An exclusive report into online music streaming has revealed that Spotify loves Paul Kelly just as much as your uncle does. The report confirms years of anecdotal evidence, with many local users noticing Spotify’s enthusiasm for playing songs from the Australia’s poet laureate when given the chance.
Music industry insider Tristan Lennon said that while our nation’s general affection for Kelly probably boosted his Spotify numbers, the streaming service also “exhibited a higher than average fandom” for his greatest hits. He said, “If you think your uncle Johnno loves a bit of Paul Kelly after he’s had a few beers, it seems Spotify loves Kelly even more. Their algorithm consistently pushes Paul Kelly songs onto your playlists, especially if you select the radio setting.”
When contacted for comment, Spotify refused to elaborate on the matter, citing previous criticism from the Bugle, which seemed like a convenient cover if you ask us.