Firstly, I was going to look into plotting artists like I did for bands in the states, but only 10% of the artists that are from the US give this information. Dernt.
Secondly, I have been tossing back and forth what I can do with the roles people play in bands, but it may come down to just a few simple statements:
- Guitar is the driving force behind metal. The most common role is Guitar
- The next most common roles are Vocals, Bass, and Drums (maybe in that order)
- Keyboards, Synths, Samples, etc. then lag way behind that
- You then have things like Violin, Flute, Piano, Cello, Bagpipes, Sax, Accordion, etc. (in that order)
There are a great deal of slight variations on roles (like Guitar (early)) that make getting decent charts a little tricky or inconsistent on top of all the work required to do so. So, I won’t. Done.
Lastly, I was going to show some plots of genre/location, but so far what I have seen is just a fairly even spread of every genre everywhere. Differences are subtle. Maybe it needs more investigation…