HERE’S HOW I’LL BE PROCRASTINATING ON THE INTERNET THIS WEEKEND
So I found this thing the other day that Spotify are doing that I
thought was really cool – basically they look back over your streaming
history and find any artists who have become successful (read: top 40)
that you ‘discovered’ before the chart-loving masses. Fun, no?
Turns out there were six artists in particular that I started
listening to before they got huge; among these, I was apparently in the
first 2% of listeners for both Hozier and James Bay - hello boys - as
well as the first 1% for Meghan Trainor. Because us girls with the bass
gotta stick together. At the end of it all they offer you a personalized
playlist of new artists they think you’ll like; which got me to
thinking about how you discover new stuff online.
I feel like the internet must be a confusing place for your average
hipster. The vast, unfathomable mass of information makes it easier than
ever to discover new things… but then also easier for everyone else
to find out about them too so you have to sigh and roll your eyes and be
like ‘oh, that band is sooo 2015’. Because of course you’re better and
cooler and like the 2016 stuff already. Well I say bollocks to that –
and didn’t anyone teach you how to share?