Ever wondered how many times a song was played on Spotify? The new artist page on Facebook has a module that shows the number of total plays for five of an artist’s most popular songs.
Should you want to know how much money is involved. The current payout rate for a stream is $0.005. So the 1,7 Million Facebook plays has brought Adele’s label $8,500. One can only guess how many direct Spotify plays the song got. Ten times as much or way more? Feel free to do you own math.
Should you want to check the Facebook pages of some other artists? The feature is somewhat hidden. The easiest way to get there is to add ?filter=2 to the URL. Some examples:
It doesn’t work on all artists pages. The artist has to allow fans to write on their Wall. Not all artists do that.