And the World’s Most Prolific Pop-Music-Producing Nation Is ...

Travel Blog  •  Eva Holland  •  08.17.10 | 5:13 PM ET

Sweden—at least, it is if you adjust for national GDP while measuring any given country’s share of the pop music market. Foreign Policy has a cool explanatory graphic.

Don’t worry, America: Writer Joshua Keating also notes that “the world’s most popular artists, no matter where they’re from, often perform rock, R&B, and hip-hop tunes that are unmistakably American in origin.” USA! USA! (Via @nobauerm)

Eva Holland is co-editor of World Hum. She is a former associate editor at Up Here and Up Here Business magazines, and a contributor to Vela. She's based in Canada's Yukon territory.

1 Comment for And the World’s Most Prolific Pop-Music-Producing Nation Is ...

Dejta 08.18.10 | 1:18 AM ET

Wow, that’s a surprise and I’m glad about it,.
The chart explains why, honestly, it’s hard to argue when it comes to music but if those artists compliment the world, lets just rejoice about it!Cheers!

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