From Arizona to Australia, this week is host to a chart full of variety.
At number 6 is Americana band The Senators, who have been busy these past few months. Since the middle of July they have performed 12 live shows, with stops in cities like Phoenix, Arizona and Los Angeles. The stage-hopping seems to be returning some well-deserved fan exposure for the Arizona-based band. Over the past three months, they’ve attracted close to 6000 plays on SoundCloud, compared to just 731 plays between April and July of this year.
In addition to new listeners, The Senators are seeing success with 140 characters or less. Over the past three months, their handle has been mentioned on Twitter more than 800 times, and they have gained approximately 8,500 more followers, bringing their total close to 50,000. The Senators are also seeing some traction on Facebook, where they can now boast a total north of 6000.
Two spots down on the chart is Eastern European singer Just Ivy. Like The Senators, Just Ivy has seen great spike in her Facebook engagement recently. Between September 3rd and October 2nd Just Ivy gained close to 30,000 new page likes on Facebook, more than half of her total and a boost of 802% compared to the previous month.
A bunch of photo posts may have had something to do with this. On September 13 she posted a collage from the video shoot for her single “Paradise” featuring Akon, and pictures from her video shoot for her single “Bad Girl Takeover” featuring DJ Khaled and Meek Mill also garnered some buzz.
Ranking number 10 on the chart is Australian EDM artist Flex Cop, who has also experienced great hikes in Facebook engagement and interaction. Over the past month Flex Cop reeled in close to 2000 new page likes, compared to a mere 204 last month. Fueling this rapid growth is his latest track, “This Is Not Meth.” Inspired by hit television show Breaking Bad, the track was released on September 1st and quickly became #1 on Hype Machine. As a result Flex Cop attracted more than 160,000 plays on SoundCloud, a 632% increase from the month before.
So that’s the gist of this week’s chart. Stop by next week, for more of the music that’s on the rise!
Peneliope Richards is a Data Journalism Intern with music analytics company Next Big Sound.