Your audience, song, and playlist stats are updated once a day at approximately 3pm Eastern Time. Days in Spotify for Artists are based on the UTC timezone (e.g. if you release a track at 7pm Eastern Time, there won't be any data for that release day in S4A as it's 00:00 UTC).
The real-time stream count for your new release updates every 1.5 seconds. This is only available in the Spotify for Artists app and only for the first 7 days of your release.
Streams are counted in Spotify for Artists when a song is streamed for over 30 seconds. Your total streams include all songs where you are credited as a main artist or remixer.
Streams are counted for a release by adding up the individual counts for each song on the release.
This means that if a song appears on both an EP and an album, stream counts for the song will contribute to both the EP and album stream counts.
Listeners are unique listeners who stream your songs during the time period specified. If someone plays your music multiple times in the displayed time period, they only get counted once.
You can see how many daily listeners you have by hovering over the timeline graph on Audience. The daily listeners stat gives you a detailed look at changes to the number of people listening to your music on Spotify. This number is especially helpful for tracking engagement and listening behavior after a new release.
Monthly listeners are unique listeners who play your music during a 28-day period. This stat updates every day, and appears on both your artist profile on Spotify and right above the timeline graph in the Audience section of Spotify for Artists.
2 important things to clarify about your monthly listeners:
- They’ve listened within a rolling window of 28 days. We use a rolling window of 28 days because the number of days in a calendar month can vary, and because people listen to music differently depending on the day of the week. This means an equal number of days of the week are included—so, the same number of Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, etc.
- They are unique listeners. If someone plays your music multiple times in a 28-day period, they only get counted once.
Tracking trends using your monthly listeners timeline can give you a good idea of how your music is performing over longer periods of time, and can also help you understand overall engagement and listening behavior after a new release. For more immediate changes with a higher level of detail, keep an eye on your number of daily listeners.
Followers are listeners who hit follow or ❤ on your artist profile.
Followers get your new music in their Release Radar playlist and in their personalized new release emails. They also hear about your upcoming concerts in our concert recommendation emails, on the homescreen of their Spotify app, and on their concerts page which features a list of upcoming concerts in their area.
You can encourage your fans on social media and other platforms to follow you on Spotify by directing them to your artist profile or by adding a follow button to your website. See Widgets in Spotify for Artists to get your follow button.
Saves are the total number of times listeners on Spotify have saved your music. This can happen in one of two ways:
- They hit + or ❤ to save your music to their library & favorites.
- They add your music to one of their playlists
Head to Songs in Spotify for Artists to see the number of times each of your songs have been saved.
You can track your daily unique listeners, daily streams, and followers from January 2015 through to today, or from when your music was first available on Spotify, whichever came first.
You can track your daily unique listeners and daily streams from January 2015 through to today. All-time streams of songs are available from October 2008, or from when your song was first available on Spotify, whichever came first.
You can export some stats from Spotify for Artists as .csv files. Just click the download arrow near the three datasets you’re able to export:
- The timeline stats in Audience
- The song table in Songs
- The playlist table in Playlists
Yes, you have a compare tool in Spotify for Artists. You can find it under the timeline graph on your Audience page. Use it to compare your number of listeners, streams, or followers with any other artist on Spotify (up to 2 other artists at the same time).
Note: Artists who compare their stats can only see high-level stats that are otherwise available from other sources. Only people who have been given access can see your detailed stats.
We recommend comparing yourself to artists who are in a similar stage of their career to avoid flattening out the stats in the timeline. If an artist has released music on Spotify recently, you’ll probably see a spike in their number of listeners, streams, and followers.
In the Spotify for Artists app, you can track your new release in real time. Just open the app and head to the stats tab (the middle icon at the bottom of your screen). After your new music drops, you’ll see your total number of streams grow in real-time for 7 days.
The real-time stream count updates every 1.5 seconds to reflect the total number of streams your new release has on Spotify since it dropped.
The real-time stream count in the Spotify for Artists app is only available for the first 7 days after a new release goes live on Spotify.
For a playlist to appear on your Playlists page in Spotify for Artists, your music needs at least 2 listeners from that playlist.
We also only show the top 100 playlists per type, ordered by listeners of your music from that playlist.
The pink dots below the timeline graph in your Audience section highlight significant milestones for your music on Spotify.
Hover over the timeline graph close to the pink dot to see what happened to your music on that day.
Right now milestones only appear when you get added to a Spotify editorial playlist—like Rap Caviar, Rock This, or New Music Friday. But keep an eye out—we’ll be adding more to the graph in the future.
Like all the other stats in your Audience section, your milestones update every day.
The trend arrows in the Songs section in Spotify for Artists show you changes compared to the average amount of listening each of your songs gets in a given day or week.
Gray arrows show which of your songs are getting moderate increases or decreases compared to that average, and red or green arrows show significant increases or decreases.
You need to filter your song stats by last 7 days or last 24 hours to see song trend arrows.
You’ll see a “—” when looking at your stats in Spotify for Artists for a few reasons:
- We don’t offer the stat—for example, all-time listeners or all-time saves for a specific song.
- You have a stat for the last 28 days, but when you filter for last 7 days or last 24 hours that stat drops to zero.
- The date your song was released or added to a playlist is not available.
The best place to see the latest Spotify Chart figures is at spotifycharts.com. These figures are generated using a formula that protects against any artificial inflation of chart positions.
Note: Due to this formula, you might notice the data here differs from other reported stream numbers we share (e.g. in Spotify for Artists, Spotify Analytics, the desktop app, and other custom usage reports).