The Pudding created an interactive map – with audio – where you can see and listen to the number one song (in December, 2017) in 3,000 locations around the world.
It’s pretty cool.
I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures.
At that same list, you can find related worldwide music sites, including:
Radiooooo is one of the coolest music sites around. You can click a country on a world map and then click a decade from the past 120 years, and it will then play music from that area and from that time period.
Radio Garden is an online interactive map of radio stations that you can listen to from around the world. It’s pretty nifty, and you can read more about it at The Atlantic’s article, The Map That Lets You Listen to the Radio Everywhere.
You can learn about different musical instruments at the Glossary of Folk Musical Instruments & Styles from Around the World and the World Instrument Gallery.
Rare Early Photographs of Musicians Around the World is from Brain Pickings. The post has links to even more great photos.
Musical Map: Cities of the World is from Spotify.
World Music Composer is a nice tool from the National Museums of Scotland to learn about musical instruments and how they sound from around the world. You can mix-and-match them to create your own collection but, unfortunately, you can save it.