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Happy 1st Birthday to Spotify in Australia


spotifybirthdaySpotify, the world’s most successful music streaming service, is celebrating its first birthday in Australia and listeners have already streamed more than 42.5 million hours of music.

If you put all of that music together and pressed play today it will continue for the next 4000 years.

All together we created more than 14 million Spotify playlists. These playlists were created with various themes in mind including love and romance (240,000), travel (230,000), exercising and sports (150,000), weddings (55,000) and 65,000 playlists to help get through the work day.

Spotify will this week also introduce charts for the first time so users can see the most streamed songs and the most shared songs on social networks.

Users will be able to easily select their chart type and country to see the latest results instantly.

Streaming music service Spotify can help you discover new music on its platform

“I’m so proud of what we’ve achieved in Australia in such a small space of time,” said Kate Vale, managing director Spotify Australia & New Zealand.

“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.” – comments

Spotify puts more than 20 million music tracks at your fingertips and allows users to discover new music either by suggestions made through the service itself or by following other people’s playlists.

There have been playlists created by US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Julia Gillard along with numerous artists including Aussie favourites Gotye, Bernard Fanning and Ricki-Lee.

During Spotify’s first year in Australia the top artists include Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Florence + The Machine, Rihanna and Calvin Harris. The top local artists was Flume.

Here are the full lists:

Top 10 Artists

1       Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

2       Florence + The Machine

3       Rihanna

4       Calvin Harris

5       David Guetta

6       Maroon 5

7       Coldplay

8       Alt-J

9       Mumford & Sons

10    The xx

Top 5 Local Artists

1       Flume

2       Tame Impala

3       Guy Sebastian

4       360

5       The Rubens

Top 10 Tracks

1       Little Talks – Of Monsters and Men

2       Thrift Shop feat Wanz – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

3       Don’t You Worry Child (Radio Edit) [feat. John Martin] – Swedish House Mafia

4       Breezeblocks – Alt-J

5       Same Love – feat. Mary Lambert – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

6       Some Nights – Fun.

7       Diamonds – Rihanna

8       We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift

9       Ho Hey – The Lumineers

10    Can’t Hold Us – feat. Ray Dalton – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 

Top 5 Local Tracks

1       Holdin On – Flume

2       Battle Scares – featuring Lupe Fiasco – Guy Sebastian

3       On Top – Flume

4       Somebody That I Used to Know – Gotye

5       HyperParadise – Flume Remix – Hermitude

Top 5 Albums

1       My Head Is An Animal – Of Monsters and Men

2       An Awesome Wave – alt-J

3       + – Ed Sheeran

4       Channel ORANGE – Frank Ocean

5       The Heist – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

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