Introducing Spotlight

Spotlight

This year alone Spotify has created brilliant, exclusive content in collaboration with artists like Daft Punk, Avicii and Kendrick Lamar, but now we’re ready to go further. Say hello to Spotlight, the new home for a whole host of fantastic music, the freshest discoveries and the hottest recommendations right at the heart of Spotify.

Spotlight will show you what’s hot and who’s next, plus there’ll be the coolest exclusives, pre-releases, b-sides and remixes alongside new artist recommendations, playlists, track-by-track commentaries and video interviews.

We’re launching Spotlight with two of the most exciting artists in the world today, Los Angeles’ own HAIM and New Zealand’s Lorde. There’s never been anything like this on Spotify before, so if you’re ready to meet your next favourite new band and discover a world of amazing music then we’ll meet you there.

For the best freshest recommendations and hottest tracks of the year so far, follow our Spotlight On 2013 playlist:

September Beats presented by @thursplay

6:27 imageHere’s what you’ll listen to on this September Beats by our friends at @thursplay :

Closing the month of September with 15 awesome hand picked songs on September Beats by @thursplay [2013]: listen to Postiljonen with their very cathy and smooth “Supreme” followed by Black Light Dinner Party’s great song “We are Golden”. The amazing canadian pop band Stars has new music out, check out “Wishful” and the very soulful Eliza Doolittle singing “Big When I Was Little” from the Spotify London office!

What else? Oh yeah, listen to brand new music from Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire with “Reflektor”, with her ever so smooth sound in her new single “Shadows” is Swedish singer Big Fox and also Swedish singer Laleh with “Colors”.

Still on this playlist: Colours in the Streets, Andrew Belle, CHVRCHES and more!

What were your favorite releases during September?

Share them with us today on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #thursplay.

Hello Argentina, Taiwan, Greece and Turkey – Spotify here!

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We’re delighted to announce that Spotify is available in Argentina, Taiwan, Greece and Turkey starting today. There are millions of songs on Spotify – from old favourites to the latest hits. Just hit play to stream anything you like!

Spotify works on your computer, laptop, mobile and tablet. So whether you’re working out, partying or relaxing, the right music is always at your fingertips.

It’s easy to get started. Just subscribe or listen for free. (Yes, free!)

Spotify Free – Instant music for free on your computer, featuring ads.

Spotify Unlimited – Unlimited, ad-free music on your computer.

Spotify Premium – Listen on mobile and download songs for when you don’t have a connection.

Do you know anyone in Argentina, Taiwan, Greece and Turkey that would love to have the best music for every moment?

Send them a song today!

 

Tooji intervju

Tooji ble i 2012 manges favoritt etter deltagelsen i Eurovision, men så ble det stille fra artisten. Til nå. «Rebels» kan på alle måter kalles et comeback for Tooji, og den rykende ferske singelen er minst like catchy som man kunne håpet på. Vi bare måtte finne ut mer, så vi huket tak i Tooji for en kjapp prat.

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Fortell om din nye singel, «Rebels». Hva er det vi hører?

Sangen handler om å “face” seg selv. Trå ut av komfort sonen vår og tørre å følge hjertet. Vi er alle vår verste fiende, og det er som oftet vi selv som holder oss tilbake. Soundet er både dramatisk, dynamisk foregår i et visuelt tidløst landskap.

Hvordan skiller dette seg fra det du har gjort tidligere?

Rebels er den første singelen hvor jeg introduserer mitt alter ego/artistiske jeg, både musikalsk og visuelt. Musikken er der jeg får utløp og reiser inn i et landskap som både er dramatisk, følsomt og mørkt. Jeg er takknemlig for at jeg etter så mange år kan dele dette med publikum, og vise mitt sanne jeg. Det har jeg ventet lenge på.

Hva er det som kjennetegner din musikk?

Jeg beveger meg alltid innenfor pop, men eksperimenterer mellom det organiske og harde elektroniske. Mye “native american” inspirert landskap med inspirasjon fra 60-tallet (nancy sinatra, meiko kaji, Googoosh), brakt inn og blandet med moderne pop.

Hvilke tre album kan du ikke leve uten?

Kill Bill Vol. 1 Original Soundtrack – Kill Bill Vol. 1 Original Soundtrack

Devendra Banhart – Cripple Crow

Goldfrapp – Tales Of Us

Hva hører du på akkurat nå?

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Hvor kan man se deg spille neste gang?

Wherever my path takes me.  ….. who knows?

 

Our Interview With Jimmy Anderson

Jimmy and EduardoLancashire and England cricketer Jimmy Anderson has been called the best bowler of his generation and it was he who, basically, won England the Test Match back in July. Indeed, such is his dedication to the sport that he laughs that his favourite noise is, “the sound a ball makes when it hits a bat’s sweet spot.”

But there’s more to Mr A than that. He is, in his own words, a huge music fan and he’s recently been appointed as Nordoff Robbins’ newest Ambassador. “I’ve got to see first-hand the difference music therapy can make to all kinds of people,” he said recently. “Their work is really unique and I’m proud to support them.”

All of which made us wonder exactly what music does he love? So, being the proactive types we are we phoned him up and asked him.

“OK, so this is what I’m listening to right now,” Jimmy told us. “Which also means it’s what we have on in the dressing room!”

Daft Punk – Get Lucky 
I’ve always loved Daft Punk and this song’s great. This would definitely get played all the way through in the dressing room!

Imagine Dragons – Radioactive
I heard this on the radio recently and loved it. The album’s great too.

Stereophonics – Indian Summer
I’m a proper, long-term fan of the band and I love the new album.

Django Django – Default 
This is a great record – I’d love to see them some time, but we always tend to be playing when the festivals are happening!

Justin Timberlake – Mirrors 
I wasn’t really a fan before this new album, but this is a great song.

Bastille – Laura Palmer 
Bastille are definitely my favourite new band of the moment – love this.

Choir Of Young Believers – Hollow Talk
This was the theme for a TV show called The Bridge that the whole team watched on tour. Boxsets are brilliant, we’ve watched Luther, The Wire and Breaking Bad recently.

Crystal Fighters – You & I 
I’m totally new to this band. I heard this on either Radio One or Absolute Radio – I flick between them all the time – and was hooked straight away.

Jake Bugg – Someone Told Me
I first saw Jake on Later and thought he was great. I really love his album.

The Lumineers – Ho Hey
Brilliant song and I love the video where there’s whole rooms of people dancing with the band.

James – Tomorrow
This song was a huge part of my childhood – I’d listen to it in my bedroom over and over again. It might just be my favourite song ever!

 

Introducing Spotify Landmark

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Spotify Landmark is the story behind the greatest musical moments, told by the folks who made them. The show weaves together intimate interviews with artists, producers, industry figures and celebrities to create an “aural history” of legendary albums, concerts and events.

Our premiere episode focuses on Nirvana’s final studio album, In Utero, which is being re-issued this month to mark its 20th anniversary.

Uncover the story behind this iconic album with Spotify Landmark here!

 

Syv fakta om Avicii

Endelig er det her, Aviciis lenge etterlengtede debutalbum «TRUE»!  For å feire dette, har vi bedt Avicii om å gi oss syv fakta om seg selv til Spotify-brukerne.  Er du klar? -13

Første plassen jeg noen gang opptrådte som DJ: Louie i Miami, tilbake i 2010. 

 Personen jeg drømmer om å samarbeide med: Adele, hun har en helt utrolig stemme. 

 Denne tilbakemeldingen vil jeg aldri glemme: Da jeg hørte Pete Tong snakke om min første premiere, låten «Man Man», under sendingen hans i 2009. 

 Første instrumentet jeg lærte meg å spille: Gitar. 

 Artisten jeg misunner: Jeg prøver å unngå å sammenligne meg selv med andre – Jeg gjør min egen greie og fokuserer 110 % på det. 

Sangen som forandret livet mitt: Byron Stingily – Get Up (Everybody).  Denne sangen er en gammel klassiker. Enkel, men likevel fantastisk!

Mitt beste råd til alle håpefulle DJ-er der ute: Ikke gi opp! Det tar lang tid å virkelig få taket på produksjonsdelen. Det samme gjelder for mestring av skivene. 

 Hør Aviciis debutalbum  TRUE nå, her på Spotify! 

 

100 Years of Music with Vanity Fair

What’s the best way to celebrate 100 incredible years of Vanity Fair?  A soundtrack of course!  And not just one playlist – but ten playlists – for each decade along the way. 

From the swingin’ Jazz Age to the groovy Seventies to your favorite recent hits in the Aughts, dive into a century of incredible music here!

 

Be the first to hear the FIFA World Cup Anthem exclusively on Spotify!

Hey sports fans, if you’re like us and are already looking forward to the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ we are pleased to share with you the Official Coca Cola anthem, “The World is Ours” by David Correy.

 

In a tour spanning more than 92,000 miles, Coca-Cola and FIFA will take the iconic World Cup Trophy on its longest journey to date. Announced today, the route for the highly anticipated 2014 FIFA World Cup™ Trophy Tour will give more than one million people around the world the chance to experience football’s most coveted prize in their own communities.

For the latest from the FIFA World Cup™ Trophy Tour including upcoming tour destinations and dates, exclusive interviews, photos and videos, visit the official website www.fifa.com/trophytour, the official Facebook page, and on Twitter @TrophyTour