ShareMyPlaylists launches new bespoke Spotify App development studio, SMPapps.com

Our friends from ShareMyPlaylists.com have been developing Spotify Apps since late 2011 when the Spotify App Platform was in beta. Since that time they have released two versions of their own app as well as developing apps for clients, such as Coca-Cola Germany.

And now they have launched SMPapps.com, which is we believe the first bespoke Spotify App development studio in the world.

If you are interested in having a Spotify App developed and want to have a free consultation, you can get in touch with SMPapps.com here.

Our interview with Ryan Monroe from Band of Horses

Rock music is like a mirage, you get too close to it and there’s nothing there…”, Ryan Monroe from Band of Horses.

How was the Spotify show?
It went so smoothly! It was a really laid back atmosphere in the office too. I wish any real job I’d ever had could have been that cool.

The new album is called Mirage Rock – that’s a great title…
Ha! Well, Ben wrote a lot of the songs in his garage, so it’s a play on words. But we also like that idea that rock music itself is like a mirage, you get too close to it and there’s nothing there.

How would you explain Band of Horses to an elderly relative?
I’d ask them if they had heard of Neil Young or Creedence Clearwater Revival, then say we’re like Southern music mixed with angular indie rock. In short, we’re whatever we want to be!

What’s your most cherished possession?
Definitely my Roland 8-Track recorder. My brother bought it for my birthday about 10 years ago and I used to travel with it, but it was getting too beat up. I get a lot of use out of it and I love it. I don’t have a yearning for fancy cars or anything, so I’m happy with that.

What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned as a professional touring musician?
Two things stand out. One is it’s better to look for the notes not to play rather than the other way around. Secondly, be as sweet as you can to everyone you meet – the business is a lot smaller than you think.

What five records couldn’t Band of Horse exist without?
That is a tough question! You know, it’s very hard to say as we like a huge spread of music, but let’s go for Dinosaur Jr’s Bug, Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main Street, The Beatles’ White Album, Willie Nelson’s Red Headed Stranger and Ween’s Chocolate And Cheese. That’s quite a mix!

What’s happening for the rest of the day?
We’re playing in a bar. Yeah, it does sound good, doesn’t it! It’ll be a stripped down acoustic show with me, Ben and Tyler. Just six or seven songs, I’m really looking forward to it, we’ll play some new songs. We like to branch out and experiment when we can.

Finally, and crucially, what’s your favourite noise?
Let me think… OK, it’s my girlfriend laughing.

Good choice.
Isn’t it? Can I get the URL for this? She’ll love that answer.

Vinn biljetter till Lionel Richie

Med fler än 100 miljoner sålda album och en imponerande repertoar av hits är Lionel Richie en levande legend. I samband med lanseringen av hans senaste album Tuskegee gör han i höst sin första Europaturné sedan 2009 och gör under denna ett stopp i Stockholm och Malmö.

Två lyckliga vinnare får ta med sig en vän och uppleva Lionel Richie live – antingen i Ericsson Globe (16/10) eller Malmö Arena (17/10). Vilken är din favoritlåt med Lionel Richie?

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Lionel Richies fantastiska livespelningar lämnar sällan någon oberörd. Han levererar hits från sin 30-åriga karriär – allt från Commodores, via 80-talets ballader till senaste tidens popigare låtar. Lyssna igenom hans fantastiska låtskatt här:

Konsertinfo och biljettförsäljning – klicka här!