Indie Music

When, How Music Matters To Gen Z [INFOGRAPHIC]

1In this piece, Chris Robley looks at an interesting new study from Spotify investigating the listening habits of those under 25, which reveals some curious new stats on how Generation Z is consuming music. Hint: They're into the sad stuff.


By Chris Robley from CD Baby's DIY Musician blog

The listening habits of people under 25.

Spotify created an infographic showing cultural and music-consumption trends among an “empowered, multinational, cross-cultural, socially aware, and informed group of 15- to 24-year-olds who speak their minds.”

Most surprising to me? That Generation Z loves itself some sad music, which they compile in “bag playlists” (collections of songs for the melancholy times). I’m not sure why that surprises me; heartbreak and loneliness have been the stuff of pop music in every age. Goethe Lieder, anyone? Maybe I just like the term “bag” playlist.

Anyway, check out the infographic below, and see Spotify’s more fleshed out analysis HERE

Generation Z listening trends

Chris Robley is the Editor of CD Baby's DIY Musician Blog. I write Beatlesque indie-pop songsthat've been praised by No Depression, KCRW, The LA Times, & others. My poems have appeared in Poetry Magazine, Prairie Schooner, The Poetry Review, & more. I live in Maine and like peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, a little too much.

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