2017 had it all.
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.
Here’s a rundown of the what, where and why on Mixcloud in 2017:
The fall of jazz
Overall, not much changed in listening habits between 2016 to 2017, with the top 7 genres on Mixcloud holding their position year-on-year.
But there was one very noticeable change 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.
This probably has you asking…why? Well, this possibly has more to do with the growing popularity of other genres than the lack of love for jazz. Genres like R&B, urban and disco all increased in popularity over the past few years.
Conclusion? Don’t give up on jazz just yet!
Did you know, in 2017 Californians were more interested in discovering reggae music than any other genre on Mixcloud?
Meanwhile, Massachusetts listeners were most interested in discovering R&B music and trance was the most searched for genre in Alaska.
State of the Union
With Trump dominating the headlines, 63% of all listens to politics-related shows in 2017 came from the United States. Australia, on the other hand, was responsible for 50% of all listens to shows tagged with ‘training’, aka workout mixes.
Another fascinating nugget from 2017 was the fact 68% of listens to tango shows came from Greece, a country where tango has massively increased in popularity over the past few years.
‘And the winners were….’
2017 was another great year for our Online Radio Awards. It was perhaps the most diverse year yet, with 30 winners spread across a variety of categories, including three new awards for the ‘Rising Stars’ of online radio.
Remember, the Online Radio Awards is free to enter and is a fantastic opportunity for independent DJs, radio presenters and stations to get recognition for the amazing work they do throughout the year.
Find out more about the awards and the 2017 winners here.
Best of 2017
So which profiles came out on top when it comes down to the most listener minutes in 2017? Here are the number one profiles split by genre:
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
Meanwhile, the biggest and best shows in 2017 were:
Most listened-to show in 2017: ‘Vol 23’ by Maestros del Ritmo
Most listened-to female show in 2017: ‘Yearmix 2016’ by Juicy M
Most favorited show in 2017: ‘Summer 17 Mix’ by Nathan Dawe
Thanks to all of our listeners, DJs, Podcasters and radio stations for an incredible year!