Found Them First

Spotify has always done a great job marketing their superior music streaming service. They've done things like connecting singles by their similar tastes in music, listening trends by location around the world, and most recently, a "Found Them First" website.

Everyone knows that music lovers tend to want to say they heard of artists before anyone else. Well, Spotify is now allowing these people to prove it to be true. 

Found Them First is a standalone website that connects you to Spotify and locates the artists you've listened to that they now consider to be "big" or popular. 


My number was 16. This is the number of artists that I can claim I listened to before over 90% of the rest of the world first did. In other words, they list out any artists you streamed within the first 10% of all listeners globally. 

My artists were:

  • Hozier
  • Royal Blood
  • FKA Twigs
  • James Bay
  • Johnnyswim
  • Glass Animals
  • Mister Wives
  • Years & Years
  • Chvrches
  • Sam Smith
  • Big Data
  • Lorde
  • Sohn
  • Charli XCX
  • Pell
  • Sylvan Esso

It makes me wonder what they use as the threshold of making it "big," because I without a doubt, have a ton of other up and coming artists that I expect to make this list soon. 

Kudos on this one, Spotify!