We’re pretty excited about Spotify’s latest update in which we can see how many times a track has been streamed worldwide. Only last week we called for a wider understanding of streaming numbers in our Sandbox lead (issue 84) as the requirement for increased transparency from streaming services has been evident for some time.
The Spotify update shows individual track streams for an artist’s top 10 tracks. Although the count represents the all-time cumulative number of streams, they are ranked by popularity over a recent period.
So, for kicks, we looked at the top 10 tracks from the Spotify Top List for all Spotify territories, and then compared the number of streams the track has received on YouTube.
Via Yvan Boudillet