Irish stream 1,500 years worth of music during first year of Spotify (video)

13 Nov 2013

During the first year of Spotify in Ireland, Irish music lovers listened to the equivalent of 1,500 years worth of music, the company said today.

To mark its first year in Ireland, Spotify gave some insights into the Irish online public’s music habits.

The most popular artist on Spotify over the last year in Ireland overall has been Daft Punk, with the most popular male artist being Calvin Harris, and the most popular female artist being P!nk.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013, has stood out in particular as the most musical day of the year for Irish users; with streams of Daft Punk’s popular Get Lucky reaching a record high on this day.

The Lumineers’ chart-topping hit Ho Hey was the most frequently played song on Spotify Ireland over the last year.

Weekdays between 4-5pm has been identified as the most popular time of the day that Irish users stream music on Spotify, with Thursday being the most popular day of the week with users of the service.

“(The year) 2013 has been a great year for Spotify in Ireland and we are delighted to be celebrating our first birthday in the market,” said Adam Williams, head of Spotify for Europe, Benelux, UK and Ireland.

“Ireland boasts such a rich music heritage and some of the most passionate music fans in the world. Irish music fans enjoy everything from traditional Irish music to global superstars such as U2, and are also discovering new and breaking Irish artists, such as Kodaline and Hudson Taylor.

“Spotify offers the right music for every moment, so we look forward to welcoming more music fans onto the service,” Williams said.

To mark the occasion, Spotify has produced a top 40 playlist for Ireland.

Watch a video interview with Spotify’s Adam Williams at the recent Dublin Web Summit here:

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John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years