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AWAL in 2016

Over 17,000 years worth of music on AWAL was listened to by fans in 2016. Below you’ll see last year’s biggest tracks and artists across the platform.

AWAL's Top Tracks

The top tracks released on AWAL in 2016, based on streams.

AWAL's Top Tracks In:

The top pop tracks released on AWAL in 2016, based on streams.

The top alternative tracks released on AWAL in 2016, based on streams.

The top electronic tracks released on AWAL in 2016, based on streams.

The top dance tracks released on AWAL in 2016, based on streams.

The top remixed tracks released on AWAL in 2016, based on streams.

Music in 2016

Music streaming exploded this year, fueled by competition between platforms. Here’s data on how listeners connect with music on streaming services:

When do people listen?

Based on streams from tracks released in 2016.

Knowing when your fans listen to music is a great way to understand when to communicate with them. Hover to see the days and times that most people listen to music on streaming services:

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00:00 to 02:59 1.1% 03:00 to 05:59 0.4% 06:00 to 08:59 1.1% 09:00 to 11:59 2.3% 12:00 to 14:59 2.3% 15:00 to 17:59 2.9% 18:00 to 20:59 2.6% 21:00 to 23:59 1.7% 00:00 to 02:59 1.1% 03:00 to 05:59 0.4% 06:00 to 08:59 1.2% 09:00 to 11:59 2.4% 12:00 to 14:59 2.3% 15:00 to 17:59 3.0% 18:00 to 20:59 2.6% 21:00 to 23:59 1.7% 00:00 to 02:59 1.1% 03:00 to 05:59 0.4% 06:00 to 08:59 1.2% 09:00 to 11:59 2.4% 12:00 to 14:59 2.4% 15:00 to 17:59 3.0% 18:00 to 20:59 2.6% 21:00 to 23:59 1.8% 00:00 to 02:59 1.1% 03:00 to 05:59 0.4% 06:00 to 08:59 1.2% 09:00 to 11:59 2.3% 12:00 to 14:59 2.3% 15:00 to 17:59 2.9% 18:00 to 20:59 2.6% 21:00 to 23:59 1.8% 00:00 to 02:59 1.2% 03:00 to 05:59 0.4% 06:00 to 08:59 1.3% 09:00 to 11:59 2.8% 12:00 to 14:59 2.7% 15:00 to 17:59 3.2% 18:00 to 20:59 2.7% 21:00 to 23:59 1.8% 00:00 to 02:59 1.3% 03:00 to 05:59 0.5% 06:00 to 08:59 0.7% 09:00 to 11:59 2.1% 12:00 to 14:59 2.2% 15:00 to 17:59 2.5% 18:00 to 20:59 2.2% 21:00 to 23:59 1.6% 00:00 to 02:59 1.2% 03:00 to 05:59 0.4% 06:00 to 08:59 0.5% 09:00 to 11:59 1.7% 12:00 to 14:59 2.0% 15:00 to 17:59 2.3% 18:00 to 20:59 2.3% 21:00 to 23:59 1.6%
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Which Genres are most engaged?

Based on streams from tracks released in 2016, focusing on top genres.

Music preferences are relative, but numbers don’t lie. We looked at 2016 engagement data, that is to say which fanbases listened to their own genre’s tracks the most, and which fanbases added more music to their libraries than others:

Which Playlists get you new fans?

Based on streams from tracks released in 2016, focusing on top playlists.

Curated playlists is how most fans listen to music today, and a great way for independent artists to be discovered, but follower counts only tell half the story. We’ve found the most engaged playlists on Spotify and Apple Music, where people are listening, saving, and returning for more:

AWAL in 2017

A lot of incredible music came out last year, but what's next? We took a deep dive into our data to help you get a head start on this year’s freshest tracks.

AWAL in 2017: For You

AWAL works with talented independent artists across every kind of genre, and we’ve built an easy way for you to get an uniquely-just-for-you personalized AWAL playlist of today’s best tracks. Just hit the link to login with your Spotify details to make your playlist:

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