I just wanted to quickly share something with you I couldn’t foresee until now (in regards to both streaming and the music charts. As I’ve explained in a previous article I’ve written called “The Death Of Genres” (I think unless you’re a heavy user of various streaming services, it may be kind of difficult to understand where I’m coming from); I talked about the over reliance of algorithms could make it impossible to zero in on the genres we’re in the mood to listen to at a particular moment in time. But there appears to be a new benefit I wasn’t seeing. OK.. Allow me to go into deeper detail here.
Shazam (music discovery app) just may be the one piece of technology that can bring our classics back to the surface!
So, in the same article link above, I’ve also explained how different music sites will have different song rankings according to the service you use. Be it Spotify, iTunes, Youtube, etc, etc. However, there is one service that should be in its own category. That service is Shazam. Technically Shazam isn’t a music service, in the same way Spotify and iTunes are. However, Shazam does keep track of the music you discover while you’re out and about. Why this is a huge difference? Well, I didn’t realize that songs such as “The Logical Song,” by Supertramp was released in 1979, yet, it is in the number 6th top position on Shazam for my local area. This is truly amazing! Classic music can literally start to recirculate organically! Now, again, results change depending on how you have your settings setup on Shazam, but this is super awesome! Another song is “Isn’t She Lovely,” by Stevie Wonder, which ranked #7. But, I know this ranked high locally because it was Stevie’s birthday not too long ago. Therefor it triggered a lot of Stevie fans to Shazam his music 💚💚