You’ll be stunned at how many songs are added to streaming music services every day. I was.

According to Hypebot.com, a thousand songs are uploaded to Spotify, Apple, Google Music, Napster, Dezzer, and the other streamers every hour. That’s another matter–and it’s why we’ll still need record labels for the foreseeable future. In other words, the signal-to-noise ratio is getting worse by the second. And that number is increasing every single day. That’s 24,000 songs every day and 1 million tracks every six weeks. The good news is that you can find just about any song you could want on the streaming music services. More at Music Business Worldwide. About half of the daily upload consists of brand new songs. You gotta wonder how many of these tracks will be heard even once. Watch this video of a presentation featuring Bill Patrizio of Napster. Extrapolating further, we’re talking about almost 9 million added to the streamers’ catalogues every year. (By the way, there’s a site called Forgotify which will play you a stream of songs that haven’t ever been heard on Spotify.)
Yes, it’s possible to post your music to a worldwide audience for next to nothing. Cutting through the clutter? Not everyone can be Chance the Rapper. They specialize in relationships that get music into the hands and ears of the right people so they have a better chance of being heard. The rest are older tracks that have been digitized and tagged. The bad news is that there are at least 35 million songs available.
You’ll be stunned at how many songs are added to streaming music services every day. I was.