Are We Listening To Spotify More During The COVID Crisis

I use Spotify quite a lot during normal times, but now that COVID19 has me housebound I’ve noticed I’m using it even more. I took to the Irish Spotify charts to see was this a national event or just me. The below chart shows the total number of streams for each song in the top 3 of the Irish Spotify chart had week by week. The red bars indicate full weeks where the Irish nation was under lockdown restrictions.

Spotify Streaming and COVID19

As can be seen there does seem to be a bit of an increase. Although for the sake of robustness I would love a larger data set of individuals, alas I just don’t have access to this. The increase seems very marginal but the difference between the average total number of streams before and after the restrictions is 90,075.25 streams. Divided by the population of Ireland (roughly 4,700,000) this would mean just over an extra 52 streams per person in Ireland.

Now obviously not everyone in Ireland is a Spotify user so the number of streams per person who use Spotify is obviously a lot higher than this figure, but you get the idea! We’re listening to Spotify more. If you are interested in keeping up with more analysis of the Irish music industry, please give Music Economics a like on Facebook.

By Daragh O’Leary

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: