We all have those music fanatic friends who always say they were listening to a band before the band even existed. Well, if that’s you, or you’d like to join in on the bragging, Spotify’s new ‘Found Them First‘ Web app is what you need.
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Naturally, I was among the first 3% and 5% of listeners for Irish artists Kodaline and Hozier, who were both quite well-known and established in Ireland before venturing further afield.
Spotify defines the artists included as “breakout” if they have had more than 20 million streams and a streaming growth rate of 2,000% between January 2013 and June 2015. You will need to have been among the first 1-15% of listeners to be determined as an early fan.
As well as delighting music snobs, the new Web app shows off Spotify’s data-mining skills and how this could be used for marketing artists by being able to see the people who were actually influencing a particular band or musicians growth from the early days.