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Spotify reveals most popular musical artists on its second birthday

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spotify-iconSpotify, the world’s most popular streaming music service with more than 40 million active users globally, is celebrating its second birthday in Australia today.

With 71 per cent of the local music streaming market here in Australia, Spotify has revealed just how much music we’ve been listening to.

Listeners have streamed the equivalent of 8,200 years of music – enough to live out 100 lifetimes.

Spotify’s data also shows our musical tastes are also quite diverse with artists like Eminem, Avicii, Daft Punk and Calvin Harris frequently seen on our playlists.

But it was Sydney’s homegrown talent Flume who was the most streamed artist in Australia overall – a title he has held for the second year in a row.

Flume’s self-titled album also topped the list of the top five most streamed albums.

Other local artists who ranked highly with Spotify listeners include Matt Corby, Bliss N Eso and the Temper Trap.

More than 27 million playlists have been created in the last two years.

Love was the motivation behind more than half a million playlists with exercise and fitness sweating it out to nearly 200,000 workout playlists.

“Australia is the 6th biggest music market in the world and it’s evident why. We’re a nation with an immense passion for music and Spotify is proud to be part of that,” says Kate Vale, Managing Director for Spotify Australia and New Zealand.

“Two years have flown by – this year alone we’ve rolled out a sleek new design, improved functionality, and free Spotify on mobile and tablet devices, making it easier to listen to, discover and share more music than ever before.”

Spotify launched in 2008 and now has 10 million paying subscribers worldwide with more than 40 million active users in 56 markets around the world.

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