The Spotify 'Found them First' app will forever put to rest questions of hipster music cred.
The concept behind the app is simple: input your Spotify user information, and Found them First will tell you the names of the bands you were listening to before anyone else was. It will also tell you how many of them have risen to mainstream status in the time since, based on number of streams and overall growth. That well-used catchphrase of the music connoisseur, "I liked them before they were cool," can now be backed up with the power of technology and empirical evidence.
Found them First is another clever step in Spotify's move to become a music curating tool rather than a mere streaming service.