Pop music: extant and market taxonomized

Pop music – does it really exist? Yes it does. For a statistical analysis, see: Does pop music exist? Hierarchical structure in phonographic markets by Andrzej Buda of the Uniwesytet Jagielloński w Krakowie, Poland, and reproduced in Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Volume 391, Issue 21, 1 November 2012, Pages 5153–5159

“I find a topological arrangement of assets traded in phonographic markets which has associated a meaningful economic taxonomy.“


The full article can be read online for $35.95, or, if you prefer, a summary of the findings can be seen here :

Note: Green Day, featuring in the Basket Case video, appear in the expert diagram above, between U2 and Bruce Springsteen,