I’m not much of a fan of infographics, or at least the things that pass for infographics these days (I’m pretty sure that Edward Tufte isn’t impressed by them, that’s for sure). Still ‘n’ all, I thought this one posted by Spotify to celebrate their 5th birthday was quite natty. Hypebot point out that the line about 80% of their inventory being played at least once could of course be turned on its head: that 20% haven’t been played at all. That’s about 4 million tracks. If a piece of music hasn’t been played even once by a user base of 24 million does that place it beyond even the long tail?

Simon

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