We believe that giving artists more access to data gives them more power over their careers. So today we’re presenting a new set of tools to be as transparent as possible with the artist community.
This new site offers guidelines for artists and managers on how to get the most out of Spotify. We also explain our business model in detail – with specific numbers and equations used to calculate monthly payments to rights holders. We are disclosing an average per stream rate as well as a detailed equation on how artists are paid.
Introducing Artists Dashboards
Verified artists and managers will able to access a dashboard we’re launching in partnership with Next Big Sound. The free dashboard gives real time access to loads of Spotify streaming data relating to their music.
Pre-registration begins this week and we will begin rolling out access to authorized artists in the coming weeks.
Buy Concert Tickets and Merchandise on Spotify
We will enable artists to start selling concert tickets and merchandise within Spotify. We are rolling out concert listings on the Discover and artist pages where you can already buy tickets immediately through Songkick. Over the next few months we will be rolling out merchandise listings.
@SpotifyArtists on Twitter
Our Artists Services team is available to speak directly to artists and managers who may have more questions. They can be reached on our new Twitter handle @spotifyartists or on spotifyartists.com
We’re thrilled to announce the roll out of Spotify Connect on the BeoPlay A9. Now you’ll have built-in access to more than 20 million songs, and be able to control the music directly on the BeoPlay A9 sound system.
This is a software upgrade, so Spotify Connect will be available on all versions of the BeoPlay Sound Systems. Learn how to update your BeoPlay Sound System right here: http://www.beoplay.com
Then fire up the latest Spotify app on your mobile to control the music streaming on the speaker, no matter where it is. All your favourite Spotify features available for your home-listening pleasure.
For more information about the BeoPlay A9 product and update, visit
Spotify Connect is a Premium feature.
We promised you a better way to listen at home with Spotify Connect. Now our friends at Pioneer have a firmware upgrade available on their latest range of network enabled AV receivers and SMA wireless speakers to support Connect. These are the first commercially available home audio products with Spotify built in.
Fire up the latest Spotify app on your mobile to control the music streaming on the receivers / speakers, no matter where they are. All your favourite Spotify features available for your home-listening pleasure.
For more information about the Pioneer products and the update, visit www.pioneer.eu/spotify.
Spotify Connect is a Premium feature.
The new Spotify Follow Button makes it easier than ever to connect with your favourite artists, magazines and friends – all with a simple click of a button. You’ll start seeing Spotify Follow Buttons all over the web. By clicking Follow, you’ll get seamless and relevant updates, like your favourite artist’s latest album, or the pre-party playlist from your favourite music magazine.
Want to have your own Spotify Follow Button?
Add Spotify Follow buttons to your pages and make it easy for your web visitors to follow you, your favourite artists, or any Spotify profile. Great for artists who want to build a fan base, bloggers who want to raise their Spotify profiles, and music lovers who just want to share their tastes!
All you need to do is use our “Follow” button generator here.
The Spotify Follow feature gives you a simple way to share your music, curated playlists and latest releases – direct with your fans.
Are you ready? Here are some artists to follow:
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!
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?
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!
If you love electronic music as much as we do, you’re going to love the brand new Electrospective Spotify app!
Electrospective takes you on a musical journey through over 50 years of electronic music, from the work of visionaries like Kraftwerk to the rise of global stars like Daft Punk and David Guetta.
You can also check out awesome playlists from the likes of Martyn Ware (The Human League) and Mute Records founder Daniel Miller. Or create your very own playlists with the Playlist Generator!
Click here to check out the app now on Spotify.
We’ve been looking forward to posting this message for quite some time now. This morning we announced that we have signed groundbreaking licensing deals with a list of companies that include Universal Music Group, Sony BMG, EMI Music, Warner Music Group, Merlin, The Orchard and Bonnier Amigo.
What this means to us, is that after just over two years, thousands of lines of code, and even more cups of coffee, Spotify will launch today. We plan to roll out invites to our free service gradually over the coming months, while premium access to Spotify has now been made fully available.
So what does this mean for our beta test community? Existing accounts will immediately transition to become a free Spotify account. This means that you get to keep all of your playlists. As we have refreshed our database you might find that some music needs to be replaced or is no longer available. We are in the process of uploading lots of freshly licensed music and will continue to scour the globe in our mission to bring you any song you want, so please bear with us.
For those of you who have not yet had a chance to try Spotify, we’ll gradually be releasing more invites to our free service into the wild over the coming months. If you feel you can’t wait, or would prefer to experience Spotify without advertising, it is possible to get ahead of the curve if you buy a premium account.
We really appreciate all of your brilliant support so far and look forward to starting this new stage of the journey.