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Germany: Listeners Stream Music Over 450b Times On Spotify

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Music listeners in Germany have streamed music over 450 billion times on Spotify.

Also, German listeners equally streamed about 1.3 billion hours of podcasts on Spotify.

This is since the music streaming platform launched in Germany 10 years ago.

Spotify revealed this as it marked 10 years of its existence in Germany.

According to the streaming platform, “there have been plenty of local picks available for fans, too, as more than 150,000 German-language artists are on the platform.”

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“Podcasts are very popular in this market, with more than 70,000 German-language pods on Spotify.”

Spotify said “from January 2017 to December 2021, German listeners streamed 1.3 billion hours of podcasts on our platform.”

The company said one of its core objectives since launching in Germany is to offer listeners avenue to listen to their favourite songs legally.

It said Germans also streamed about 310 million personalized playlists in the period under review.

Spotify said its objectives was for listeners to “…listen to your favorite music anytime, anywhere, and completely legally.”

It said this is one of the main objectives when Spotify founded in 2006.

A statement by Spotify’s General Manager in Europe, Michael Krause expressed the company’s joys at the growth  and success it recorded so far.

“Between the launch in March 2012 and February 2022, listeners in Germany streamed 310 million personalized playlists, thus creating their own personal audio moments.”

“All in all, we are pleased with the positive growth of Spotify in the German market to date and also look forward to continuing to shape the future of audio with innovations and content.”

A highlight by the company said Spotify launched in Germany in September 2013.

It said “we launched Spotify Connect, allowing listeners to stream across multiple devices like their TV, gaming console, or speakers.”

A year later, the company made Spotify Premium Family become available for family members living under the same roof.

It later rolled out The first personalized playlist that it called Your Mix of the Week debuted in 2015.

Spotify followed these features with sharing its annual wrap reviews of top lists of most successful artists, albums and songs.

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It equally launched other packages such as Fest & Flauschig, Daily Drive, and The Lyrics feature, which displays in-app song lyrics, rolled out for listeners.

Spotify said during the decade, it supported many German creators by amplifying their music and podcasts to reach new audiences.

Likewise, it supported the education system in German with its Spotify’s podcast education program for underrepresented creators.

Other programmes it launched to support German creators includes RADAR and EQual.

Revealing a list of songs that got the highest trends in Germany, Spotify said “Roller” by Apache 207 came top.

Coming second at the top as the most streamed song in Germany is “Dance Monkey” by Tones And I.

The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” came third, the streaming platform revealed.

Hip-hop held a solid place in listeners’ earbuds as CRO was the most-streamed artist in 2012, and Bonez MC claimed the top artist spot in 2021.

In 2018, Fest & Flauschig, the first Spotify Exclusive podcast, took the spot of the most-streamed podcast globally.

In Berlin, listeners streamed a particularly high volume of music in 2021. The capital city ranked first among German cities where the most music was streamed on Spotify last year.

On December 24, 2021, a new record was set: it was the day the most music was streamed on Spotify in Germany since 2012.

Favorite genres didn’t change much over the years; pop music was the most popular genre in 2012 and it remained so in 2021.

Podcasts are as popular as ever: more than half of the 18- to 24-year-olds in Germany regularly stream podcasts. Among 25- to 34-year-olds, the figure is over 40%.

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