I made this with Wordle, it represents the top 100 artists in my iTunes library since mid-2005. Wordle is really cool, two tips: you must replace spaces with ~ and it doesn’t seem to handle the ‘&’ character at all.
I wish there was a way to get data on the last year. The data just isn’t there – playcount is the only thing I can get. I’m sure I played way more Black Keys than Black Rebel Motorcycle Club in 2011. I’d say 40% of my listening is podcasts – as evidenced by Chicago Public Radio making into to the top 100 artists.
Don’t judge me harshly on my music tastes.
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How exactly did you get the numbers?
I wrote a python script that used the itunes api to get it. it’s an ugly script because the playcount is stored for each song, so it had to iterate over the library a few times. the output of the script was a text file, which i manually put in wurdle (they don’t have an api)