Spotify NZ turns Five – Check the birthday snapshot
Ed Sheeran crowned as New Zealand’s Top Streamed Artist of all time
Bieber’s ‘Purpose’ dominates as Top Streamed Album of all time
Homegrown legends Six60 land top ten placement in New Zealand’s Top Streamed Artists
25 May, 2017: Today, Spotify, the world’s leading music streaming service, celebrates its fifth birthday in New Zealand, and releases its definitive guide to streaming habits over the last five years.
Five years of Spotify, in a snapshot:
RMNZ wholesale figures show streaming generated more than $40 million in 2016, and is considered largely responsible for back-to-back years of major growth for New Zealand’s music industry.
New Zealand <3 Ed Sheeran. Despite stiff competition, Ed Sheeran has taken the crown, cementing himself as New Zealand’s Top Streamed Artist of all time. His 2014 album X came in as the runner up for New Zealand’s’ Top Streamed Album of all time.
We’re still a bunch of Beliebers: While Ed Sheeran dominated as New Zealand’s Top Streamed Artist, Justin Bieber’s 2015 album Purpose continues to reign supreme as New Zealand’s Top Streamed Album. Four of Bieber’s tracks – Sorry, Love Yourself, What Do You Mean and Cold Water (Major Lazer feat. Justin Bieber and MØ) also made the Top Ten Most Streamed Tracks list proving New Zealand is still mad for Bieber.
Six60 for the win: Homegrown legends, Six60, landed a top ten placement in New Zealand’s list of Top Streamed Artist. The five piece band came in at number eight and incredibly, their self-titled album (Six60) came in as New Zealand’s third Most Streamed Album of all time.
Mobile is the main platform for music streaming globally. Spotify internal data shows that 69% of streams now come from mobile, up 17% in the last year alone.
According to streamers across the globe, listening to music is an anytime activity. Spotify internal data shows, streaming is highest during activities such as housework (53% stream), cooking (42%), or chilling (55%).
Tom Mee, Spotify’s Artist & Label Services Manager says, “It’s exciting to look at how far we’ve come and all we’ve achieved in five years. We’re particularly proud of the positive impact Spotify has had on the local music industry; driving significant revenues back to the industry, and helping to export more New Zealand music to the world than ever before…a huge win for artists and music fans alike.”
All-Time Top Lists
New Zealand’s Top Streamed Artists Of All Time
New Zealand’s Top Streamed Female Artists Of All Time
New Zealand’s Top Streamed New Zealand Artists Of All Time
New Zealand’s Top Streamed Tracks Of All Time
New Zealand’s Top Streamed Albums Of All Time
Most Streamed Playlists Of All Time In New Zealand Over The Past 5 Years