Wrapping is not just for the fans – it’s also for the manufacturers. And today, Spotify for artists Its annual launch 2021 Artist Wrap Microsite, A custom experience and presentation of artists with sharecards showcasing their success on Spotify over the past year. This is a moment created specifically for artists who may also be delighted by the one-year value streaming data driven by their fans worldwide.
At Microsite, artists can watch their total hourly stream; The number of followers, total listeners, streams or playlists increases; Total number of top listeners and shares; And the data shows the journey of an artist’s top track. This year, artists can enjoy an audio array that gives their own aura based on their artwork and sonic elements; A throwback track that showcases their top catalog tracks that are still powerful streaming; And a list of all their collaborators.
Since its inception in 2017, Artist Rapad has become a moment that artists and fans alike look forward to throughout the year. In the five years since its launch, there has been a tremendous increase:
Over the years, Spotify’s artists have had a chance to see how Rapad Creators has grown on the platform. One such artist is a 16-year-old, LA-based DJ Omar Davis, Who created dreamy dance music in its name Moore Kismet. They grew up in a musical family and aspired to be in music or movies since childhood. Then, in eighth grade, they made their first music, inspired by a YouTube video.
“I came across the official audio videofor o ‘Backward visionBy Audience“Omar explained.” ListListening to that song, I was amazed. It made me happy; It made me feel energetic. It made me feel safe and advanced. It was a very eye-opening experience for me. And when I start to get deeper into it, I think, ‘Hmm, maybe I should try to do it myself.’ So I just downloaded the trial version of FL Studio and I started playing around with it. “
In the nearly five years since then, they have increased their production, invested in collaborations and honored their word. They finally made a single post on Spotify in 2018. Now, they have two songs with 300,000 plus monthly listeners and over one million streams.
For the record They made music during the epidemic, talked to their listeners, and chatted with Moore about what awaited them in their 2021 artist Rapad.
Tell us a little about your music. How would you describe your words?
If we’re going for a specific vibe, I’m using the phrase that a fan once called my music: beautifully controlled chaos. But more, to keep the genre-specific labels: I make experimental electronic pops that touch something with dubstep, R&B, indie folk, soul music, things of that nature.
And that kind of has always been my style. But until the epidemic hit, I never really knew how to express it in music. So, a lot of the music that I’m writing feels a lot more like my own than I’ve written before. So I am very grateful for that.
Can you tell us more about the epidemic that allowed you to find this place for yourself and claim your music?
When the shutdown hit first, I didn’t know what to do. But whenever I hit hundreds of fans, the way I deal with it is always writing music. It creates a kind of catharsis for me. That power allows me to access parts of my creativity that I have literally never touched before. At that point, I realized that when I was writing something, I could actually figure out what was going on in my head — and then drive it crazy. And I’m just like, “Oh, wait. I literally haven’t been able to do this before. What exactly happened?” For me, this time is my way of rediscovering what I really want to create and what I want to reveal to the world.
You’ve been on Spotify since about 2018. When did you start wrapping your artist?
Right now. I started first because I saw everyone else posting them and I was like, “Damn, they have all these crazy streaming numbers! I’m wondering what’s mine.” And then when I went to check, I only had 3,000. Good that anticlimactic! It was frustrating at first. But I’ve been testing every year since then, especially once I started working on myself, working on my music and working with my manager Anthony.
I honestly want to say that this year was my biggest year and I’m really, really, really grateful for it because I didn’t expect to be released this year or do too much. Influence on people. I hit my first two million streams this year. The “rumor” has reached three million, which is insane because it has hit two million faster than one million.
What kind of information have you been able to take from the previous years of Artist Rapad and then use it in the next year of work?
Pre-save, monthly audience, stream and follow. These are the four most important things I consider every year when I look at my wrap. But also, increase growth. It’s a crazy feeling to see how far you’ve come since the last time you rendered one of these things for yourself.
I also love watching demographics — like pie splitting — listening to my music for a specific demographic or gender identity. I have noticed that the GenderQuer sections are starting to grow rapidly, which makes me incredibly happy as I write my music for other diverse people. I have always tried my best to make my black ancestors and my trans ancestors proud and sometimes it becomes difficult when I feel bad about myself and my body and my music, and my mind and my ability to do things.
So I guess I really try to make sure that people know I’m doing it for me, and if you resonate with it, you have more power. Because I wrote it from the perspective of millions of other weird people who feel the same way. So to see that transition in my music and how it performs on Spotify, it’s incredible.
Why are you excited to wrap up the 2021 artist?
I’m really excited to see how much has changed since 2020. I really am. And you know, every year I check Wrapped because it’s a way to see how much progress you’ve made as an artist on a public platform that can literally make or break your career.
Until quarantine I was always very aware of what I was trying to convey to the world. Quarantine was when I realized who I am and what I write for myself and for my own mental well-being. I’m really excited to see how my sudden change from not caring about the feelings of the underprivileged has translated into how people have listened to my music and how much people have listened to my music this year.
It’s really great to hear messages from listeners, fans, supporters and everyone else telling me, “Your music changed my life,” because coming to music and writing music in the first place changed my life.
What should the world expect from Moore Kissmet in 2022?
2022 is the year of f% # $ ing luck. The following year, my first album, The universeComing out, hopefully in the summer. But of course, everything is still temporary. I hope it can be out during the month of pride. That is our goal. I’ve been working on it for the last four years, and I’m incredibly excited to show people. I’m working with some of my best friends কিছু some of the best writers in the world. That’s the decent thing to do, and it should end there.
Take it from Moore Kismet: Artist wrapping should not be missed. Artists can log in or sign up Spotify for artists To see them Sharecard And Microsite Experience, now available in 31 languages.