What music do students care about nowadays? Spotify reveals all

Spotify have taken another step towards finding out what every single person listens to in the world, this time they’re focusing on college students.

Whether you’re studying fine art or the biomechanical structures of sea slugs, college (university for us non-yanks) is likely to be filled with music for you. Whether you start your first band, go to your first gig, start your first fan club, or just carry on loving music from before, college is a big time for music personalities to develop and evolve.

Spotify have recently revealed their insights into just what it is that the college students of today are spinning on repeat and blasting at their socials. To present this data Spotify have created yet another interactive mini website where you explore what music is being listened to from all the American colleges.

The site lets you explore exactly what each school is listening to as well as comparing the listening tastes between different schools. Most of the school’s seem to have their own niche dominant tastes, which suggests what we’ve long thought – that streaming is enhancing independent tastes and taking away from the popularity system of a few artists and tracks that dominate most people’s listening habits.

That’s not to say that pop music is anywhere from being eliminated as there were common listening themes between many of the colleges with popular music. However less popular genres and artists varied widely between the various different universities.

If you’re wondering which college spends the most time listening to music check out the list below. Spotify don’t specify whether they listen most for studying or for partying/relaxing so they aren’t¬†necessarily¬†also the laziest university.

Top University Spotify Listening

  1. California State University, San Bernardino (CSU)
  2. Washington State University
  3. California State University, Los Angeles (CSU)
  4. Santa Monica College
  5. Pasadena City College
  6. University of Connecticut (UConn)
  7. California State University, Northridge (CSU)
  8. University of Nevada (Reno)
  9. Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)
  10. University of California, Santa Cruz (UC Santa Cruz)

Check out the site for yourself here

Head of Social Media and Marketing, RouteNote

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