How Mainstream Is My Music Taste?

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Mar 21 2012, 15h49

STEP ONE: List your top twenty most scrobbled artists and the total number of listeners for each.

1. Phil Wickham 83,397 listeners
2. NEEDTOBREATHE 94,660 listeners
3. 30 Seconds to Mars 1,757,310 listeners
4. Starfield 103,116 listeners
5. Switchfoot 715,424 listeners
6. Katy Perry 2,550,413 listeners
7. Mumford & Sons 759,513 listeners
8. Lifehouse 1,254,454 listeners
9. Angels & Airwaves 726,611 listeners
10. Taylor Swift 1,139,141 listeners
11. Jimmy Eat World 1,631,082 listeners
12. Hillsong United 148,656 listeners
13. Linkin Park 2,963,886 listeners
14. Daughtry 906,798 listeners
15. Chris Tomlin 192,502 listeners
16. Family Force 5 162,205 listeners
17. Miley Cyrus 1,111,827 listeners
18. Paramore 1,740,914 listeners
19. Good Charlotte 1,457,003 listeners
20. Chris Ayer 1,985 listeners

STEP TWO: Calculate the total listeners of these artists.
TOTAL: 19,500,897

STEP THREE: Find the average of this total by dividing by 20.
AVERAGE: 975,045

STEP FOUR: Divide this figure by the total number of listeners for the top scrobbled artist on Last.fm.
Top artist: Coldplay 4,033,703 listeners

0.2417245...

STEP FIVE: Finally, multiply this by 100 and round off to get your mainstream percentage.

24% mainstream :)

Comentários

  • niemozliwiak

    27% ;) I pretty much like your algorithm.

    Mar 21 2012, 20h35
  • Ichhabeversagt9

    That's nice but I don't think that's how you calculate how much you listen to mainstream music. 975,045 listeners is still a lot of people on average...

    Mai 20 2012, 16h51
  • mynameisstevenb

    Its not like there's an official way... I'm no mathematician.

    Mai 20 2012, 19h02
  • J-Mikee

    7,5 % :) great idea, sure its not exact (i have less known artists under my top 20) but nice. Just its not alghorithm for mainstream of your music but for knowing of music. As mainstream i consider pop artist such as lady gaga, rihanna and skrillex (dubstep).

    Jul 19 2012, 8h38
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