Spotify Premium Spain – “UP”

Our previous movie ticket giveaway in Spain was so popular we thought we’d do it again. We’re inviting 20 of our Spotify Premium users in Spain, along with 4 of their friends, to the sneak preview of critically acclaimed new movie from PIXAR called “UP”, courtesy of Walt Disney Studios. The preview takes place on July 27th, in Madrid.

If you’re in Spain and want 5 tickets to the preview then leave a comment here on the blog and we’ll contact the winners via email.

Nuestra última acción de regalar entradas a un pre-estreno ha sido tan popular que hemos pensado en repetirlo. Invitamos a 20 de nuestros usuarios SPOTIFY PREMIUM, junto con 4 de sus amigos, al pre-estreno de la nueva película de PIXAR “UP” (cortesía de Walt Disney Studios), que ha recibido las mejores criticas. El pre-estreno se celebrará el 27 de Julio en Madrid.

Si estás en España y quieres 5 entradas para el pre-estreno, déjanos un comentario aquí en el blog y contactaremos con los ganadores a través de e-mail.

Music catalogue updated with 3,617 tracks

We had update our catalogue with a few more releases. We added 352 albums and singles, in total 3,617 new tracks are now available.

A few highlights include:

For a full listing of today’s additions please have a look at the Google Doc. As with every update not all albums listed may be available in your country and some tracks previously available may no longer be playable due to regional restrictions.

Hints & Tips – History tab

Today’s tip might help if you’ve been listening to a new playlist on random and aren’t sure what the last song was or an ad played and you didn’t open Spotify fast enough to click the banner. We have a history tab in Spotify that allows you to see a listing of everything that you’ve listened to in a current session.

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To see the history of your current session head to the Play queue page, then click on the History tab. There you will see all the tracks and ads that have played since you last started Spotify and you can click on any of them to play over again.

Music catalogue updated with 65,763 tracks

This update went live last night but I didn’t get a chance to post what was included so here’s a nice Saturday read. We added 7,034 albums and singles, in total 65,763 new tracks are now available.

A large part of this update comes from CDBaby and INgrooves which has some interesting nu-disco and club music. A few highlights include:

For a full listing of today’s additions please have a look at the Google Doc. As with every update not all albums listed may be available in your country and some tracks previously available may no longer be playable due to regional restrictions.

Spotify Premium UK, The Dead Weather debut

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The Dead Weather is the latest supergroup to form bringing together members of The Kills, The Raconteurs, Queens Of The Stone Age and Jack White of the White Stripes. The Nashville based band was formed back in February 2009 and their murky mix of blues and classic rock has been generating early rave reviews.

Their highly anticipated debut album, Horehound, is being released next week in stores. In a UK exclusive Spotify Premium subscribers can get access to the full album starting today.

Spotify Premium UK, exclusive live & acoustic sessions

Today we’ve got two exclusive sessions for Spotify Premium subscribers in the UK that you should sure to check out.

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The first one is amazing Acoustic EP by Daniel Merriweather who’s hit album Love & War has been extremely popular on Spotify since it was released earlier this year.

The second release is a Spotify Live Session recorded by V V Brown. Her debut album, Travelling Like the Light, will be released later this month but premium subscribers can get an early taste of her live act.

Win a Spotify Premium subscription courtesy of Fiat

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We wanted to let you know about a little promotion that our good friends over at Fiat are running for the next four weeks in the UK. Fiat has put together the 500C feelgood playlist to collect the best summer tunes out there and they need your help extending the list.

Head over the the Fiat’s 500C site and submit your favorite feel good track and be entered to win a Spotify Premium account of your own. Once you’ve added to the list sit back and listen to it grow.

Indie content from Merlin and other indie labels proving to be hugely popular

We are adding new independent music all the time from various labels, content aggregators and others, but we have to give a special shout to our friends at Merlin. Merlin licensed over six thousand indie labels to us, including many of the world’s leading indies including Beggars, Domino, Kontor New Media, Koch, Wagram, Epitaph, PIAS, Finetunes, K7! and Warp which means we have some amazing independent music in our service that is proving to be hugely popular with Spotify users.

When we launched we wanted to ensure we had the widest possible choice of great independent music as well as the important major label catalogues. Thanks to Merlin (as well as others such as The Orchard, Bonnier Amigo and many more), we now have millions of amazing indie tracks.

When we were a totally unknown service, the guys at Merlin listened and worked with us to license an incredible amount of quality independent music, which is so important to a new music service. Having been live in the UK for a few months now (four to be precise) we have some stats to show that the significant majority of the top-100 indie tracks played on Spotify in UK were from Merlin members. Overall, 10% of all tracks streamed on Spotify in UK were from Merlin which is pretty cool. The entire independent community represents over 20% of music played in Spotify, which shows that users are very broad in their music taste.

All in all, we are grateful for the support and effort that many independent labels and aggregators have given us over the last few months but an extra thank you goes to Merlin, as Spotify was the first service they ever licensed. Nice one, Merlin!

Music catalogue updated with 17,688 releases

We’ve update our catalogue twice this week but I haven’t had a chance to post the additions yet so here we go. We’ve added 1,345 albums and singles so far this week, in total 17,688 new tracks are now available.

A few highlights include:

For a full listing of today’s additions please have a look at the Google Doc. As with every update not all albums listed may be available in your country and some tracks previously available may no longer be playable due to regional restrictions.