Today marks the first anniversary of the arrival of music streaming service
Spotify onto the Australian landscape. And to mark the occasion, they’ve rolled out a series of completely impressive statistics about how and how much Australians have taken to it across the past 12 months.
In that time, Australians have streamed more than 42.5 million hours of music and have created more than 14 million playlists.
There are more than 240,000 playlists about love, romance and sex, around 230,000 travel-related playlists and about 150,000 for sports and exercise lovers.
“I’m so proud of what we’ve achieved in Australia in such a small space of time,” says Managing Director Kate Vale. “We were quickly embraced to become the firm market leader within weeks of launch – the sheer volume of activity should illustrate how popular the service has been. We’re excited that Aussies are choosing us as their go-to source to discover and consume more music than ever before.”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis top the list of most streamed artists, followed by Florence & The Machine, Rihanna, Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Maroon 5 and Coldplay. Alt-J, Mumford & Sons and The xx round out the top ten list.
The top five Aussies floating our boats are apparently Flume, Tame Impala, Guy Sebastian, 360 and The Rubens.
And if one needs any more proof of Australia’s love affair with Macklemore and Lewis, one only needs to take a look at the top ten most streamed tracks in Australia over the past 12 months.
01. Little Talks – Of Monsters and Men
02. Thrift Shop – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ftg. Wanz
03. Don’t You Worry Child (Radio Edit) – Swedish House Mafia ftg. John Martin
04. Breezeblocks – Alt-J
05. Same Love – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ftg. Mary Lambert
06. Some Nights – Fun.
07. Diamonds – Rihanna
08. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift
09. Ho Hey – The Lumineers
10. Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ftg. Ray Dalton