Ellie Haines- Final Project

The music industry one of the largest and constantly growing industries out there. With about 1,264 genres your ears can be satisfied with about just anything for any mood or event. With that being said, it is interesting to see how much the popular genres rule the industry.

For this first chart I took a look at the highest paid musicians. Taylor Swift, a country pop artist, is raining in the most money with 170.0 Million Dollars in 2016. The most interesting part about this is that she doesn’t allow any of her music to be on platforms such as Spotify or Soundcloud. She gets paid for her individual songs/ albums through Apple Music or iTunes as well as her concerts. One Direction and Adele are both international stars from the UK. One Direction falls under Pop and Adele’s music falls under multiple genres hitting {op, Contemporary R&B, Blue-Eyed Soul and Soul Music. One Direction reeled in $110.0 Million and Adele with 80.5 Million. Madonna, Rihanna and Garth Brooks all in the same ball park with $76.5 Million, $75.0 Million and $70.0 Million.

Next up I was able to see what artist was most popular in each state. An overwhelming amount of states are fans of the very popular Hip-Hop/ Contemorary R&B artist from Toronto, Drake. There was not much diversity in the data I found here. The other states were fans of Kevin Gates, Eminem and Fetty Wap who are also Hip-Hop musicians and lastly Taylor Swift.

2016 Business Insider Favorite Artists by State According to Pandora
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All of these genres were the basis of what all of the Genres today are built off of. As time has gone on artists have been innovative in adding their own twist on each genre to stand out and make a name for themselves.