Gagnez des places pour voir les Scissor Sisters en live

Après avoir vendu plus de 6 millions d’albums et fait danser le monde entier sur “I don’t feel like dancin’”, les Scissor Sisters reviennent avec “Night Work” – actuellement disponible pour les membres Premium.

Le groupe sera sur scène dimanche prochain, le 4 juillet, au Bataclan à Paris.
Le concert est déjà complet mais nous avons 2 x 2 places à offrir.

Pour gagner, dîtes-nous dans quel film figurera la chanson “Isn’t it strange ?”.
Petit indice, le film est l’épilogue d’une histoire ogrement drôle !

Les 2 premières bonnes réponses gagneront les places, bonne chance ! Le concours est ouvert à tous les membres.

Spotify sur iPhone en tâche de fond, c’est en route !

Nous savons que vous êtes nombreux à attendre avec impatience la mise à jour de notre application pour iPhone qui supporte l’iOS 4 et la lecture en tâche de fond. Nous sommes ravis de vous informer qu’une mise à jour a été présentée à Apple pour approbation.
Nous espérons qu’elle sera acceptée rapidement et pour nous faire pardonner de vous avoir fait attendre nous y avons ajouté une petite surprise qui devrait rendre l’utilisation de Spotify mobile encore plus sympa, restez à l’écoute !

iPhone update submitted, background listening included!

We know that many of you have been waiting for an update to our iPhone app that supports the latest iOS 4 and background listening. We’re happy to say that an updated app has been submitted to Apple for review. Hopefully we’ll get a speedy approval and to make up for the extra little wait time we’ve added a nice little surprise to make Spotify mobile even more exciting for you, stay tuned!

Win a pair of VIP tickets to the Fib Heineken Festival

The Fib Heineken Festival is one of Europe’s most renowned music festivals, set amongst the stunning natural beauty of the East Spanish coastal town of Benicassim. The unique location of the festival and the nine days of camping allow the attendees to enjoy a beach holiday as well as a music festival.

This year’s event, which starts on July 15th, features an amazing line-up with bands such as Gorillaz, Kasabian, The Prodigy, Vampire Weekend, Lily Allen, The Klaxons, The Specials, Leftfield and many, many more performing.

As a special prize for our users we’ve got two pairs of VIP tickets to giveaway for the event.

To win the tickets we’re looking for you to put together the ultimate summer playlist and submit it here on the blog along with a short reason why you and to attend the festival and we’ll pick the two top playlists and contact the winners.

Summer 2010 + Glastonbury + Win an iPad courtesy of Drowned In Sound

Welcome to a special edition of DrownedinSound.com founder’s Sean Adams’s playlist post.

World Cup fever, strawberry splits and Wimbledon whites… aaah, summer, glorious summer, with your sweaty buses and cooling breezes, how we love thee. And how we love to summer parties, blasting bass at barbeques and laying around listening to hazy songs when it’s too hot to sleep. Here is a selection of playlists by DrownedinSound.com to throw on your stereo this summer.

But first, thanks to Ray-Ban, you have a chance for you to win an iPad by simply sharing your summer playlist. Visit DrownedinSound.com now for more details and your chance to win.

Songs of Summer 2010

A selection of my summer songs of 2010 like Fool’s Gold’s ‘Nadine’, Passion Pit’s Lady Gaga remix and LCD Soundsystem’s ‘I Can Change’, mixed with a selection of recent classics (or perhaps big hits in a parallel pop universe) from The Rapture, Ratatat and Joy Orbison.

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40 Years Of Glastonbury

Ahead of this year’s Glastonbury festival (full coverage here) we have compiled a 40-track playlist featuring some of the highlights of the world’s most influential over the past 40 years. Premium subscribers with their mobile devices hooked up to their car stereo, as well as those of you slinging all your stuff in a giant bag on your back, can enjoy this en route. Warning: this playlist includes Aswad.

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SeaninSummer

This is a playlist I threw together for a party last summer. You may notice I got bored compiling half-way through and put on loads of songs with sun-related titles, like ‘Staring at the Sun’, a song by TV on the Radio and by U2 and also by The Offspring.

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DiS Editor’s LPs of the year (so far)

With the year at its half-way mark, here is a selection of albums I’ve been loving so far this year including the epic-metal of Deftones, the soaring roar of The Besnard Lakes and the lyrically vivid world of Villagers. The DiS community have been sharing their albums of the year so far, share yours here.

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What’s on your stereo this summer? Share it in the comments below but also don’t forget to share your summer playlists on DiS for your chance to win an iPad.

Spotify Premium, Scissor Sisters exclusive EP

Scissor Sisters, one of the biggest acts in the past decade, have been hard at work in the studio putting the finishing touches on their third album, Night Work. The new album is the follow-up to the phenomenal success of 2006’s #1 album Ta-Dah.

Starting today, Spotify Premium subscribers can listen to a five-track sampler taken from the new album, including a Spotify-exclusive remix, before the album’s street launch on June 28th. Also be sure to check out the video for the first single, Fire With Fire.

Spotify exclusive, We Are Born

Grammy nominated and Aria winner, Sia is originally known as the mesmerizing voice behind Zero 7. She returns this summer with a brand new single ‘Clap Your Hands’ which is taken from her fourth album ‘We Are Born’, a total feelgood pop triumph delivered with Sia’s signature flair.

The album is set for wide release in September but in an exclusive to Spotify users can listen to the entire album all summer long before anyone else – for more information about Sia check out www.siamusic.net.

A selection of playlists for June

ShareMyPlaylists.com provides us with another in their series of excellent playlist posts. You can check out thousands of playlists at ShareMyPlaylists.com – they’ve got a little something for everyone.

One Hit Wonder
A playlist that will spark many a ‘I remember that’ moment here with a mixture of true class from the likes of Deee-Lite, Semisonic and Spin Doctors and some slightly more questionable, but equally enjoyable, numbers from Rick Astley, Chumbawamba and Babylon Zoo. Not all strictly one hit wonders but a great listen none the less.

The Soundtrack to May 2010
Top Share My Playlister iamnottheenemy has put together another monthly musical retrospective for your audio pleasure, and what a cracking month May has been. Huge tunes from Chemical Brothers, LCD Soundsystem, UNKLE, Massive Attack, The Black Keys and innumerable other sonic masterpieces all together in one handy playlist.

Tiffany Page’s Playlist
Next up is a selection of tunes picked by hotly tipped singer songwriter Tiffany Page. “The songs that I’ve chosen inspire me to pick up my guitar and start writing” says the 24 year old. Her choices include The Rolling Stones, The Rapture and Radiohead amongst others. Check her out her recent EP, Intro, for yourself here.

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Mise à jour de l’application Spotify sur Symbian

Dans la foulée de la mise à jour de notre application Android, nous publions une mise à jour de l’application Symbian. De nouvelles fonctionnalités sociales et de gestion des fichiers personnels sont ainsi intégrées dans les téléphones Nokias, Sony Ericsson ou Samsung compatibles.

La mise à jour inclut :

  • La possibilité de jouer vos fichiers locaux et de les synchroniser sans fil entre votre ordinateur et votre téléphone
  • La boîte de réception et les titres sélectionnés
  • Les téléphones Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro et Nokia C5 sont maintenant compatibles

Allez sur m.spotify.com à partir du navigateur Internet de votre téléphone mobile pour télécharger la mise à jour. Bonne écoute !

Spotify for Symbian updated with local files and social support

Hot on the heels of our update to our Android app we’re releasing an update to our Symbian app which brings a number of the great social and local file features we’ve recently launched to your Nokia, Sony Ericsson or Samsung compatible phone.

The additions include:

  • Support for playing and wirelessly synchronizing local files to your phone
  • The Inbox and Starred features have been added
  • We’ve added support for the Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro and Nokia C5 phones

Point your mobile phone’s browser to m.spotify.com to download the update. Enjoy!