Artist Popularity: Do Web and Social Music Services Agree?


  • Alejandro Bellogin Centrum Wiskunde and Informatica
  • Arjen de Vries Centrum Wiskunde and Informatica
  • Jiyin He Centrum Wiskunde and Informatica



artist popularity, music services, temporal behaviour, recommender systems


Recommendations based on the most popular products in a catalogue is a common technique when information about users is scarce or absent. In this paper we explore different ways to measure popularity in the music domain; more specifically, we define four indices based on three social music services and on web clicks. Our study shows, first, that for most of the indices the popularity is a rather stable signal, since it barely changes over time; and second, that the ranking of popular artists is heavily dependent on the actual index used to measure the artist's popularity.




How to Cite

Bellogin, A., de Vries, A., & He, J. (2021). Artist Popularity: Do Web and Social Music Services Agree?. Proceedings of the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, 7(1), 673-676.