Charted history of music, from its origins to present

Posted to Network Visualization  |  Tags:  |  Nathan Yau

Musicmap is an attempt to show the history of music over time and how it came to be what it is today.

Musicmap attempts to provide the ultimate genealogy of popular music genres, including their relations and history. It is the result of more than seven years of research with over 200 listed sources and cross examination of many other visual genealogies. Its aim is to focus on the delicate balance between comprehensibility, accuracy and accessibility.

Be sure to zoom in for the details of how genres and sub-genres are connected. Click on any group for samples, playlists, and written history.

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