A visualization of Metallica’s live shows, using data from Setlist.fm and Last.fm. Click through for the insanely-detailed full version.
About a year and a half ago, I wrote about the Seattle Band Map, which graphed all the connections between local bands. In the time since, it’s been turned into an interactive visualization; you can explore connections, search for a particular band, or contribute to it. Go check it out, or read more about it here.
Fantastic heatmap of Internet-based music services, based on estimated traffic data. Green = growth, red = declining visits, and the size is proportional to the traffic.
Click through for in-depth analysis, including a detailed view of the non-YouTube quarter, and for stats for each site.
FavMap: a map of best-loved music. Click through for the full interactive visualization, which uses last.fm statistics to plot ‘addictiveness’ (number of plays per listener) against year of release, with the size of the circle indicating the number of listeners. It’s also searchable so you can find your favourite artists.
[via Fine Tuning]