AAAI Publications, Seventh International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media

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Artist Popularity: Do Web and Social Music Services Agree?
Alejandro Bellogin, Arjen P de Vries, Jiyin He

Last modified: 2013-06-28


Recommendations based on the most popular products in a catalogue is a common technique when information about users is scarce or absent. In this paper we explore different ways to measure popularity in the music domain; more specifically, we define four indices based on three social music services and on web clicks. Our study shows, first, that for most of the indices the popularity is a rather stable signal, since it barely changes over time; and second, that the ranking of popular artists is heavily dependent on the actual index used to measure the artist's popularity.


artist popularity; music services; temporal behaviour; recommender systems

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