What are my advantages and how does the Following work?

“The main advantage is that you will not miss any more releases of your followings. Every time your favourite artist or label offers a new release, you will see a number in the header. By clicking on it you will get to the MY FOLLOWINGS page. There you can listen to the new tracks and stream or buy them.
You can always unfollow or follow other artists and labels.”

It shows you that you have 5 NEW Tracks from your followings

On TRACKS you see all new Tracks. The first ones are the NEW arrivals.