As Spotify grows, so does the variety of folks listening to Denver music.
That’s one takeaway from a brand new report issued by the streaming music service, which has about 300 million customers — up almost 50 million from this time final yr. Even earlier than the pandemic, Spotify billed itself because the world’s largest streaming music service.
The report, compiled at The Denver Publish’s request, listed the High 10 most-listened-to artists on the platform who establish as being from the Mile Excessive Metropolis. Spotify declined to offer particular totals for every artist.
“We don’t know the origin metropolis for all artists, however these are the highest artists for which we all know that their origin metropolis is Denver,” mentioned an organization spokeswoman.
EDM star Illenium, who typically enjoys sold-out Crimson Rocks runs every summer time, topped the checklist — despite the fact that mastermind Nicholas Miller was born in Chicago and raised in San Francisco.
“Miller was simply one other fan within the crowd,” Billboard wrote in its 2016 Illenium profile. “Every thing modified, nonetheless, when he noticed Bassnectar carry out at Crimson Rocks in the summertime of 2012.”
That’s as a result of Miller was a scholar on the College of Denver on the time finding out music recording. He nonetheless lives in Denver, a perch from which he’s remixed or collaborated with artists similar to Lana Del Rey and The Chainsmokers. Given his remixes and connections, it’s pure that Illenium’s identify would prime any checklist of most-streamed Colorado artists.
The remainder of the checklist, nonetheless, betrays a passion for Denver’s singer-songwriter and pop-rock acts, with nationally charting names similar to The Lumineers, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night time Sweats, The Fray and Stated the Sky (admittedly, one other EDM DJ) rounding out the highest 5.
The checklist contrasts with Spotify’s general most-listened-to artists, which is dominated by pop and hip-hop. As of final week, the High 10 most general listened-to artists on the service had been Juice WRLD (No. 1), adopted by Taylor Swift, Drake, Publish Malone and The Weeknd.
Spotify additionally has created a Denver-localized playlist “highlighting the distinctive listening of the realm,” the spokeswoman mentioned. The 10-song, almost eight-hour playlist — “The Sound of Denver” — is up to date mechanically weekly to replicate new releases and trending songs.
That checklist attracts from an everynoise.com website (run by Spotify’s resident “style taxonimist,” Gleen McDonald) that compiles bands and genres by algorithm primarily based on location and magnificence. See extra at bit.ly/3kOAxaL, subscribe to the playlist at spoti.fi/2FWZzFJ, and take a look at the total lists of artists beneath.
Spotify’s High 10 most-streamed Denver artists (as of Sept. 16, 2020)
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night time Sweats
Stated the Sky
Massive Head Todd and The Monsters
Spotify’s High 10 most-streamed nationwide artists
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