If you are active on social media platforms and part of the music community, you must have noticed your friends posting screenshots of an iceberg. This iceberg includes the names of various artists, who you may or may not know, placed at different levels. If this image left you intrigued, we’re here to help. Much like the viral Spotify pie chart that gained popularity last year, Icebergify is another way for you to visualize your Spotify listening habits. So let’s see how you can get your own Spotify Iceberg and share it with your friends on social media.
Spotify Iceberg: Everything You Need to Know (2023)
Icebergify is a tool that allows you to explore the depths of your Spotify music tastes. Apart from Spotify Wrapped, which you can only access once a year, Icebergify allows you to understand your preferences at any time. By using Icebergify, you can understand the nuances of your music data and share your findings with your friends on various social media platforms.
Before learning how to create your own Spotify Iceberg, let’s take an in-depth look at the concept of Icebergify. Keep reading below to find out more!
What is Icebergify?
Icebergify is an open-source website created by Akshay Raj, a computer science student. The basic principle of Icebergify is to reproduce the concept of a iceberg – but for your popularity-based Spotify music taste. Your Spotify Iceberg will analyze the artists you listen to, then place them at different levels of an iceberg to portray either their popularity or their obscurity. Now I’m sure you’re wondering how does this actually work? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
To organize your Iceberg, Icebergify will collect data from the top 50 artists you listen or perhaps have listened in THE short term, medium term and long term. So that means your Iceberg will contain artists you listen to frequently, listened to in the past, and artists you just started listening to. Now remember that the data isn’t just based on your listening habits. Icebergify will also analyze your likes, saves, shares, playlists, and many more metrics to give you the full picture.
Along with your personal Spotify stats, the website will also rank your artists based on their level of popularity and demand. So let’s say you listen to a lot of Backstreet Boys and Son Lux. The Backstreet Boys will be at the tip of your iceberg, while Son Lux might be placed on a lower level. This is entirely based on the Backstreet Boys being more popular than Son Lux. Alternatively, if you occasionally listen to Ed Sheeran and Fenny Lily frequently, Ed Sheeran will always rank higher than Fenne Lily based on artist popularity alone.
How to Create Your Spotify Iceberg
Now that you know exactly what Icebergify is and how it creates your Spotify Iceberg, let us dive deeper into how you can create your own Spotify Iceberg.
Icebergify is a web application and you cannot download software to your Mac or Windows PC. So you will need to visit the Icebergify website to create your Spotify Iceberg. For reference, we are using the Chrome browser on a Windows PC in this guide. Follow the steps below:
1. Access the Icebergify (visit) website on your desktop using your favorite browser.
2. Once you are on the Icebergify homepage, click on the “create your ownbutton. The website will redirect you to the Spotify login page.
3. Once you are logged into your Spotify account, it will redirect you to the Icebergify agreement page, where you can see the permissions and data that Icebergify needs to access. Just click “Accept” for further.
4. Right away, you will be able to see your Spotify Iceberg for the current month of the year. However, if you want a full picture, you can click the “click here to see your all-time iceberg!” button at the top.
5. Once you click the button, it will take you to your all-time Spotify Iceberg. You can also visit the Icebergify FAQs by clicking on the interpret your iceberg option, but we already explained how it works above. And that’s all! You have successfully created your own Spotify Iceberg.
If you are on your smartphone and want to create your Spotify Iceberg, you can do that too. Icebergify doesn’t have a mobile app, so you need to open your mobile browser (for reference, we use Google Chrome) and visit the Icebergify website to create your Spotify Iceberg on your iPhone or Android phone. Here’s how it works:
1. Go to the Icebergify site (visit) on your smartphone and click on the “create your ownbutton. It will redirect you to the Spotify login page.
2. Now, follow the last three steps mentioned in the desktop section above to access your Spotify Iceberg for the current month, as well as your all-time Spotify Iceberg. And There you go ! You also have access to Spotify Iceberg on your mobile.
How to Share Spotify Iceberg with Your Friends
Now that you know how to make your Spotify Iceberg on your desktop and smartphone, it’s time for you to share your musical tastes with your friends and family on various social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter. But you must have noticed there is no share or download button on the Icebergify website.
However, if you’re on your Mac or Windows PC, you can right-click on the Spotify Iceberg image and select the “Save Image As” ability to download the Iceberg to the location of your choice. Additionally, you can choose to directly share the image to your platform of choice by simply selecting the “Copy Image” option and pasting the image to Twitter or Facebook.
If you’re on your smartphone, long press the image to open the context menu. In the menu, if you are on Android, you can choose the options of image copy, image download or image share. And if you’re on iPhone, you can also save the image to your photo library or choose to share the Spotify Iceberg directly via the “Share” option.
How to Troubleshoot Spotify Iceberg
It is important to note that you might experience some issues or internal server errors (500) when trying to access the Icebergify website. This should come as no surprise as Icebergify attracts a ton of traffic due to its demand and popularity. Many users have also reported that they can only generate their Spotify Iceberg after several attempts. The same has been recognized and addressed by the web developer himself. So here are some fixes that you can try to fix this problem.
1. Try refreshing the website
As explicitly stated by the developer, you should first try refreshing the website several times until you can see the iceberg on your screen. This will require you to be patient but should work by refreshing the browser 3-4 times.
2. Clear your browser cookies
You can also try clearing your browser cookies and cached data which accumulates over time. For reference, we will use the Chrome browser. You can visit the Settings menu and head to the “Privacy and security” section to access the “clear browsing data” option. From the menu, select the time range as well as the options that say Cookies and other site dataAnd Cached images and files. Press the “Erase data” to delete the cached data and try to access the Icebergify website again.
3. Connect/Disconnect VPN
If you are connected to a VPN network, this may also interfere with your access to the Icebergify website. In this case, disconnect from your VPN service and try to access the website again. If you are not connected to a VPN network, you can download one of the best VPN apps and access your Spotify Iceberg.
Frequently Asked Questions
How accurate is Spotify Iceberg?
During my experience with Icebergify, I noticed that the results were quite accurate. Knowing my own artist preferences and music listening habits, I found the Iceberg to be consistent with Spotify’s data. Overall, you can rest assured that Icebergify gives an accurate representation of your Spotify data.
Is it safe to use Icebergify?
The main feature of Icebergify is to give you a better and more comprehensive understanding of your Spotify listening habits. So, it requires access to your data such as your top artists, likes, saves, etc. You do not directly share your personal information with Icebergify such as your phone number and email address. With that in mind, you can trust Icebergify with your Spotify data.
Get your custom Spotify Iceberg chart now!
Now that you know how to create your own Spotify Iceberg, go get your personalized charter and share it to flex your musical tastes on social networks! Tell your friends about your musical tastes, dance to the usual rhythms and discover several new artists. You can also improve the way you use the streaming app by exploring these 25 handy Spotify tips and tricks. Alternatively, if the data geek in you isn’t happy with Icebergify, you can explore more other options for seeing your Spotify stats. That being said, who for you is the most obscure artist hidden under the surface of the Iceberg? Let us and our readers know about the new artists in the comments below.