Among director of developer platform for The Echo Nest at Spotify Paul Lamere's findings are that Arizona State University is the "most musical university in America," followed by Auburn, Brigham Young, California Polytechnic State and Cornell.
How, and How Much, America Listens Have Been Measured for the First Time
In addition to listening habits that compare styles of music, specific artists and songs, quantifying some of which as distinctive between school (meaning they are listened to disproportionately to the other schools), the study also gives insights into the sleep and wake cycles of the schools' students through music offering averages when students go to bed and wake up and comparing those figures between schools as well.
A taste of the study's findings:
- In “the city that never sleeps,” listening patterns indicate that NYU students get an hour’s less sleep on average. They also listen to more slowcore and hipster playlists.
- Cornell University listening spikes at 6am and 7am. One possibility: its students wake up and exercise before class more than those at other schools.
- University of Colorado Boulder students play our study-oriented Focus playlists the most. They’re also top streamers of Relax.
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