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Mikke
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Registered: ‎15-02-2013

What does followers when browsing an artist mean?

Hi,

 

I noticed in the new spotify release that when an artist i browsed it shows "Followers - 150" for example.
What is this value based on?


Thanks in advance for your help.

Peter
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Re: What does followers when browsing an artist mean?

Hey! Welcome to the community :) 

 

It does exactly what it says, shows the number of followers that artist has ;) 

In the new client, it is possible to follow your favourite artists so you get notified when they add content or make changes to their playlists in your activity sidebar. Its actually a really cool feature I think.

 

Peter

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Mikke
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Re: What does followers when browsing an artist mean?

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Hello Peter,

 

thank you for your reply, but I'm looking at an quite small artist and it's not possible that they already have manually 300 followers(after new spotify release), it has to be someway have been automitaccly followers of the band.
If that's the case, what is it that makes a user automatticly follow an artist?

 

thanks

Peter
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Re: What does followers when browsing an artist mean?

Yeah, when the clients where updated to the new version, they seemed to follow some artists automatically. I am not sure where this data came from, it might have been tracks from your starred or other playlsits but I don't know! 

 

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AbsolutelyNoFB
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Registered: ‎19-09-2012

Re: What does followers when browsing an artist mean?


hammeh wrote:

Yeah, when the clients where updated to the new version, they seemed to follow some artists automatically. I am not sure where this data came from, it might have been tracks from your starred or other playlsits but I don't know! 

 

Peter


The new version of Spotify automatically "follows" artists if you play their music (possibly only if the artist is also in a playlist of yours). There was no notification or explanation of this "feature".

 

The new version of Spotify of course doesn't tell the user when the user is added as a "follower". I found after using the new client briefly, I was "following" 20 bands without ever having elected to do so.

 

Why Spotify is forcing Twitter-like social features on their users... is beyond me. But Spotify has always been into forcing their customers to do things versus asking them.

 

“Mediocrity is always in a rush; but whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing with consideration. For genius is nothing more nor less than doing well what anyone can do badly.” -- Amelia E. Barr

 

 

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AbsolutelyNoFB
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Registered: ‎19-09-2012

Re: What does followers when browsing an artist mean?


Mikke wrote:

Hi,

 

I noticed in the new spotify release that when an artist i browsed it shows "Followers - 150" for example.
What is this value based on?


Thanks in advance for your help.


I would also add that this new feature means that Spotify will now be selling even more of your user data to the record companies and other companies that are involved in the music industry. Without any user choice whatsoever.

 

 

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volodd
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Registered: ‎29-01-2013

Re: What does followers when browsing an artist mean?

Is there any way to see who is following an artist? I'd like to know to see who else they might be listening to, might be a great way to discover new music.
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