“Inside the world’s playlist” by Wouter Weerkamp, Manos Tsagkias and Maarten de Rijke is available online now.

In the paper we describe Streamwatchr, a real-time system for analyzing the music listening behavior of people around the world. Streamwatchr collects music-related tweets, extracts artists and songs, and visualizes the results in three ways: (i) currently trending songs and artists, (ii) newly discovered songs, and (iii) popularity statistics per country and world-wide for both songs and artists.