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A Quarter of Instagram’s Top Accounts are Musicians

The boss of Instagram has revealed that 25% of the most followed accounts on the platform are from the music industry, predominantly made up by singers and musicians.

Instagram’s official music account @music was launched in April and has build nearly half a million followers, with the aim of unearthing talents within the music industry.

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CEO of Instagram, Kevin Systrom, told the BBC: "Instagram's all about finding the unknown photographer or that little gem and we started doing that with music... I think it's been very successful so far.”

"We realised there's this whole community of interesting bands and musicians on Instagram so that's what the account is all about."

Systrom added: "it's just a matter of time before music becomes even more dominant" on the app.

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