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Old 07-14-2017, 07:08 AM   #1
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U2 not on the top 20 Spotify list

Top 20 Rock Acts Globally on Spotify:

1. Coldplay
2. Twenty One Pilots
3. The Beatles
4. Linkin Park
5. Red Hot Chili Peppers
6. Panic! A The Disco
7. Metallica
8. Arctic Monkeys
9. Queen
10. Fall Out Boy
11. Green Day
12. AC/DC
13. Pink Floyd
14. Blink-182
15. Paramore
16. Guns N’ Roses
17. Nirvana
18. The Rolling Stones
19. The 1975
20. Kings of Leon


Read more at Spotify reveal 'top 20 rock bands in the world' - NME


U2 not in the top 20 of the most listened to acts of 2017. Thought they would at least be in the top 20
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I totally agree. It's odd the weakness of their streaming especially when they have such a large catalog to stream. Also, they were not in the top 50 highest money making music acts of 2016. And the list only accounted for sales, streaming, downloads and touring. Beat out by people like J. Lo and Pentatonix I know they didn't tour at all. So i guess it does make some sense. But still. Shows the lack of money from album sales and streams

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Odd that they're not on the list, but at least they're projected to have the highest grossing tour of 2017.

What is the measurement period for this list? Or is this cumulative since Spotify started?
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That is weird.

Doubt they're too concerned about it while on this huge tour.
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Odd that they're not on the list, but at least they're projected to have the highest grossing tour of 2017.

What is the measurement period for this list? Or is this cumulative since Spotify started?


First half of 2017
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Depressing list really, apart from a few classic bands.
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Depressing list really, apart from a few classic bands.


Exactly. I couldn't care less about who didn't make the list, I'm more concerned about Paramore, Fall Out Boy, Blink 182, and Panic making the list.
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What the hell is this list ?! What type of depressing listeners make up this list ?!
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Exactly. I couldn't care less about who didn't make the list, I'm more concerned about Paramore, Fall Out Boy, Blink 182, and Panic making the list.


The current world is really fucked up.
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I don't even know what spotify is and wonder if U2 fans, and casual listening U2 fans who are primarily between age 40 and 55 would be using something like spotify. If spotify is mainly a millennial or younger generation z tool for listening to music, then that may explain why they are not in the top 20.
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I don't even know what spotify is and wonder if U2 fans, and casual listening U2 fans who are primarily between age 40 and 55 would be using something like spotify. If spotify is mainly a millennial or younger generation z tool for listening to music, then that may explain why they are not in the top 20.


I've heard of it, but can't get it to play on my rotary phone.
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I've heard of it, but can't get it to play on my rotary phone.
You need to upgrade.
I got me one of these last week:

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You need to upgrade.

I got me one of these last week:





You're fancy, you must have one of those auto-flip cassette players too.
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8 track all the way, baby!
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Coldplay at the top is dispiriting, disgusting. With that last album?
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Coldplay just released a new EP today. Don't know if that figures into that data, but they've been trickling out tracks from it for weeks.

U2 could probably get more streaming action if they would release a couple of songs from SOE. People would be more likely to stream them and then wait to buy the album.
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I wouldn't worry too much about it if Linkin Park and 21 Pilots are as high as they are. Surprised to see the Monkeys and Panic! quite high though.

I feel that U2 are still particularly "uncool" at the moment, having not fully recovered from the 2014 backlash and not really having any singles with significant staying power.

Another possible contributing factor might also be that U2 (more so than almost all other artists) are an "Apple" band. Given the band's long relationship with Apple, perhaps there has been some sort of gravitation of U2 fans towards Apple products and services, such as Apple Music. No stats to back this up though.
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The 1975 on that list is very depressing,glad the chili peppers are on it. Very surprised U2 didn't make it.
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I read the article and it made me wonder if the ranking was total plays or just from part of the subscriber base... free or fee... probably both.

That said, I tried Spotify maybe 3 to 4 years ago and really disliked the interface... presumably it is better now, but for whatever reason I just thought it was clunky.

Who knows, maybe U2 fans are in a demographic that is too old to search and stream and have just ripped all their songs to their own devices and play locally so to speak... sample of one, but 95% of the time, I'm just on "shuffle my songs" and not streaming.
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