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:

Listen to Goldfrapp’s Exclusive pre-release!

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Goldfrapp, one of the UK’s most treasured and creative bands, have released their sixth studio album exclusively for Spotify users 3 days before it’s general release.  

The beautiful ‘Tales of Us’ is a cinematic and lyrical record full of and fairy tales and modern folklore - listen now on Spotify!

 

 

 

 

 

The new Killers album is coming – and we’ve got an exclusive trailer!

Starting right now Spotify has an exclusive 24 hour premiere of the final segment of the video trailer for the upcoming Killers album, Battle Born.

Artfully capturing each band member’s journey to the studio, this video, titled “Brandon, The Battle Born,” is the finale of a four-part trailer series that gives fans a taste of a new album full of music heavily influenced by the band’s Nevada roots.

Watch here to follow Brandon Flowers and the rest of the band across the red plains of the desert and shimmering lights of Las Vegas to the studio for a moving performance of their new single, “Runaways”.

Want more? Only a few more weeks until Battle Born is out on September 14th! In the meantime, check out “Runaways” here or jam out to The Killers’ complete discography in the Complete Collection App on Spotify.

Say hello to mobile radio

You asked and we listened! Today we’re making Premium even more powerful with mobile radio. Now available for iPhone and iPad.

A stellar radio experience is now just a click away –

Play everywhere

  • Tap into millions of songs wherever you are. Just like the desktop, mobile radio has the entire Spotify catalog to choose from.

Just create stations

  • Create stations based on any artist, album or playlist, and let Spotify bring you one great song after another. Skip if you disagree!

Save the songs you love

  • When you like a song, give it a thumbs up and it’ll be saved to a “Liked from Radio” playlist – available to listen whenever you want.

Make it more personal

  • Every time you give a song a thumbs up (or down), Spotify learns. Our radio gets even better the more you listen.

Give it a try for free

  • Don’t have Premium? Sign up for our 30-day free trial to discover mobile radio and a whole new world of music on your devices.

So get ready for a radio experience without equal – download our app today.

Say hello to Spotify Apps

We’re introducing a new world inside Spotify. It’s a world where there’s even more music for you to discover and a ton of new experiences to be enjoyed. Spotify Apps are here!

Spotify Apps are a bunch of cool, exciting and integrated apps inside Spotify, created by some of the best and brightest in the world. Each app brings you a new music experience tailored to you.

The joy of apps

Thanks to Spotify Apps, the best music reviewers can help you discover great music to listen to. Help yourself to recommendations through Last.fm and We Are Hunted, and expert tips from Rolling Stone, The Guardian, and Pitchfork.

But that’s not all…

Let’s say you’re listening to a new track and you’d like to know the lyrics. Just click over to the TuneWiki app and see all the words of the song perfectly synced as you’re listening.

Maybe you want to see a gig this weekend? Check out the Songkick app to find out if any of the artists in your library are performing near you. Then get your hands on tickets with a few clicks.

The apps you’ll discover over the next few days are only the beginning. We’ll surprise you, and probably be surprised ourselves, with many more new and wonderful experiences that will make Spotify even better.

How do you add apps?

In the left sidebar of Spotify, you’ll find a section called Apps. Click on this to bring up the App Finder. Go forth and find the apps for you.

For more about Spotify Apps, come this way . As always, we’d love to hear what you think about our new apps.

Happy Apping!

Note: You need the Spotify Apps Preview version to link to these apps directly. Get it here!

Spotify Premium Sweden, I Want It That Way

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The Backstreet Boys recently released their latest single, Straight Through My Heart, and their new album “This Is Us” is out at the beginning of October.

Next Friday, September 11th, they will be in Stockholm to meet with fans and media and one lucky Spotify Premium subscriber in Sweden can win a chance to meet the group and then see them in concert on December 4th at Hovet in Stockholm.

If you want to meet the band and see them live later this year drop us a quick ‘why I should win’ comment on the blog and we’ll pick a winner on September 7th. Good luck!

Spotify Premium Nordics, Hocus Pocus

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The English singer/songwriter Jamie T picked up the Best Solo Artist prize at the 2007 Shockwave NME Awards. His debut album, Panic Prevention, was short listed for the Mercury Prize and now he’s back and set to release his second full length album later this month.

Starting today Spotify Premium users in Sweden, Finland and Norway can listen to the new album, Kings & Queens, and for a taste of what to expect check out the first single, Sticks ‘n’ Stones.

Spotify Premium UK, Chalk Stars

Animal KingdomNew UK group, Animal Kingdom, could be loosely compared to the likes of The Cure, The Flaming Lips and Grandaddy. They’ve been making quite an impression on those who have heard them on tour with Vampire Weekend and Camera Obscura and their first single, Tin Man, has been receiving rave reviews.

Their debut album, Chalk Stars, is set to be released later this year. Starting today Spotify Premium users in the UK can listen to their new EP Signs And Wonders exclusively. Enjoy!