Customers in Miami not only purchased the most music across the
board, but they could arguably create the most eclectic playlists,
purchasing more Latin, Dance, Heavy Metal and Children’s music than any
other city on the list
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 25, 2013--
(NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon today unveiled its inaugural “Cities that Rock”
list – a per capita assessment of Amazon MP3, CD and vinyl record sales
in the top 100 most heavily populated cities. Based on Amazon music
sales data, the 20 cities that purchased the most music are:
1. Miami, Fla.
11. Cambridge, Mass.
2. Pittsburgh, Penn.
12. Columbia, S.C.
3. Orlando, Fla.
13. Knoxville, Tenn.
4. Salt Lake City, Utah
14. Dayton, Ohio
5. St. Louis, Mo.
15. Rochester, N.Y.
6. Cincinnati, Ohio
16. Berkeley, Calif.
7. Seattle, Wash.
17. Vancouver, Wash.
8. Ann Arbor, Mich.
18. Alexandria, Va.
9. Richmond, Va.
19. Portland, Ore.
10. Atlanta, Ga.
20. Bellevue, Wash.
Cities that Rock also includes a breakdown of Amazon music sales by
genre. Highlights from those findings include:
Miami, Fla., a city officially nicknamed the Capital of Latin America,
unsurprisingly took the top spot in the Latin music category.
Miami-based customers also purchased more Dance, Heavy Metal and
Children’s music than any other city
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame might be in Cleveland, but Amazon sales
data suggests that the Rock capital is Pittsburgh, Penn.
Hometown to both the Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync, Orlando, Fla. topped
the list for pop music purchases
The most Country-loving city is the Tennessee River town of Knoxville,
Hometown to artists like Alexis Jordan and Angie Stone, Columbia, SC
topped not one, but three genre lists, including R&B, Rap and Christian
While known more for its political activism than its musical tastes,
Berkeley, Calif. sees more Jazz album purchases than any other city on
Cambridge, Mass. is the top city for Classical music purchases
Amazon’s hometown of Seattle, Wash. took the number one spot for Indie
“The results of our U.S. Cities that Rock list showcase the diverse
tastes of our customers and reaffirm why it’s important to provide our
millions of customers with access to the wide variety of artists and
genres they want to listen to,” said Steve Boom, VP of digital music for
“We’re excited to hear that Miami is #1 on the first-ever Cities that
Rock list from Amazon. The beauty of Miami is our residents and visitors
include a wonderful combination of people with very different
backgrounds and experiences. If you can’t find music you like in Miami,
you can’t find it,” said City of Miami Mayor Tomas P. Regalado.
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