You know that magic program (and timesaver) that pops up when you are trying to rip a cd? Gracenote, the company that is responsible for that “magic software” launched an interesting Music Map application that shows the "popularity" of artists and albums by region and country in many parts of the world. It does this based on how often Gracenote's database is queried about particular albums or artists. This is pretty darned cool, at least to this systems geek. Have a look and see what people around the world are listening too.