How often are my stats updated in Spotify for Artists?

Your audience, song, and playlist stats update once at 2 days 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.

How are streams counted?

Streams are counted in Spotify for Artists when a song is streamed for over 35 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).

Who are monthly listeners?

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 listener’s 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 behaviour after a new release. For more immediate changes with a higher level of detail, keep an eye on your number of daily listeners.

How far back do my stats go?

Audience stats

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.

Song stats

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.

What are the pink dots below the timeline graph in my Audience section?

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.

Who are followers?

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 home screen 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.

What are saves?

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.

How do I get access to Spotify for Artists?

Spotify for Artists provides artists and their teams with audience stats and tools for promoting their music and managing their profile on Spotify. You also become a verified artist, so your profile on Spotify gets a blue verification checkmark.

To get access, you need to log in with your Spotify account or choose SIGN UP to create one.

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