Thursday, August 7, 2008

Music Poll Results

In the recent music poll, 339 of you voted, and here are your favorite things to listen to while doing art:

1. Soundtrack Music 118 (votes)
2. Classical 115
3. Rock (Contemp) 108
4. Rock (Classic) 98
5. Other 86
6. Folk 69
7. Prefer Silence 62
8. Jazz 60
9. NPR 56
10. TV or Film Audio 56
11. Recorded Books 55
12. International 50
13. New Age 48
14. Blues/Soul 42
15. Shows/Musicals 26
16. Rap/HipHop
17. Country 19
18. Opera 18
19. Radio Drama 17
20. Christian/Gospel 14
21. Great Courses 8

Are artists different? According to InfoPlease and Nielsen SoundScan, CD sales by genre in 2007 rank are as follows (sales in millions):
1. R&B 96 (million CDs in 2007)
2. Alternative 89
3. Country 63
4. Metal 53
5. Rap 42
6. Christian/Gospel 34
7. Soundtrack 25
8. Classical 18
9. Jazz 14
10. New Age 3

1 comment:

Katherine said...

Perhaps the higher relative rating of the non-verbal soundtracks and classical music reflects the visual concentration required....