5 Mar 2018

Learning the Tool #1 - 'How do I use filters to find the most recent releases?'

We’ve recently rolled out our online music scouting platform TalentAI. The tool utilises Spotify and social API data with applied AI processes to unearth the fastest growing artists and new tracks. Currently in closed beta we are already powering global A&R teams from across the industry. In a new weekly feature, we are going to share the best tips and tricks to help you maximise the benefits of TalentAI.

Learning the Tool #1 - 'Finding the latest releases'

Every track that is pulled into the TalentAI dashboard has been released within the last three months; this is to ensure that the chart and filter functions capture the most recently unearthed  tracks and artists. The TalentAI dashboard is updated daily, so each day you will  see new artists and tracks enter our charts.

However, particularly successful tracks with huge playlist support may remain at the top of the charts for the duration of the three month period. So, how do you use filters to view only the most recent releases?


The 'latest release after' filter (highlighted by the red box) allows you to view tracks released within your preferred time frame. If you want to see the most recently released music gaining traction on Spotify, you can select a date seven days ago and no tracks or artists who released music before that date will appear.

This function is particularly beneficial for scouts who want to find the most recently released music. Whilst the statistics on releases for recently released tracks will not be as huge as those which have enjoyed time to progress in the charts, you will still be able to see uncover artists with great potential.

Check back here next week to read the second installment of our Learning the Tool feature.

If you have any queries about TalentAI, or want to find out how it can power music scouting efforts, please get in touch via hello@weareinstrumental.com