Make the music video for Kim Cesarion’s new track!

 

How creative can you be in 15 seconds? Make an Instagram video for Kim Ceasrion’s new track “Trade Ya” taken from his coming debut album Undressed. Listen to the music, film what you feel and post on Instagram, using the hashtag #Xperia_MakeTheVid, before June 13th.

The winner gets the mission of  actualizing their idea and create a music video for the song, with a little help from de award-winning mobile phone – Sony Xperia Z2.  

Follow Kim Cesarion on Spotify get an update when the single is released!

Download this package of parts of the song: 
http://smarturl.it/KimTradeYa
 
Follow Kim on Instagram:
http://instagram.com/kimcesarion

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All entries must be submitted before  June 13th. A jury, consisting of Kim Cesarion and representatives from Nöjesguiden, Sony Mobile and Sony Music, selects the entries that go to the final stage. These videos will be posted at nojesguiden.se, where everyone can vote for their favorite. The video that gets the most votes before the contest has ended (30 June) will receive an Xperia Z2 and a production budget of up to 30 000 sek for producing the music video for Cesarion’s track Trade Ya.

Those who participate in the contest must follow Instagrams Terms of Use: http://instagram.com/legal/terms

Welcome to our new friends from The Echo Nest

The Echo NestExciting news everyone! Today, we’re joining forces with pioneering music company, The Echo Nest.

The incredible team at The Echo Nest has been on a mission, just like us, to make music listening better for everyone. Together, we’ll be able to improve music discovery by bringing you amazing people to follow, better radio stations, and great playlists from friends and music experts.

Over time, The Echo Nest technology will enhance every aspect of the Spotify music experience.

So here’s to new friends!

For more info, read here

 

 

Spotify Picks – David Whiting

David WhitingWe’re back with this year’s first #FavoriteFollow, David Whiting, from our Stockholm office. Listen to some of his favourite tunes and learn stuff about David you never knew you didn’t know!

Where are you from and how did you end up at Spotify?

I grew up in the UK, moving around various parts of the west country playing in all kinds of bands, studying Mathematics in Bath and eventually ending up in London doing Data Engineering for Last.fm. In early 2013 when the pace of London life all got a bit much for my rural roots, I crossed the North Sea to join Spotify in Stockholm.

What is your role at Spotify?

I work on the Data Infrastructure team, which supplies the technology necessary to process the huge amounts of data that Spotify produces every day. A lot of the time this means trying to solve tough programming problems with headphones on and the volume up to 11.

What is your most memorable concert?

As an attendee, probably the time I saw Crystal CastlesFriendly Fires and White Lies all on the same bill for around £10 in early 2008. It was at this really cool venue called Thekla in Bristol, which is a boat permanently moored near the city centre with space for about 300 people. All three of the bands went on to be massive, so It’s amazing that I saw them all in one go.

As a performer, it’s almost certainly playing to a 500-strong entirely captive audience while opening for VNV Nation at the O2 Academy in Islington, London last month with my band Heretics.

What has been one of your coolest moments while working at Spotify?

In September I got the chance to go to NYC for a couple of weeks to work with colleagues in the office there and to give a talk at the local Hadoop User Group, which was a really great trip.


Which album would you say defined your adolescence and why?

When I was 17 years old, my music taste was limited mostly to old 80s electronic bands and brit-pop from the 90s. A friend lent me a copy of Brand New’s “Deja Entendu” and it opened me up to a whole world of music and concerts and friends. In the end, it’s probably the only album from that alternative emo rock scene which still sounds great today; there was a load more albums from various bands that I used to listen to at the time, but this is the only one I still come back to.

If you had to describe yourself in one song, what song would it be?

Demoscene Time Machine – The Greatest Adventure

It’s a bit of a cheat because I wrote it, but I think it sums up my attitude to life pretty well.

What song do you have on repeat right now?

Light Asylum – Shallow Tears - such power and intensity, I can’t get enough of it; or if I’m in more of a party mood, the Shiny Mob remix of Gangsterlove by Alice Francis.

What is the best band name ever?

Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band

If you could choose to be in any band throughout history, which would it be?

I think being in Kraftwerk in the 70s and helping to shape the whole future of popular music by the pioneering use of synthesisers would be amazing.

Tell me about your picks.

My music taste is really varied, so I’ve tried to include a representative sample from lots of different styles, compiled from a combination of my Spotify playlists, my jams on This Is My Jam and my Last.fm listening data. You’ll hear synthpop, indie, nu-disco, electro-swing, chiptune, acoustic, folk and dark electronics in the playlist, so if you don’t like what you’re hearing, then you might well find something you like if you skip a few.

Check out David’s picks here and be sure to Follow him on Spotify!

 

Need Spotify in the kitchen? Argon Audio introduces the first table top radio with Spotify Connect.

In the further endeavors to enjoy music in our lives we realize the importance of letting the music permeate these everyday situations – May it be the living room, on the road or in the kitchen. The table top radio has always been the regular guest in the kitchen and with the latest firmware in Argon Audio’s iNet2+ radio Spotify Connect enters this world!

Through your trusted Spotify app you can now easily play your favorite music and playlists directly on the iNet2+ radio. And if you have other Spotify Connect units in your home you can enjoy the features of changing the music as you move from room to room. Everything you know and love from Spotify is also available with the Spotify Connect units.

For further information about the Argon Audio iNet2+ and the firmware update, visit http://www.argonaudio.com/
For information about where to purchase your Argon iNet2+ radio, visit http://www.hifiklubben.dk/