Bob Dylan music streams go up by 500% after Nobel win

The singer-songwriter is the first musician to earn the Nobel Prize in literature

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(FILES) This file photo taken on June 11, 2009 shows US singer Bob Dylan performing during the 37th AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Michael Douglas at Sony Pictures in Culver City, California. US songwriter Bob Dylan won the Nobel Literature Prize on October 13, 2016, the first songwriter to win the prestigious award and an announcement that surprised prize watchers. / AFP / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / KEVIN WINTER

Following Bob Dylan’s win for the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature, the singer-songwriter’s music has increased by more than 500 per cent on Spotify.

A day after Dylan’s win, the digital music platform said Friday that streams for his songs jumped by 512 per cent globally. His most-listened song after earning the prize was Like a Rolling Stone, which was increased by 258 per cent.

Dylan is the first musician to earn the Nobel Prize in literature. The 75-year-old is arguably the most iconic poet-musician of his generation.

He’s the first American winner of the Nobel literature prize since Toni Morrison in 1993.