50% Of All Songs On Spotify Are Skipped Before They Finish Playing

Basically, we’re all horrible, horrible people.

1. Nearly 50% of every song played on Spotify is skipped before it has finished playing, according to data from the digital music service.

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2. However, the largest proportion of song-skipping happens in the first five seconds – nearly 25% of all songs on Spotify are skipped in this time, according to data compiled by Paul Lamere.

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Paul Lamere is director of developer platform at The Echo Nest, a company acquired by Spotify in March this year.

3. Narrowing down the data even further, teenagers are particularly likely to skip a track. Chris Tynan, a Spotify analyst, suggested the spike amongst those in their mid-forties can be blamed on people using their parents’ accounts.

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Siraj Datoo is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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