Spotify has cleverly tapped into peoples need to be both 'first' and 'cool' – launching the 'Found Them First' tool. The new incentive means that music snobs can now proudly display the musicians that they were streaming way before anyone else, and before they became 'mainstream' (see: 'not cool').
It's a clever marketing tool, which will encourage users to spread the Spotify word. The new feature works by scanning user's history and comparing it to the history of other users to decipher whether they were an 'early listener' of breakout artists. A 'breakout artist' is defined as a musician or band with other 20 million streams and a growth rate of at least 2,000 percent between January 2013 and June this year.
Keen to find if you are a music pioneer? Login into Spotify and head over to Found Them First here to see if you were streaming anyone first.
Speaking of great music finds, if you haven't already, stream the new Buro 24/7 Middle East weekend playlist 61 here. You might find the next big thing...