There’s no escaping from the fact that COVID-19 is affecting many people in most parts of the world. As social distancing and staying in become the new normal for most of us, we’re faced with the question of how to fill our free time without leaving the house.
As well as adapting our professional lives for home working for at least several weeks, we also face the challenge of entertaining ourselves in our leisure time.
It’s unlikely that anyone believes services like Netflix, Spotify or Primephonic aren’t seeing more traffic in recent days. Streaming apps are a great ally in these strange times, not only for entertainment in the evenings and weekends but in the case of music streaming apps, to aid concentration during the workday.
Average Minutes Played per User & Number of confirmed coronavirus cases (Users in the US) (*)
In recent days, we have seen an increase in minutes of music played per user. This reflects the rapidly changing situation globally, as a complete lockdown was implemented across many countries, in just a matter of days.
Let’s look at other features. As the leading classical music streaming service, Primephonic offers the option of downloading music for offline listening. Take a look at the recent usage of this feature:
Number of Playlists Added to Offline — Daily Count (Users in France) (*)
We can see that in recent days the usage of this feature decreased. This makes sense as people are now spending more time at home where there’s wifi, and don’t need to download albums or playlists for listening on the go.
The days marked on the graph are those which showed the highest or lowest values. In the five days before this blog was published, we can see four of the lowest values in the previous two months.
The next graph shows the total number of sessions that occurred in each hour of the day during one week in early February (pre-pandemic) and one week in mid-March after the situation in France changed rapidly.
Are there any significant changes?
Sessions per Hour of the Day — Pre and Post quarantine (Users in Italy) (*)
The blue bars show the total number of sessions before Covid-19 changed daily life, and the orange bars show those after.
We can see many things:
Playlists curated by Classic Music specialists in Primephonic
Here’s the link for the Mood Playlists if you want to check it out!
(*) For data protection and privacy reasons, numbers are hidden from the graph’s left axis.
The new normal of staying at home poses a great opportunity to connect with past passions or discover new ones. At Primephonic, we have already seen that more people are using our service more often, which makes us happy. We are delighted to be able to offer some comfort during this difficult time.
We are devastated at the widespread closures of concert halls and opera houses and the continuing cancellation of live performances around the world. We want to help both artists and audiences continue to create and enjoy this wonderful art form. #LetsKeepTheMusicPlaying
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