Streaming Masters – Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris

According to Forbes, Calvin Harris is the highest paid DJ in the world for the sixth year in a row. Is this financial success a reflection of its success on streaming platforms? The answer here!

Announcement

CSPC articles require time to compile. It may be frustrating to wait for them too long, especially when various new artists, and even more and more catalog acts, enjoy the large majority of their sales through streaming only these days. To make sure to provide you much more frequent updates, we are going to publish Streaming Masters sheets from now on, detailing the complete streaming section of artists.

Method

As detailed in the Fixing Log articleSpotify represents 157 million of the 272 million users of streaming platforms, while YouTube is pretty much the only video platform generating some revenue for the industry. Below is the equivalence set on the aforementioned article:

Audio Stream – 1500 plays equal 1 album unit
Video Stream – 11,750 views equal 1 album unit

Equivalent Albums Sales (EAS) = 272/157 * Spotify streams / 1500 + YouTube views / 11750

Results
Total: 11,033,218 EAS

Most streamed tracks (EAS)

1. This Is What You Came For [Orphan]1,204,000
2. How Deep Is Your Love [Orphan]863,000
3. Summer [Motion]762,000
4. One Kiss [Orphan]706,000
5. Feels [Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1]670,000
6. Blame [Motion]630,000
7. My Way [Orphan]624,000
8. Slide [Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1]608,000
9. We Found Love [18 Months]606,000
10. Outside [Motion]560,000
11. I Need Your Love [18 Months]390,000
12. Feel So Close [18 Months]333,000
13. Sweet Nothing [18 Months]318,000
14. Under Control [Motion]301,000
15. Rollin [Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1]244,000
16. Thinking About You [18 Months]152,000
17. We’ll Be Coming Back [18 Months]152,000
18. Pray to God [Motion]143,000
19. Let’s Go [18 Months]121,000
20. Spectrum (Say My Name) [Orphan]109,000

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Donald Miller

Each era yields its own crop of stars and superstars. Calvin Harris has 10 UK number singles. He deserves a full CSPC analysis.

Innocent Eyes

Many thanks for doing Calvin! Was looking forward to seeing his results on streaming. These figures are good but I expected them to be a bit higher. Or perhaps I should’ve lowered my expectations lol.

Kris

I think Calvin debuted early enough that he should have pretty massive digital song sales compared to some of the much newer artists featured in these streaming articles. So that should make up some of the difference in your expected numbers.

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