# of recording artists per given area
December 7, 2012 11:21 PM Subscribe
I'm making a chart showing the number of musicians/recording artists per capita in different countries and US states. What I need is a dataset with the number of musicians in each area.
posted by dunkadunc to media & arts (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Clearly, this isn't totally easy because not all jurisdictions require musicians to register with the government, but I would be OK with slightly nonscientific data instead.
I tried to pull the information off last.fm, but the site only shows how many users used a tag, and how many times it has been used. If I could find out how many artists on last.fm have been tagged as "hungarian", that would be good. Population data I can find myself.
I'm aware of the Million Song Dataset, but I'm not a coder and don't think I could wrangle the Python code to get what I want (and besides, would rather not download a 200+GB file!)