Sunday, April 5, 2009

A Few Facts About March

This blog arose from an urge to understand more about how Astor Piazzolla's music was faring today. I begin viewing and collecting data on videos posted on YouTube in late 2008. I shared the data every month in a (still) primitive Piazzolla Video website but there were so many interesting videos, I felt the urge to communicate what I was seeing more often than monthly. This blog seemed to be the answer. But I still collect data and here is what March, 2009 looked like:

A total of 514 videos were posted - the highest monthly number since I have been counting. Three-quarters of them, 395 to be exact, were "performance" videos featuring musicians in action. The others were dance videos or photo/video montages set to Piazzolla's music.

The most often played selection was Libertango and here is the list of the "top ten":

1. Libertango
2. Oblivion
3. Adios Nonino
4. Invierno Porteño
5. Verano Porteño
6. La muerte del angel
7. Histoire du Tango – Bordel 1900
8. Primavera Porteña
9. Yo soy Maria
10. Balada para un loco

The videos come from every corner of the globe but here are the top ten sources for March:

1. Argentina
2. Italy
3. USA
4. Spain
5. France
6. Germany
7. Russia
8. Poland
9. Brazil
10. Netherlands and Ukraine (tie)

If you want to see more data, you can find it here. You will also find there, my selection for the best video and the most bizarre video for March, 2009.

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