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How does the artist ranking work?

Understanding how to use and benefit from our artist ranking

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Written by Aël Guégan
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Our artist ranking enables you to rank and compare over 5 million artists according to their overall or local performance on social media and DSPs and use customizable filters to get valuable insights. It displays the evolution of an artist’s audience in volume or percentage for a given period, ranging from 7 days to 28 days to 90 days.

The best part is that you can also try out this feature with a free account, gaining access to the first 50 artists of the ranking!

How to understand the chart

Each cell includes three values:

  • The first number in white represents the size of his fanbase for the platform listed at the top of each column.

  • The second number indicates the evolution of his audience in volume.

  • The last number measures this evolution in percentage.

As per the above example, Ed Sheeran has more than 112M followers on Spotify. In the last 90 days, he’s gained more than 2.2M followers, an increase of 2.04%. However, his Spotify popularity has dropped by 2.15%, a total loss of 2 points.

How to sort the chart

  1. Choose if you'd like to review a ranking of artists' global audiences, or if you'd like to segment this analysis on a local per-market basis;

  2. Choose to focus on the total size or the most significant change in volume or percentage of an artist's audience;

  3. Choose a period to study;

  4. Use any column to rank artists and organize the chart.

How to filter the chart

To refine your analysis, you can filter the artist ranking by artist’s nationality, genre, and performance with ranges from 14 audience metrics (3 for the local artist ranking).

Also, activate or add blocklists to hide artists that do not match your criteria, leaving you with only the desired artists in view.

And use the favorites filter to focus on your entire roster at a glance.

Focus on: the favorites filter ❤️

Use the favorites filter to quickly access performances of your entire roster at a glance (social media and DSPs of all the artists set as favorites).

Stay focused on how the artists you monitor perform using sorts (total, growth, % growth), growth period (last 7 days, last 28 days, last 90 days), and filters available in the artist ranking.

Focus on: audience filters 📈

Use audience metrics filters in the artist ranking to zoom in on a specific range of artists' performances (total value or percentage of change). Audience metrics are, for example, Spotify followers, Spotify monthly listeners, Instagram and TikTok followers, YouTube subscribers, and so on.

Choose to focus on performance in total value.

Eg. look for artists that have between 150K and 300K Spotify monthly listeners during the last 28 days. 19,408 artists are matching.

Or choose to focus on performance in the percentage of change.

Eg. look for artists that have between 2% and 10% of Spotify monthly listeners growth during the last 28 days. 39,441 artists are matching.

You can combine these filters. Eg. look for artists that have more than 10M YouTube subscribers and between 2% and 30% Spotify followers growth.

39 artists are matching.

Some examples ⬇️

Focusing on artists from the United States producing pop music and having 200k to 300k followers on TikTok, we want to understand which artist has the most monthly listeners on Spotify, as indicated by the red arrow at the top of the second column. X Ambassadors have the most Spotify monthly listeners (14.6M), followed by Daryl Hall & John Oates (12.99M).

Focusing on the most significant change in volume for Spotify followers, we only get artists from the United States producing R&B with 1M to 2M followers on Instagram. Jeremih has had the biggest change in Spotify followers, gaining 10.8k new followers in the last seven days. Finally, to refine our ranking, we activated our blocklists to see only artists we've not hidden in the past, and we've added Lionel Ritchie to our artist blocklist.

Export data in .csv

You can export up to 50,000 lines of displayed data in .csv. To do so, click Export CSV and receive data per email. The .csv file contains the artist's data organized per metric in total value, growth, and growth percentage.

Save customized filters

Save shortcut lets you save all custom filters for the Artist ranking. Here’s how:

  1. Customize the artist ranking thanks to the different filters and sorts;

  2. Click the heart in the header to add a shortcut;

  3. Name your shortcut;

  4. Your configuration is now saved and visible in the left panel of the artist section.

To delete it, click the Remove shortcut button.

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