DJ Hero 2 giveaway and web game

DJ Hero 2 is out and contains some awesome remixes from the likes of Lady Gaga, B.o.B., Pitbull, Kanye West and many, many more.

As part of the launch we’ve got some great prizes to giveaway to Swedish users. Just post a playlist of at least two songs that you want to remix in DJ Hero 2 to this blog post and you’ll be entered to win your own DJ Hero 2 game and turntables. The game is available for PS3, Xbox360 and Wii.

And for everyone else they’ve put together this really great web version of the game that you can play right here on the blog. Give it a try!

Sharemyplaylists.com relaunched and Sonos giveaway

Our good friends over at Sharemyplaylists have recently revamp their site to make it even better. They’ve introduced a Playlist Generator, Playlist Recommendations and Playlist Partners to bring you even more great music.

ShareMyPlaylists.com now has over 27,000 playlist shared with just over 4 million tracks in their playlists which would take just over 22 years to listen to, now that’s a playlist!

To relaunch with a bang they’re giving away a Sonos S5 Wireless Music Player, and Apple iPhone and 6 x 6 month Spotify Premium subscriptions. Check out their House Party page to enter.

Spotify Premium exclusive – Kings of Leon’s Come Around Sundown

Kings of Leon will release the highly anticipated fifth album Come Around Sundown next week but we are excited to give Spotify Premium listeners in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Holland, Spain and France the chance to experience it a week early.

The album was recorded in New York at Avatar Studios and produced once again by Angelo Petraglia and Jacquire King. Come Around Sundown is the follow-up to the hugely successful Only By The Night, which sold over six million copies worldwide and garnered four Grammy Awards. It’s yet another bold and expansive statement by the Nashville, Tennessee-based quartet who, in the last two years, have become one of the biggest bands in the world; also one of the most creatively restless.

For a taste of what to expect from the new album be sure to check out the first single, Radioactive.

Sharemyplaylists.com October playlist selection

Our good friend Kieron from Sharemyplaylists.com provides us with another one of his beautifully curate playlist posts.

The Soundtrack to August 2010

We kick things off this month with our good friend iamnottheenemy’s regular ‘The Soundtrack to…’ playlist. Amazing music from the inimitable UNKLE with Follow Me Down, Klaxons new tune Echoes and the infectious Boyfriend by Best Coast, alongside a whole host of feel-good, sonic, sensations, to highlight why these playlists are amongst our most popular. Summer’s not over yet!

Polydor Records – What we’re listening to September 2010

The good people over at Polydor Records like to keep us up to date with the tunes that are tickling their musical taste buds each month, which we, in turn, like to pass on to you. Some great music here, new and old, and not just from artists signed to their label – how very altruistic. Click here for an eclectic mix of The Velvet Underground, Joy Division, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Primal Scream, Goo Goo Dolls and many more.

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Spotify debuts on Windows Phone

We’ve been steadily working to add more devices to Spotify Mobile and we have an excellent addition to the family to let you know about. Earlier today our CEO Daniel took part in an event at Stockholm’s Royal Institute of Technology along with Steve Ballmer of Microsoft to announce that Spotify is now available for Windows phones 6.x!

Over the past few months we’ve been working with Microsoft to develop the Spotify app for Windows Phone and we’ve put together a demo video for you highlighting some of the great features, have a look.

The full list of features for Windows Phone includes:
· Search, browse and play millions of tracks
· Stream over WiFi or 2.5/3G – All your existing playlists are available
· Offline playlists – Play your music without an internet connection
· On-the-fly sync – Every track you add to a playlist appears on mobile and computer
· What’s New tab
· Wirelessly sync your local files to your phone
· Starred tracks – tag all your favourites into a special list

Windows Phone users can download the new app directly by visiting m.spotify.com, and it will also be available for download on Windows Marketplace for mobile shortly.

And one last thing – we’re also very excited to announce that Spotify will be available on the upcoming Windows Phone 7, which from what we’ve seen is going to be just fantastic.