Can Spotify Artists See Who Listens to Them?

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Written by: Alex Popa


Can Spotify Artists See Who Listens to Them?

Spotify artists can’t see who listens to their songs or playlists. But they have several other statistics on their listeners, such as:

  1. Age breakdown of listeners
  2. The gender breakdown of listeners
  3. Count of listeners for specific songs
  4. Count of streams
  5. Count of saves for every song
  6. Top countries that have listened to a track
  7. Saves to Listeners ratio
  8. Other artists that listeners are listening to

Spotify artists won’t be notified if you start listening to one of their songs or playlists either. However, they will be notified if you follow their playlist.

But even then, the artist won’t know who you are. The notification they receive reads something like this – “Someone has followed the [name] playlist“.

Keep reading to learn more about Spotify artists and their data on their listeners!

What Tools Can Spotify Artists Use for User Data?

Spotify artists have several tools to get data on their listeners. Let’s count them down:

1. Home Section

Artists have a different Home section on their Spotify app than regular users. In this section, they can get data such as:

  • How many people are listening to their music at a given time
  • Spotify’s most recent blog entries
  • Listener statistics
  • Stream statistics
  • Follower statistics

The listener, follower, and stream statistics show how many people are listening to their top songs, from which playlists, and the listener-follower ratio.

2. Music Section

Spotify artists have a Music section on their profile that offers information for individual tracks from their playlists.

This data includes:

  • How many listen a track has
  • How many times has a track been streamed
  • How many times has a track been saved
  • The playlist a track has been added to
  • Top countries that listen to a track
  • Top cities that listen to a track
  • The sources streams have been coming from
  • Save Rate
  • Save to Listeners ratio

You can also set specific date ranges for personalized data on your listeners. Spotify artists can see listener statistics on a specific song for a specific period.

3. Audience Section

This section offers information about an artist’s audience, such as:

  • Their listeners’ age range
  • Their listeners’ gender breakdown
  • Other artists that listeners are listening to
  • Top locations that are streaming tracks

With this information on hand, artists will know how their music appeals to their audience and where their music is most popular.

4. “Listening Now” Feature

Spotify artists also have a special feature that shows how many people listen to their music in real-time.

This feature is cal” and can be foufeaturein the Spotify dashboard. The statistics are uploaded in real-time based on global listening statistics.

All in all, these tools allow Spotify artist to boost their popularity and correct mistakes. If a song doesn’t do well, an artist can see that and learn from their own mistakes.

Despite all this, none of these tools give away your identity to the Spotify artists. Spotify is very serious about its users’ privacy.


In short, Spotify artists won’t know who you are when listening to one of their tracks. They don’t have access to such in-depth analytics, and they shouldn’t.

Your identity on Spotify should be private in this context. Spotify artists only see how many listeners they have for their tracks.

Other metrics include age, gender, other artists you’re listening to, and more. But your identity remains private all the time.

If you have any questions about this topic, leave a comment below, and I’ll reply as soon as possible!

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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