Quartz yesterday released a short article which evaluated information from Apple Music’s Beats 1 radio station, in an attempt to obtain a feel for the terminal’s most played tracks and musicians throughout the month of July. The firm took information collected from 12,445 tunes particularly from ‘early July to early August,’ and also uncovered that musicians The Weeknd, Drake, and Disclosure were the top 3 most-played artists for the month.
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The Weeknd was likewise on top of the most played track graph, with the tune ‘Can’t Feel My Face’– which he executed live at WWDC in June– played a total amount of 107 times in July. Musicians including Rachel Platten, Beck, as well as Selena Gomez, amongst others, round out the remainder of the list many thanks to the popularity of their present chart-topping tracks ‘Battle Tune,’ ‘Desires,’ as well as ‘Helpful for You,’ respectively.

Beats 1 has something that is unusual around the world of digital music: deficiency. Listeners can’t pick a song and also play it over and also over. (They could do that elsewhere on Apple Songs.) Curation doesn’t suggest tracks typically aren’t repeated. We counted 12,445 tracks but only 3,371 distinct tracks, indicating each track was played approximately 3.7 times. Eighteen of the 20 tracks in the table above were played over 50 times.

Quartz also discovered the top genre on Beats 1 to be hip-hop (1,726 plays), with option (1,506 plays) and digital (802 plays) rounding out the leading 3 places. Still, ‘a quarter of the tunes in the dataset’ that Quartz gauged were only played one time, so Defeats 1 is still taking care of to present a couple of diverse tracks right into the mix every as soon as in a while.
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The reaction to Apple Music has been mixed, with the service’s detractors pointing to the preliminary speed bumps syncing with iTunes and an over-reliance on particular musical categories in Beats 1, the latter which Quartz has currently specified. The rest of Quartz‘s record on Beats 1 is certainly worth taking a look at, with graphes assessing the quantity of tunes played on weekdays versus the weekend break as well as one highlighting songs played most often in pairs.