Data Analytics

I looked through 100s of Grammy speeches to find out what musicians are thankful for.
We often associate popular music with young people. But do youthful artists really dominate the pop charts?
17 years after the release of her debut LP, Taylor Swift is more popular than ever before. Is that rare or just run-of-the-mill for a global superstar?
The evolution of Sirius XM's channel list gives us deep insight into how we remember (and forget) popular music.
Netflix pioneered video streaming during the 2000s. Did they also kill the TV theme song?
Stat Significant takes over Can't Get Much Higher to show us how radically popular music has changed over the last few decades.
Nobody would let me write a history of song titles. So, I wrote it here.
Using data provided by Vivid Seats and Instagram, I learned that social media clout isn't all it's cracked up to be.
With controversy swirling around Jason Aldean's "Try That In a Small Town", I wanted to figure out how many country artists are really from small towns.
With The Pudding, I catalogued the history of gender representation among songwriters. The results are depressing.
Song titles are an unexpected way to uncover when certain styles lose culture hegemony.
I spent the weekend wishing I went to a music festival in 2013. I then realized I was romanticizing the past without reason.