Spotifigures: Spotify release U.S. figures
It has been twelve months since Spotify was launched in the U.S. and today some figures have been released showing how successful the music streaming service has been stateside. 13 billion songs have been listened to in the USA in the past year which equates to almost 42 songs per US citizen listened to. Almost 28 million of those songs have been shared via social networks and users spotify profiles with Facebook taking the lions share with 55.3%.
Just to prove the service's popularity in the US, Spotify claimed at the beginning of this year that they had just 3 million paying subscribers worldwide which also suggested that Spotify users spent twice as much on Spotify Premium than the average music fan spends on buying music.
Well only one more day to go until the big day arrives and the playlist of 50 tracks for 50 states has now been finalised. Thanks for all your comments, the fruits of your efforts have come to fruition... Here's the final 50 and a link to the Spotify Playlist so you too can celebrate the 4th of July with me! 1. Alabama - 'Sweet Home Alabama' - Lynrd Skynrd 2. Alaska - 'North To Alaska' - Johnny Horton 3. Arkansas - 'Arkansas Jane - The Millionaires 4. Arizona - 'Hotel ... (continued) [read more]
This week's playlist is for all the people unable to make it to New York for CMJ, or Cardiff for Swn. Musically speaking there really isn't a theme other than 'these 10 tracks will make you go WOAH'. So give it a listen and make sure you're firmly positioned in your chair/couch/beanbag, as these songs are likely to cause a 5.6 on the internal 'Woah' scale. [read more]
This week has been a good week. Gold Panda, Dustin Wong, Shrag, Marnie Stern and The Xcerts have all released great records and we've interviewed the likes of Everything Everything and of Montreal. Below you'll find a list of all the reviews/features from the last week plus a playlist of songs that you can listen to on Spotify. Click the image below to check out our Spotify playlist. Everything Everything - Interview - (link) Gold Panda - Lucky Shiner - (link)... (continued) [read more]