Around 20% Of Spotify Content Has Never Been Streamed
Chris Hadley / 4 years ago
The music streaming service Spotify has now been around for five years and whilst it has only really been the last two years or so that it has really come in to its element, its 24 million users worldwide seem to have left some content untouched. With an audio library that surpasses well over twenty million songs, there is content to suit all ages and tastes, however in amidst of the birthday celebrations last week, it was revealed that there is only around 80% of the companies audio content that has been played at least once.
It’s not surprising with such a huge library that there are undoubtedly going to be a few items that go unplayed, but the unplayed content is in the region of four million tracks. The streaming service doesn’t seem too put off by these figures however as they have a big enough user base with over 6 million of their registered users opting to pay for the subscriber features such Premium, which allows for tracks to be downloaded into an off-line play-list as well as allowing the service to be used on mobile devices as well as a desktop system with no restrictions on monthly usage or ads being played every few tracks.
Following on with the jaw dropping statistics of what is one of the worlds most popular internet based audio services, whilst some tracks have been unplayed, there ar some tracks that are far more popular than others. In the last five years, Macklemore’s ‘Thrift Shop’ has racked up well over 150 million plays (or 1122.5 years of listening to the same track over and over again). If just over 1000 years seems a lot then the fact of Spotify’s users racking up well over one million years of playtime in the last five years from its entire library makes this one track seem a minor statistic.
Other top tracks include Daft Punks ‘Get Lucky’, which when it hit the playlists was listened to well over 1.5 million times in 24 hours, whilst Rhianna is the most sought after female artist, David Guetta for the men and Coldplay being the most popular band.