Spotify music catalogue updated with 75,515 new tracks

I don’t have anything as exciting as yesterday’s news to write about but we do have a fairly large update to our music catalogue today that you can check out over the weekend. We’ve added 6,617 albums and singles today, in total 75,515 new tracks are now available.

Today’s update has a lot of indie content again courtesy of CD Baby, also included are a number of releases from the INgrooves catalogue. A few highlights include:

For a full listing of today’s additions please have a look at the Google Doc. As with every update not all albums listed may be available in your country and some tracks previously available may no longer be playable due to regional restrictions.

Spotify mobile demo at Google Android I/O

Earlier this week Gustav, Ludde and Anders took the long flight across the pond to San Francisco. They went over to take part in Google I/O, a conference for Android developers. We thought that rather than just keeping what we demoed to the group who attended we’d share with everyone.

Now, just to be clear – this is simply a demo and very much still a work in progress. And to head off the inevitable questions, we don’t have any more details on when it will be available, etc except that you will need to be a paying subscriber in order to access Spotify on mobile . Also, this isn’t the only mobile app we’re working on, so stay tuned to this space for all sorts of cool stuff in the future.

Spotify Premium UK, Dave Matthews Band exclusive

Dave Matthews Spotify Pre-release

On June 1st, Dave Matthews Band will release Big Whiskey And The GrooGrux King, the group’s seventh studio album and its first since 2005’s Stand Up. Starting today, Spotify Premium subscribers in the UK get the exclusive opportunity to listen to the album before it’s released.

Big Whiskey And The GrooGrux King pays tribute to the band’s saxophonist, LeRoi Moore, and features some of his last recordings. Moore passed away in the summer of 2008, halfway through the making of the album.

So now is the perfect time to Dive In and sign up for Spotify Premium.

Jamie Cullum on Spotify

This is the first of our guest blog posts. Jamie Cullum is an award-winning musician and a big fan of Spotify.

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I can’t work it out. I have been a music consumer my whole life. Obsessed by it, saved for it, longed for it. Now it appears that feverish collecting is coming to an end. Spotify even has those hard to find, Japanese Herbie Hancock albums. It is however missing quite a few independent gems. Hardly any Rhythm and Sound – a lot of stuff on some great labels – Stones Throw etc. Maybe physical releases will be purely for muso-head types, pitchforkers. I still go to Soul Jazz in Soho, Rough Trade in Notting Hill for recommendations and ensuing purchases. Always Ray’s Jazz for jazz; Portobello road for vinyl – Intoxica, Honest Jon’s. But I’ve also been buying stuff off of Boomkat for three years now – in fact a lot of my new artist discoveries come from their brilliant emails. I also am an Emusic subscriber – like iTunes with a better independent catalogue and much better editorial – like subscribing to melody maker with the ability to have each act you read about. Beatport for the finest selection of electronic music. And then of course iTunes itself – easy, massive and reliable. Deep down I still love to physically OWN music but Spotify……..oh my are we having a love affair!

Spotify is easy and beautiful. I had a Herbie Hancock day yesterday – building big, beautiful playlists from his interstellar catalogue. Who knows what I’ll decide to listen to today – maybe a Deep Purple day?

I don’t know what this means as a musician, but as a listener it’s very exciting.

In an idealist, rose tinted world it means that you only survive if you push yourself to be great, greater, unhomogenised. When everything is available with one click there is no need to keep listening. So you’d better make it brilliant. Perhaps in the real world it will mean it is even harder for the seething mass of undiscovered talent to peek through. I guess then, that is what record companies will still be needed for – nurturing and breaking talent.

I’m off now to finish my album to make sure sure it is brilliant.

Typed at great speed in the back of a cab.

Jamie’s new album will be released later this year and you can catch him on the Jazz World Stage at Glastonbury on 27th June. For priority on gig tickets, the latest news and exclusive content, sign up to the mailing list on jamiecullum.com. Also check out the playlist he’s put together with some of his favorite tunes.

Spotify pumps up punk content with Epitaph

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In the past couple of months we’ve announced a number of deals to add more classical and indie content to Spotify. Today we’re announcing something a little different, we’re really happy to let you know that we’ll be bolstering our punk and alternative rock catalogue with amazing content from Epitaph Records.

Epitaph is a California based label owned by Brett Gurewitz, founding member of Bad Religion. From its California punk rock roots with bands such as The Offsping, Rancid, Pennywise and NOFX, Epitaph has evolved into a leading independent label. It’s current artists range from Converge to Escape The Fate, Set Your Goals, New Found Glory, Ghost Of A Thousand, The Blackout and Every Time I Die.

They launched The Anti label in the late nineties which features Tom Waits, Neko Case, Bettye Lavette, Joe Henry, Booker T, Jason Lytle and William Elliot Whitmore, just to name a few. Burning Heart Records is also part of the Epitaph group and has albums released by Millencolin, Refused, Kid Down, Raised Fist and The Hives.

And while announcements are great, even better is actually getting the music so we’re really excited that the first batch of music from Epitaph is available in today’s music update.

Spotify music catalogue updated with 14,826 new tracks

Today we have some great new content, especially for the punk and alt rock fans out there. We’ve added 1,175 albums and singles today, in total 14,826 new tracks are now available.

A lot of today’s update comes from from Epitaph, our new label search comes in handy here. Bands like Bad Religion,The Offsping, Rancid, Pennywise and NOFX among others, are all included in this update

For a full listing of today’s additions please have a look at the Google Doc. As with every update not all albums listed may be available in your country and some tracks previously available may no longer be playable due to regional restrictions.

Spotify music catalogue updated with 10,624 new tracks

After a nice long weekend we’ve got some more music for you today. We’ve added 919 albums and singles today, in total 10,624 new tracks are now available.

Some of the new releases from today’s update include Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix by Phoenix. Also released today was Marilyn Manson’s new album, The High End of Low. The 80s rockers Simple Minds have a new release today, Graffiti Soul. Also up today is a special Franz Ferdinand release, Blood was originally packaged in the deluxe and box-set versions of their last album.

Also part of today’s update is the wider release of Daniel Merriweather’s new album, Love & War. Previously this was available only to premium subscribers in Sweden, UK and Norway but now users of our free service in those countries can also listen to the album a full week before its wide release.

For a full listing of today’s additions please have a look at the Google Doc. As with every update not all albums listed may be available in your country and some tracks previously available may no longer be playable due to regional restrictions.

Spotify and McAfee – a little mix-up

A little bit of unwanted excitement today when McAfee released an update to their virus definition file. This caused the antivirus software to falsely identify Spotify as a virus. Both Spotify and MacAfee are aware of this problem and they have released an update for their antivirus software.

I can assure you that Spotify is not a virus and contains no virus files, this is simply a misunderstanding on McAfee’s part.

A statement from them says: “This issue will be resolved in an early release of the 5623 DAT today (22nd May, 2009). Your McAfee products will update to this DAT version in the normal way and no additional action is required on your part.” You can also download the latest DAT version directly from their website.

To get Spotify working again, we suggest that you update your virus definition file now, you can normally do this by right clicking the McAfee icon in your system tray and selecting “Update”. If necessary, you can remove Spotify from your quarantine list as described by McAfee.

If you need to reinstall Spotify it is quite easy to do and you can always log in with your existing account, no need to create a new one. You can download the installer from our website if necessary.

We’re really sorry that this happened but we hope everyone can get back up and running in time for a nice weekend.