Nå har du sjansen til å møte LidoLido og Gabrielle og få Spotify Unlimited!

Nå på fredag har du sjansen til å møte og mingle med de stigende stjernene LidoLido og Gabrielle. Fra klokken 2 står de på Narvesen Continental i Oslo, og sammen med Spotify gir de bort Unlimited-kontoer til de første 50 besøkende som klarer å svare på en av spørsmålene nedenfor. (Du svarer i butikken):

Hva er Gabrielles fulle navn ?
Hva heter Dj’n som LidoLido jobber mye med?

Mellom klokken 14-15 på fredag vil du finne Spotify, Gabrielle og LidoLido på Narvesen, Stortingsgata 6 i Oslo. Husk at det er bare de første 50 besøkende som får møte LidoLido, Gabrielle og få Spotify Unlimited. Førstemann til mølla!
Ser deg der!

PS. Etter fredag, er det også mulig å kjøpe Spotify Unlimited i alle Narvesen og 7-Eleven butikker over hele Norge.

The sounds of June courtesy of Sharemyplaylists.com

The Soundtrack to May 2011

We hit the ground running with the biggest of mixtape monthlies, The Soundtrack to… May’s edition is a suitably joyous symphony of eclecticism: there’s the devastatingly ace Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair from Arctic Monkeys; the long overdue return of Tom Vek on the infectious A Chore; the only British MC you need in your life, Ghostpoet with Survive It; and the singer-songwriter everyone’s talking about, Ed Sheeran on The A Team. All these and more await you in the best monthly round-up of fresh music you’ll find anywhere on the web.

New Releases – June 2011

Allow us to introduce to you our brand new, er ,New Releases playlist. You know that half-proselytizing, half-misanthropic blog post we do, Singles Club? Yeah you do, it’s the one where we say stuff about how listening to Jennifer Lopez makes you question whether we are "the lowest ebb in human history." Yeah, well that. You can listen to all the tracks we review on that, as well as the very best new release on Spotify, each and every month by clicking here. Don’t forget to subscribe!

Busy P Presents…

Ed Banger records got joined SMP this month, bringing with them a smorgasbord of mixtapes from their incredible roster of DJs and producers. This one’s from their head honcho, the top boy, the main man, Busy P. Not only is Pedro Winter an incendiary DJ in his own right, in Daft Punk he managed arguably the biggest dance music act of all time for over ten years – shifting six millions albums in the process – and, amazingly, he’s still only 34 years old. Including a handful of his own productions, his mixtape also features Metronomy, Panda Bear, The Strokes, James Blake and more.

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Special footage from tonight’s Glastonbury headliner – U2

Tonight U2 headline the legendary Glastonbury Festival on Worthy Farm. There’ll be 150,000 watching the set live in Somerset – along with millions watching on TV in the UK and Ireland. Spotify have been given access to special footage from the build up to their performance, which includes interviews with the band and exclusive rehearsal footage from 2010 and earlier this year.

Included in the selection is an exclusive clip of the band discussing their legendary song ‘Vertigo’. Watch below for a unique insight into the band and visit u2.com for more.

Spotify Premium exclusive – Beyoncé “4” album 24 hour pre-listening!

Following her Grammy award winning album ”I Am…Sasha Fierce” and now the hit singles “Run The World (Girls)” and “Best Thing I Never Had” Beyoncé releases her highly anticipated new album “4” in Norway on the 24th of June.

However, Sony Music has given Spotify Premium subscribers an exclusive pre-release of the album. The album is full of new styles, amazing ballads, and, of course, that unbelievable Beyoncé voice. You can check it out right now.

Spotify Premium exclusive – Pitbull Planet Pit album 5 days early!

Following his smash hits On the Floor featuring Jennifer Lopez and Give Me Everything
featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer
Pitbull releases his hotly anticipated new album Planet Pit in Norway on 20th June.

However the nice folks at Sony Music have given Spotify Premium subscribers a 5 day exclusive pre-release. The album is full of superstar collaborations including tracks with Akon, Chris Brown, Kelly Rowland, Nelly, T-Pain, Sean Paul and Ludacris and many more.

Spotify exclusive – Foster The People debut album

LA-based three piece Foster The People will release their debut album ‘Torches’ on 27th June but Spotify users can stream it now!

Already causing a storm in the U.S. where the band attracted huge crowds at this year’s SXSW Festival and Coachella, ‘Torches’ looks set to soundtrack the summer ahead and beyond with its glistening pop choruses, hypnotic synths and hook-laden melodies.

From the funk-bass grove of ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ complete with an instantly catchy, hum-along chorus to the slow-building, epic closer ‘Warrant,’ it’s easy to see why Foster The People have already garnered a huge amount of critical acclaim and public adoration in the U.S.

With production from Paul Epworth (Florence & The Machine/Friendly Fires), Greg Kurstin (Lily Allen) and Rich Costey (Muse) and with influences and inspirations ranging from The Beach Boys to New Order, the bustling ‘Life On The Nickel’ and album opener ‘Helena Beat’ showcase the bands knack of twisting a glorious melody around a funky synth line and thunderous drums.

The band will be playing the following UK festivals this summer:
Sunday 26th June – Glastonbury Festival (John Peel Stage)
Saturday 16th July – Lovebox Festival
Sunday 17th July – Latitude Festival

Win tickets to the Hove Festival

Our friends over at the Hove Festival have been kind enough to give us five pairs of passes to the festival to hand out to our Spotify Premium subscribers. The tickets are for the entire festival and include the camping area.

The Hove Festival is the concert event of the year in Norway and runs June 28th – July 1st. Acts appearing include The Strokes, Robyn, Linkin Park, Big Boi and many many more.

To enter to win tickets all you need to do is post a comment here on the blog along with a link to your favourite song from one of the artists performing at the festival. We’ll pick and announce the winners in the coming weeks.

For more details about the festival and to purchase tickets check out their official website and don’t miss the Official Hove Festival playlist.

Suede’s Coming Up remastered and win tickets to see them live at Latitude Festival

To celebrate the launch of the fantastic “Coming Up” album released today, Suede and Spotify have teamed up to give you a chance to win 2 weekend tickets to see the band perform at the UK’s ‘Latitude’ Music Festival. Latitude Festival runs from 14-17 July in deepest Suffolk and Suede are headlining the Sunday night. It’s going to be quite an evening.

All you have to do is:

1. Go to the suede_remastered profile in Spotify and (if you haven’t already…) add Suede to your ‘People list’ by pressing “(+Add Suede)”

2. Click on the playlist for the “Coming Up [Deluxe] Edition” and “+Subscribe” to it.

3. Right-click on the album artwork then click on the ‘Share to…’ button to share the ‘Coming Up [Deluxe]’ playlist with your friends.

The competition runs until the 2nd July 5pm GMT.

Hope you enjoy all the great Suede songs we post up over the next few weeks and remember each new album will be available on Spotify Premium the week before album release, and the full deluxe versions on the week the reissue albums come out!

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Spotify programming competition completed!

On Saturday May 21st, we held the second annual Spotify programming competition. The overall interest was massive, with 1375 participants registering for the event. After the competition no less than 219 participants had solved at least one or more of the problems, you can view the complete statistics to see how everyone faired.

The top hundred contestants will receive a Spotify T-shirt, and the top five will receive an awesome Sonos ZonePlayer S5 (see picture)! We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the participants for their efforts, and we hope to see you again in next year’s competition!