Good news for artists who want more insight into how they “perform” on Spotify: the service has started a beta test of the “Fan Insights” option. This is a “dashboard that helps artists better understand their Spotify listeners to more effectively grow and engage their fan base”.

Spotify Fan Insights

The popular streaming service hopes that “Fan Insights” will help artists better understand their fans' listening habits, see where fans come from and what their music preferences are. Read more about it on it Spotify blog.

You can submit an application to participate in the beta test via . Keep in mind that it is a test version and you will not get immediate access.

We would of course like to hear the experiences of artists who try out “Fans Insights”.

UPDATED: Spotify Fan Insights has since been replaced by Spotify for Artists.