Spotify Shares 2019 Listening Stats And It’s Good News For Artists

In addition to the data points shared today on the Spotify For Artist “Wrapped” micro-sites, Spotify also shared some new 2019 stats that appear to be good news for developing and non-superstar artists globally.

On Spotify in 2019

  • More than 1.2M artists were listened to for more than 100 hours
  • More impressively, 169,000 artists spanning 208 countries and territories were listened to for more than 10,000 hours in 2019
  • The trend is global: more than 70,000 unique artists were listened to in every one of the 79 markets where Spotify is available

Without more context, these numbers are hopeful but far from overwhelming and a million miles away from Spotify CEO Daniel Ek‘s stated goal of “enabling 1 million artists to live off of their work.”

Got Stats To Share?

I wrote above that these new stats “appear to be good news” for developing artists because thus far I have been unable to get similar stats for 2018 or before to compare them. If any Hypebot readers have access to related data, please share them in the comments section below or reach out to me directly.

And if your Spotify Artist Wrapped report for 2019 showed anything unusual or interesting (or even if you just want to gloat), we’d love to hear that too.

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    1. Your distributor will do this for you, so you should look to find one to distribute your music, or get in touch with the distributors that do this for you already. If you’re on a label – they will handle it and pass the money back to you (in theory anyway!)

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