In this project, I used Python to analyze trends in foreign music in four different countries around the world: the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Brazil. Using various top singles charts, I was able to create a dataset of foreign singers for each country spanning the decades from the 1950s/60s to present day. After cleaning, filtering and processing this data, I applied historical events to analyze trends in the data and found a notable decrease in music produced by international artists in recent years. This contradicts the prevailing notions of globalization, forcing us to ask the question: Is our society really as cosmopolitan and open-minded as we’d like to think?
Pechon-Elkins, Beckett, "Global Trends in International Music: How Does Globalization Affect the Way We Consume Music?" (2020). IPHS 200: Programming Humanity. Paper 33.
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