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    The goal of start-up company indify is to track what music is trending online by looking at social media growth, and it makes perfect sense. Old school measurements like media coverage and sales are still indicators, but social media growth may be the most accurate sign (assuming it's organic) of a rising artist picking up engaged fans.

    Today we've linked up with indify to profile 20 artists whose social followings are trending in a big way. Some are bigger than others, but whether they're just starting or capitalizing off the buzz of a big single, the stats don't lie.

    Indify supplied some graphs for this feature that illustrate the growth. To see each one, click on the "Twitter" or "SoundCloud" label for a visualization of their recent success.