Discover with SoundHound. Play on Spotify.

We’re delighted to let you know that Spotify is now available for SoundHound’s apps on iPhone, iPod touch and Android in Europe.

Just tap the new “Play Now in Spotify” feature to go direct from Soundhound to our Spotify Mobile apps where Spotify Premium subscribers can immediately listen to the full track and explore more music from the tagged artist.

One of SoundHound’s feature that we just love is that you can hum or sing a song into your phone and they’ll identify it for you. So get your best singing voice ready and download SoundHound now.

Let’s Get Collaborative

Here at Spotify we believe that sharing is a fundamental aspect of enjoying and discovering music. With this in mind, we’ve developed collaborative playlists to help you spread the love. This means that not only are you able to share playlists with others, you can also open them up to collective compiling and editing!

How to Collaborate

In order to turn on collaboration for a playlist, right-click (or Ctrl-click on the Mac) the list and select the “Collaborative Playlist” option. Next, copy the HTTP link or Spotify URI of the playlist and send it to a friend.

When your friend clicks on the link, it opens in Spotify and your collaborative playlist is added. Now you can both make changes, which will appear on both of your screens instantly. Collaborative playlists appear with a green icon and text, and sync automatically between the different users managing that playlist.

Sharing the Playlist

You can share the playlist with any number of people. Anyone who gets the link will be able to alter your playlist, as well as pass the link onto others. There is currently no way to give only specific users the right to alter a collaborative playlist, other than by controlling the access to the link. The link is the key to the playlist. You can, however, turn off the ‘collaborativity’ of the playlist the same way you turned it on. Everyone who has got the link will still be able to view and play the list but only you will be able to alter it.

Introducing Bikini – free download of their EP for all Spotify users

Bikini is an electronic collective from British Columbia, now dispersed across North America. In the wake of their 2010 EP RIPJDS, band members converged from four points of the continent to write and direct their first music video, prep their live show and tour it in select cities. The year culminated with an unforgettable night at the Austin Museum of Art at SXSW, which ended a year of logistical pangs with a old fashioned band brawl. With renewed focus, Bikini’s Aaron Aujla and Kieran Magzul are working on a new LP to be released later this year. To date, the tracks have been built between Aujla’s New York City studio and the forests of northern British Columbia where Magzul treeplants. The yet to be titled LP is set to be finalized later this summer and should be released for the end of 2011.

Make sure to head over here where Spotify users can download Bikini’s RIPJDS EP (6 original tracks) + 5 remixes, as well as a bonus remixes from Grimes, and a exclusive, unreleased track, called “End of Mars.” Naturally, you can also stream the EP through Spotify here.

Alexis Jordan debut album on Spotify – compete and win three months of Spotify Premium!

With all of the stars that fill our sky, there are very few that shine as bright as Alexis Jordan. With flowing red hair, just as vibrant as her personality, 17 year-old Alexis possesses an emotive, awe-inspiring voice that is packed with a power strong enough to brighten our entire world.

Born in Columbia, South Carolina, Alexis embodies the new spirit of America with her rich cultural background that includes her father’s Puerto Rican heritage and her mother’s African American, Native American and European ancestry. Singing since she began to speak and songwriting since she was in 3rd grade, at age 11, Alexis moved with her parents and three younger siblings to Santa Clarita, California to pursue a career in the arts. After performing the National Anthem for the United States Air Force Academy, the extremely talented, young singing phenomenon started to attract a ton of attention. Soon, she was asked to sing at the start of various professional baseball games, which quickly gave way to bigger and better opportunities.

Alexis first single “Happiness” is a beautiful up-tempo song about self-joy and empowerment. The debut track reached platinum status in The Netherlands. The second single “Good Girl” is on the playlist of several radio stations. Click HERE to listen to Alexis Jordan’s album on Spotify.

Also, if you are a premium user or if you sign up for a Spotify premium subscription during the month of August, you can enter the competition and compete to win three free months Spotify premium subscription. Click HERE to compete!