Following up to the counts of artists per country, here is a look at the number of bands for a given artist.
The following chart shows the prevalence of the number of bands a musician is typically in.
- Only full time members, but past and present
- No live, guest, or staff “members”
- Only bands in the database. Some bands are recorded on the artist pages that either aren’t metal or don’t have pages themselves.
Wow, I was expecting something different than this. It looks like it is overwhelmingly likely that a musician will only be in one band in their career in metal.
To help illustrate things a little better, and in case you are curious, here is the same plot on a log scale.
Roughly 80% of all musicians have only been in one band. However, if we only include artists that have appeared on a full length album this drops to 63%!