Ever wonder how the musical taste in the Midwest compares to here in the Northeast? Or what's popular in Africa? Now you can check this out and more with Spotify's new interactive musical map feature, launched today.  

The cool thing about the map is that you can check out the music preferences for people all over the world and then listen to a playlist of trending songs in that city. If you click on Sydney, Australia for example, you can listen to a mix of the most listened-to songs in that city right now.

Spotify's music researchers learned quite a bit while putting together this map and analyzing over 20 billion songs. One music factoid is that hop-hop is popular all over the world; the genre showed up on playlists more than all other genres, regardless of geography or language. Another fact they discovered is that listeners love discovering local artists, regardless of where they live.

Click here to check out the map.

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