Santa’s little helpers

As we busily plan and prepare for all the exciting things we have coming up for Christmas it’s starting to resemble Santa’s workshop around the office, if you don’t believe us take a look yourself.

Rockbjörnen & Aftonbladet are handing out Spotify invites

rockbjornen.gifOur good friends over at Rockbjörnen & Aftonbladet started a promotion last Friday in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Rockbjörnen music awards. As part of the celebration they are handing out 1000 Spotify invites to people who nominate their favorite artists for the awards, so if you are looking to get a Spotify Free account, go and enter.

The voting is done online at www.rockbjornen.se, Aftonbladet will notify the winners via SMS after November 29th once the nominations are complete.

Spotify Premium, your Wonderchild

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Back in September Christian Walz headlined at the Spotify party in Stockholm and
after such a wild and crazy experience he’ll certainly Never Be Afraid Again! Next week Christian is releasing his new album The Corner and this weekend our premium users in Sweden can be first to hear it.

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Premium users in Sweden can also pre-listen to Eldkvarn’s new album Hunger Hotell and we have 2 exclusive tickets to the release party at a secret Stockholm location on Monday night, to win leave a comment and we’ll pick a winner Monday morning.

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Plus fans of Studio can check out Dan Lissvik’s first solo album 7trx+intermission , exclusively on premium this weekend.

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Oh and there’s even more, Lena & Orup will be performing live in Stockholm on December 3rd and we have two tickets up for grabs! So if you are a Spotify Premium user leave a comment to this blog and we’ll pick a lucky winner by the 26th of November.

We will contact winners via their registered email address, winners need to respond to claim a prize…….so remember if you do enter make sure you Dubbel check your mail from Spotify!

New music is now live!

We’re really excited to let you know that we’ve added a whole bunch of new content to Spotify this week from some great indie labels.

Now you can listen to new artists and albums from the Merlin network which represents the rights of hundreds of independent artist, this week’s updates are primarily from the Beggars and Matador labels. These labels have some fantastic bands such as the Pixies and Belle & Sebastian that we hope you check out. Enjoy!

A short introduction of Spotify’s new community manager

Hi there!

I just wanted to take a minute to introduce myself to everyone, my name is Andres, and I’ve recently joined Spotify as a Community Manager. What that means is that I’m here to talk to, and more importantly, listen to all of our Spotify users. I’ll be actively available to users on our GetSatisfaction forums as well as posting here on the blog.

The reaction from users in our first few weeks since going public has been amazing and I’m looking forward to hearing and interacting more with you, so don’t hesitate to leave a comment if you have any questions or just want to talk Spotify. ☺

In the spirit of sharing I also thought I’d let you know what I’m listening to right now on Spotify. I’m more of a full album kind of guy rather than playlists and my current favorite album is Ryan Adams – Easy Tiger.

I look forward to hearing from everyone.

Afterwork at Debaser Medis

Last Friday Max and I had the opportunity to do a Spotify gig at Debaser Medis.

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Sure, we have fooled around DJing with Spotify at parties and at the office. But this, this was for real! Those last few minutes before opening time lots of worries rushed through our minds; Is anyone going to show up? Are too many going to show up? Can we pull this off? Will people request enough songs to play? Will we get hung? Luckily all fears were in vain, and it turned out really great, you can listen to the playlist here.

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Max and I had a great time and I can only hope that everyone there did as well.

Hopefully this was only the first of many similar events. All we can say is “tack” to Debaser and to everyone who showed up!

Spotify Premium, helping you relax

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To celebrate the release of Dido’s new album Safe Trip Home and as a big Thank You
to our premium users. This weekend our premium users in Sweden will not only be able to listen to Dido’s new album before it goes on open release next week, but we are also offering all you stressed souls the chance to win a day of pampering and relaxation at the infamous Yasuragi spa in Stockholm.

To enter please leave a comment to this blog, explaining why you really deserve some extra Quiet Times.

For that little something extra this weekend premium users in Sweden can also pre-listen to IL DIVO’s new album The Promise and The Priests new album.

Spotify Premium,