Spotify has issued another year-end report: The state of artists on the platform

As part of a continuing series of year-end posts, Spotify has some stats for artists who used the service in 2020.

  • More than 60,000 artists hit the milestone of having more than 100,000 monthly listeners. That’s up 42% from 2019.
  • 6,500 artists who released music on Spotify for the first time this year hit 100,000 monthly listers. That’s up 180% form 2019.
  • 64,000 artists were added to Spotify’s in-house playlists.

Spotify also outlined how they gave back to the music industry in the time of COVID. You can read the whole post here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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