Your audience, song, and playlist stats update once a day at approximately 3 PM EST. Days in Spotify for Artists are based on the UTC timezone (e.g. if you release a track at 7 PM EST, there won't be any data for that release day in Spotify for Artists as it's 00:00 UTC).
The live stream count for your new release updates every 2 seconds. This is only available 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 for offline music are counted on the day the listener goes online again (which must happen at least once every 30 days).
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.
You can track streams for your new release live for the first 7 days. The live stream count updates every 2 seconds to reflect the total number of streams.
After the first 7 days, your stats update once a day at approximately 3 PM EST. For more info on this, check out How often are my stats updated in Spotify for Artists?
On the web:
See the live stream count on your song stats.
On the mobile app:
See the live stream count in the Home tab.
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.
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.
Note: We’re testing Canvas view stats with a small group of artists, and using their feedback to improve before we expand availability. We’ll be rolling out to more artists over time, so stay tuned to our blog for updates.
A Canvas view is counted any time a listener opens the Now Playing view and sees the Canvas. Even though it loops, we only count a maximum of 1 Canvas view per stream of the song.
Also, because it’s counted regardless of how long someone listens to the song, it’s possible for Canvas views to be higher than the stream count (which is only counted after 30 seconds of listening).
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
Yep! You can find the compare tool under the timeline graph on your Audience page in Spotify for Artists. 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.
We only show the top 100 playlists ordered by the number of your music's listeners from that playlist.
On the Spotify for Artists website, a playlist will appear on your Playlists page if your music has at least 2 listeners from that playlist.
On the mobile app, a playlist will appear on your Playlists page if your music has at least 25 listeners 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).
Spotify's Provider APIs are available to those who have direct distribution with Spotify. If you don’t have direct distribution with Spotify, reach out to your distributor to learn about the data tools on offer from them.
You might also be able to access your performance data with Spotify For Artists.
If you have a direct distribution relationship with Spotify, email email@example.com to request access. Be sure to include:
- Spotify account
Let us know the email address associated with your Spotify account. We need an account connected to a valid work email address. If you don’t have an account, your organization can create a Spotify account to access the Provider APIs.
- Company name
Your work email needs to match the company name you're requesting access to. If it doesn’t, CC an admin from the company on the email who can grant you permission to their data.
- Provider API
Let us know whether you want access to the Bulk API or Chart API.
- (Optional) Notes
Additional information you’d like to provide, such as adding additional colleagues in one request (their email also needs to meet the requirements listed above).
Example API request email
Subject: Spotify Provider API Access Request - Your Company
Spotify account: firstname.lastname@example.org
Company name: Your Company
Provider API: Bulk API