Here are a couple of words we thought could be enlightening to explain.

  • Engagement rate: This demonstrates how much an artist is engaging with their audience. It is calculated by dividing the total number of interactions (likes and comments) in the last 2 months by the total number of followers, multiplied by 100.

  • Major owned playlists: These are playlists made by the majors of the music industry: "Digster" playlists by Universal Music, "Filtr" playlists by Sony Music, and "Topsify" playlists by Warner Music.

  • Notable Followers: are other influencers (i.e. the accounts with over 1,000 followers) that follow the account in question.

  • Official Playlists (also known as Editorial playlists): These are playlists made directly by the streaming platforms' editorial teams.

  • Spotify fan retention: This metric shows the relationship between the number of Spotify ML and the number of Spotify followers. Do take into account that not all followers are listeners. It is calculated by dividing the total number of ML by the total number of followers, multiplied by 100. The more the percentage is high, the better the artist is able to turn its listeners into followers.

  • Spotify ML: This means "Spotify Monthly Listeners". You can find this abbreviation in the Audience section of an artist profile and in the "Compare Artists" feature.

  • Third-party playlists: These are playlists that don't fit in the other two categories (made by users of streaming platforms).

  • TOC (either DOC or WOC): This stands for "Time on Chart" which can either be "Days on Chart" or "Weeks on Chart" depending on if it is a daily or weekly chart. You'll find this mentioned in the chart section of the artist and song profiles or in the market charts.

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