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How many Residents fans do you think there are worldwide?
« on: February 26, 2018, 08:04:35 pm »
I was trying to figure out exactly how large the Residents fanbase is. They have around 24 thousand monthly listeners on Spotify, and 9,000 followers on Twitter, but I think they might have a larger audience than that. (Okay, maybe not MUCH larger, but still...)

Some of their songs on youtube have hundreds of thousands of views, but since people listen to songs multiple times and some listeners might just be curious outsiders and not dedicated fans, that may not be a great tool for estimation. But I still think the Residents fan base has to be a bit larger than we give it credit for - maybe somewhere in the range of 25-40 thousand people?

Being able to find their total album sales would be helpful to predict it - I'm sure Cryptic has that information somewhere on file, but I don't think any of it is public. It would also nice to know if the fanbase is growing, and how quickly. 

Does anyone have any other information on this?

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The Residents have an international following.

They have 101,000 fans on Facebook alone.

There is no way you’d ever get an accurate estimate on a question like this. Well, maybe if you were a lucky guesser. My best guess is there are 700,000 people who would call themselves Residents fans.