Six Degrees of Collaboration

Sometimes, it can sound like musicians from different traditions are operating in their own worlds, without a lot of back-and-forth influence with those from outside their genre.

It can certainly feel that way when the music press insists on drawing divisions and categories with hard lines. But when you actually look at the musical record, it’s easy to see that artists from varied traditions are more connected than you think.

Read through this infographic to see how artists are connected across time and styles by their collaborations with other performers. You can also see just how much pop, rock, R & B, and hip hop cross streams with one another – as well as what kinds of collaborations they churn out when they do.

You’ll learn something new about your favorite artists.

Anne Lawson is a British writer who keeps her eye on business and trending issues that affect us all. She loves to delve into the real story and give us interesting tidbits we might otherwise miss.