Choosing the right tempo may have an effect on your song’s likelihood of making it to the global charts, or even how many times it is streamed. So which tempo is best? To illuminate this subject, we used our Tag API to analyze 1806 songs from the Spotify Global Weekly Top 200 charts, gleaned from 104 charts between 2019 and 2021.
There are many tempos for songwriters and producers to choose from. Is there a way to know which ones are most likely to lead to a commercially successful work? We studied a total of ~6000 songs and uncovered some striking tempo choice trends.
Indie rock is a widely adored and overlooked genre that is constantly evolving and drawing influences from every possible corner of the musical world. Considering the sponge-like characteristic of the genre, we were curious to explore the impacts that China, South Korea, and Japan have had on the indie rock scene.