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image from where music is made matter? A study by Patrick Adler, a doctoral student in urban planning at UCLA, appears to prove that it does. Adler used’s database and press coverage to "assign a locational base of operations" for every act on Pitchfork critic's top 100 of 2011, then counted the number of hits or hit producing acts per city. If an artist had 2 hits, they were counted twice. If there was a collaboration involving artists from more than one city, it divided between those cities. The results:

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