As the seasons change so do people's musical tastes, according to streaming leader Spotify.
The most obvious change is the flourishing of Christmas music every year during winter, but there are a bunch of other changes in what people listen to. To learn more about these trends, Spotify's data scientists looked at 100,000 of the most popular artists on its platform over a two-year period.
Here are a few of the insights Spotify gleaned about the different seasons:
- Fall: "People really like traditional, orchestral, acoustic music."
- Winter: Spoken word recordings, "mellower" subgenres, and music associated with particular countries.
- Spring: "Sunny, upbeat genres like Melbourne bounce, happy hardcore, and Eurovision."
- Summer: Audiobooks and "beach-oriented genres like deep tropical house and ragga jungle."
Spotify also took a look at which particular artists dominate each season. No surprise that old-school crooner Bing Crosby shows up in winter.
Here are the top 4 artists that dominate each season, according to Spotify: