January 22, 2018
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From Hip-Hop to Trance and EDM: The most searched for music genres around the globe in 2017

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Recently, British music streaming service Mixcloud released their list of 2017’s “most searched for” music genres of listeners. Here’s what they found:

Jazz fell from the 8th most-listened to genre in 2016 to the 12th in 2017, its lowest position since at least 2012.

Genres like R&B, urban and disco all increased in popularity over the past few years.

In 2017, Californians were more interested in discovering reggae music than any other genre on Mixcloud. Meanwhile, listeners in Massachusetts were most interested in discovering R&B music and trance was the most searched for genre in Alaska.

Data from 2017 has also shown us how much amazing and fascinating online radio lives on Mixcloud, from reggae and hip-hop to political podcasts and workout mixes.

Last year, Jazz fell from the 8th most-listened to genre in 2016 to the 12th in 2017, its lowest position since at least 2012. Genres like R&B, urban and disco all increased in popularity over the past few years.

63% of all listens to politics-related shows in 2017 came from the US. While Australia, on the other hand, was responsible for 50% of all listens to shows tagged with ‘training’, aka workout mixes.

Another fascinating fact was that 68% of listens to tango shows came from Greece, a country where tango has massively increased in popularity over the past few years.

Here are the top profiles when it comes down to the most listener minutes in 2017:

Most listened-to radio station: NTS Radio

Most listened-to label profile: Defected Records

Most listened-to magazine/blog: Stamp The Wax

Most listened-to beats and bass profile: DJ Blighty

Most listened-to dance profile: John Digweed

Most listened-to eclectic profile: DJ Dimsa

Most listened-to jazz/funk/soul profile: Jazzcat