How can I tell how many listeners a given band has?
October 4, 2012 8:23 PM Subscribe
Is there a music service that shows the number of listeners a given artist has (besides last.fm)?
posted by kongg to computers & internet (3 answers total)
I'm interested in knowing the relative popularity of given bands. Last.fm is great for this since it will say Given Band has this many listeners with this many plays.
Is last.fm unique in that?
I've barely scratched the surface with Pandora and Spotify, but it seems they don't list listener data (am I wrong?). Rdio is close in that it shows listeners by album, but not overall listeners by artist. Facebook shows likes and talking about numbers, but it's not quite the same. Myspace lists plays, but the data is old (and like Facebook it's limited to official pages). Youtube is too scattered (and reliant on video) to be useful. The iTunes store shows me nothing.
The scrobbling element Last.fm seems unique also that it reports plays by smaller artists who are not part of the official radio service.
But there are so many services these days, that I've kind of lost track. Is there any other service that shows listeners/plays in a comparable way to last.fm?