Give Spotify Premium a spin for seven days

We’ve always been big believers that if you try Spotify on your mobile phone you’ll fall in love with having millions of tracks at your fingertips everywhere you go, online and offline.

So to give everyone the chance to find out for themselves how great Spotify Premium really is we’ve got a seven-day free trial that you can sign up for.

If you haven’t tried Spotify Premium yet, then the free trial will allow you to listen to Spotify on your mobile phone (iPhone, Android, Symbian, etc) and on supported home stereo devices such as Sonos, Onkyo and Squeezebox. You’ll also get to use our great ‘Offline mode’ feature and boost the sound quality of your listening.

You’ll have to enter a credit card number or Paypal account info to take advantage of the offer but if you’re not totally happy you can cancel at any time and you won’t be charged. If you do decide to continue you’ll automatically become a regular Spotify Premium user after the seven days is over and you’ll be charged on a monthly basis.

So now, there’s no reason not to try Spotify Premium, give it a spin today!

Spotify and Onkyo – a match made in HiFi

We’re pleased to announce that Spotify will be available, for the first time, on home cinema receivers with our new partnership with Onkyo.

Spotify will be available on many of Onkyo’s 2011 network models, including the brand new TX-NR609, an updated version of the best-selling TX-SR608.

Spotify can be operated from any television screen connected to Onkyo’s home cinema receivers. With a few simple clicks on your remote you’re given onscreen access to your own playlists as well as your “What’s new” and “Starred” lists. You’ll also be able to explore further to browse artists, albums and tracks.

All you need to enjoy Spotify on Onkyo is an internet connection and a Spotify Premium subscription and you’re set to go!

Sharemyplaylists.com March playlist collection

Sharemyplaylists.com provides us with their latest installment monthly playlists.

The Soundtrack to February 2011

We kick things of, as always, with Phil Wilce’s brilliant The Soundtrack to February 2011. This is the must hear palylist on SMP, summarising succinctly the previous month in music; and what a blinder February was: check out trippy riffs from Miles Kane on Come Closer, the spectacular return of Mogwai on White Noise, pogoing indie-pop from Frankie & The Heartstrings, and the irresistible L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N. by Noah And The Whale.

Ben Sherman Playlist 2

Those cool cats over at Ben Sherman blew us away with there first ever SMP playlist (available here), so we couldn’t wait to get our paws on their second outing. Ben Sherman Playlist 2 is full to the brim with the freshest new indie and electro around, from the likes of A Sunny Day In Glasgow, British Sea Power, Caribou, Everything Everything, Joan As Police Woman and Wolfgang. Get involved now!

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Spotify reaches one million subscribers

1 Million Subscribers

It seems like only yesterday we were hatching ideas for a new music service in a tiny office-cum-apartment with a broken coffee machine, and the party we threw having reached one million users almost two years ago today was one to remember.

So it’s with a sense of real pride and excitement that we can announce a new milestone today, having welcomed our millionth paying subscriber to the service. It’s a testament to our fantastic users who continue to support us and spread the Spotify word, either by telling friends or sharing some of the 200 million playlists that you’ve put together so far.

From everyone at Spotify, we’d like to give you all massive thanks. We’ll continue to focus on providing you with the best music service possible, and look forward to adding even more cool new features over the coming months. What’s really exciting is that this is only the beginning.

Thanks for listening!

R.E.M. unveils Collapse Into Now

R.E.M. unveils its latest album, Collapse Into Now, in a European exclusive! Spotify Premium subscribers can listen to the 12-track album in its entirety before its release. Give it a listen now!

Additionally, we’re running a competition giving all Spotify users a chance to win a Fender guitar signed by Michael Stipe and a Sonos S5 wireless system.