Guz and ARTBAT topped the main lists.
UMEK’s music research and analytics platform Viberate has unveiled its annual ‘State of Music’ report, which mainly focuses on Beatport performance, ‘examining massive amounts of data to complement Beatport chart positions with insights into the popularity of artists, tracks, labels, and genres.’
According to the report, the numbers showed that tech house was the most popular genre for the third year in a row, making up for 44% of the Top Beatport tracks (and 4 out of 5 Top Tracks) throughout 2021. Guz’s ‘Set U Free (Extended Mix)’ was the best-selling track of the year.
It is worth noting that melodic house & techno, house, techno (peak time/driving), and drum & bass were also found among the top five most popular genres. Meanwhile, in terms of artist performance, ARTBAT was #1 in tech house, John Summit dominated the house genre, Space92 took the techno throne, and Break came out on top in drum & bass.
‘We’re always excited to showcase data conclusions among expert opinions,’ explains UMEK. ‘Data is objective and paints an unbiased picture of how popular someone or something is. Music consumption grew in 2021, so my goal for 2022 is using data findings to try and improve my stats even further – and I encourage others to do so as well.’
Check out Viberate’s ‘State of Music’ report here.