House

12. Idaho: Hip Hop

13. Illinois: Bass

14. Indiana: Jazzy House

15. Iowa: Deep House

16. Kansas: Ambient

17. Kentucky: Melodic Rock

18. Louisiana: Ambient

19. Maine: EDM

20. Maryland: House

21. Massachusetts: R&B

22. Michigan: Alternative

23. Minnesota: Hip Hop

24. Mississippi: Rock

25. Missouri: EDM

26. Montana: Deep House

27. Nebraska: Hip Hop

28. Nevada: Trap

29. New Hampshire: Hip Hop

30. New Jersey: Hip Hop

31. New Mexico: Tribal House

32. New York: Hip Hop

33. North Carolina: R&B

34. North Dakota: Deep House

35. Ohio: Trap

36. Oklahoma: Ambient

37. Oregon: Indie

38. Pennsylvania: Bass

39. Rhode Island: House

40. South Carolina: Industrial

41. South Dakota: EDM

42. Tennessee: Bass

43. Texas: Hip Hop

44. Utah: Psychedelic

45. Vermont: Classic Rock

46. Virginia: Hip Hop

47. Washington: Electronica

48. West Virginia: Rock

49. Wisconsin: Chillout

50. Wyoming: Electro Swing

Washington DC: Bass

[Via: Digital Music News]

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