(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Tales from the thousand lakes : placing the creative network of metal music in Finland

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)


  • Dept. of Border Region Studies, Univ. of Southern Denmark, Sønderborg, DANEMARK


This study focuses on the creative individuals of a distinct music genre: namely, the bands and artists of the Finnish metal music genre. It shows that they tend to cluster in the largest cities. There are, however, some exceptions—very small municipalities (in terms of population) with a fair number of metal bands. Still, the capital Helsinki is the most prominent cluster of metal music in Finland. A further social network analysis reveals that the metal music cluster of Helsinki has a network of short average path length and a high degree of clustering. In other words, the members of the network function in close collaboration with each other. This notion was also verified by mapping the joint-career path of the most prolific (connected) individuals inside the network.


Article of periodic

published at : Environment & planning A / ISSN 0308-518X

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1974)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no7 [pp. 1586-1600]



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15583 A

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1068/a130020p

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