Frequenty Asked Questions & Notice
Welcome to the Spotify streaming numbers tool! We are very happy to offer you this incredibly efficient tool that gives you your favorite artist’s streams in one click only.
We wouldn’t have been able to achieve this without the great Spotify API and the amazing github project of evilarceus. If the latter happens to meet our page, we would be really glad to get in touch and thank him personally.
As Spotify doesn’t directly provide streaming numbers on its API, they can require us to shut down this tool anytime. They are transparent enough with their data that we can hardly blame them if that happens. Enjoy it while it lasts!
Naturally, we tried to make it the least technical that we could so that everyone can enjoy it. If you face any difficulty, please read the FAQ below. For any further request or suggestion please use the comments section.
Yes. We are directly hitting Spotify’s API. All artists available in their database can be fetched, including artists who are currently unavailable for streaming.
Since many artists use similar names or even special characters, the query by name can miss the artist you are looking for. In this case, we suggest to use the search by ID that works for every artist.
From Google you can search an artist name plus “Spotify”. The first result will always be the artist page on Spotify. There, all 22 characters after “artist/” inside the URL reflect the artist id.
Here the example of Adele, with her id being 4dpARuHxo51G3z768sgnrY.
Yes, the streaming data is up to date. As it is retrieved from Spotify’s database itself, they are automatically refreshed every day.
Spotify has many versions of each song and album, way more than often displayed in frontend. They often have slight alterations on their name.
In order to avoid flooding you with a lot of duplicated data and displaying messy totals, we took the decision to deduplicate lines based on the number of streams. If two distinct songs happen to have the exact same number of streams at some point, for that day the oldest song only will be displayed.
As we deduplicate songs to prevent us from double counting, tracks which appear in several sections (album, single, compilation) will appear only in the first one, which may lead to incomplete tracklists for compilations or singles.
Yes, they are available at the bottom of the list. They are showing with the “Orphan” album name. Their total is also specified so one can easily ignore them from the total if desired.
EAS stands for Equivalent Album Sales. As streaming is rapidly replacing paid-for sales, the industry standard is to convert these numbers into equivalent album sales. To understand how we convert streams in EAS at Chartmasters, please follow this link.
The conversion formula is Spotify streams * (310/207) / 1500.
The 310/207 ratio extrapolates Spotify streams into market-comprehensive numbers for occidental markets, simulating results on platforms like Apple Music, Amazon Music and Deezer.
The 1,500 division factor reflects the industry-accepted ratio between 1 album sale and 1,500 streams.
You can read more about format conversions with explanations on our Commensurate Sales to Popularity Concept.
As any automatic program, this formula misses manual adjustments. In Sweden for example, Spotify accounts for over 90% of the market, so local albums are inflated by the 310/207 calculation.
Opposite to Sweden, Spotify’s market share in terms of gross revenue is only 25.2% in France, so the average formula will typically downgrade French language releases.
All in all, the formula is relevant primarily to international singers.
No. At times a glitch can prompt an immediate empty answer, but credits aren’t discounted when results aren’t printed.
The artist identification process is the one of Spotify itself. It happens that the primary result for a valid artist name answers with someone else.
For example, typing in French rapper Jul retrieves Julia Michaels data. In case the artist of interest for you can be misleading, use the artist ID instead.