Yesterday, the music streaming giant Spotify instituted a new tool called Found Them First. Listeners can use it to track which artists they were jamming to before said artists exploded, making this is the ultimate in music snobbery. Get ready to yell "firsties!"
You can try it out by clicking here. The page scours the entirety of your listening history (let's also hope you were an early Spotify adopter) to figure out if you were one of the cool cat trendsetters to listen to someone before they broke out.
How does Spotify determine a "break out" artist, you ask? The Verge reports it's any act that's "accumulated more than 20 million total streams as well as a growth rate of at least 2,000 percent between January 2013 and June this year." Got it? Good.
Getting Out Our Dreams/Def Jam
Janet Jackson (@janetjackson on Twitter)
300 Entertainment/RGF Productions
Century Media Records
Young Turks Recordings
Rebel Rock/Grand Hustle/Atlantic
Warner Music UK
Relapse Records Inc.
Bonnie McKee Music
Doggystyle Records, Inc./i am OTHER entertainment
Bright Antenna Records
Infectious Music UK
Cash Money Records Inc.
Sub Pop Records
Cinematic Music Group/Pro Era