Mainers listen to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis on Spotify more than anyone else

Musician Macklemore poses at the 62nd Annual BMI Pop Awards in California in May. (Reuters photo)

Spotify researcher Paul Lamere is back at it. Back in February, we reported on this blog that Lamere had determined that, based on which bands were streamed in which states most significantly more than the national average, R.E.M. was what Business Insider at the time called Maine’s “favorite band.” Now, Lamere’s latest research, as reported […]

Study: Portland is ‘more happy,’ Bangor is ‘less happy’ and Lewiston is… ‘meh.’

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With the preponderance of amateur music videos going around set to the Pharrell Williams song “Happy,” it should come as no surprise that there’s some research floating around about where all the happy people truly are in America. Interestingly, according to the latest research by a trio of economists, one of Maine’s latest cities to make […]