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Over 5 mn minutes of holiday content streamed between Oct to Dec: Spotify

Users in Singapore stream over 1.5 million holiday content (including podcasts, music, comedies and audiobooks) from October 1 – December 31, 2017, based on Spotify’s internal data. Singaporeans stream over 5 million minutes of holiday content during this period of the year.

Spotify also highlighted that streaming peaks on 24 December and that Spotify users stream more during the weekdays, Monday and Friday being the two most streamed days of the week.

Understanding People Through Music is a research initiative that has become a key part of Spotify’s data mission. By analyzing how millions of users worldwide stream on the music platform, Spotify is able to understand how their listening habits relate to what they’re like offline; from their personality traits to lifestyle choices.

Today, the marketplace has become cluttered with various brand messages. To stand out, marketers need to not just deliver a one-size fits all message to their target audience; they must truly understand them and their motivations. Once marketers intimately understand a consumer, they can reach their audiences in the right context, with the right (relevant and personalised) message.

This is especially true when brands are hoping to reach out to millennials. Millennials intentionally use music streaming to escape daily pressures or to enhance moments they enjoy. Their relationship to audio streaming contrasts to social media, which 48 per centof millennials worry brings them negative effects — and the news, which three in five millennials say they need to take breaks from reading or watching. The ubiquity of audio streaming has also shaped the relationship millennials have with their music. Genre still matters, but it no longer defines them. Instead, it is viewed as a shortcut to selecting music to enhance and improve every mood and occasion. For marketers, this is a chance to reach millennials through a medium they trust and see as a positive enhancer or tool.

“Spotify is at the center of our users’ lives. During big cultural phenomena or in small personal moments, our fans soundtrack their lives on Spotify. The personal and emotional connection people have to music tells us more about our audience and fuels our streaming intelligence—rich first-party data that provides psychographic insights beyond demographics to reveal our audience’s moods, mindsets, tastes and behaviors.” says Joanna Wong, Head of Business Marketing, Southeast Asia, Spotify.


Shubhi Tandon

Shubhi Tandon is the Assistant Editor at Digital Market Asia. Fascinated by the evolving digital media industry, she has focussed on tracking developments in the Asia Pacific market since 2014.