New Metadata API

A few days ago we released the first version of our new Metadata API and I wanted to make sure everyone knew about it. The Metadata API allows you to search for tracks, albums and artists, much like you search in the client, but you get the result in XML format.

The first use of the API was done on our very own http://www.spotify.com sharing links which, as of last week, display artists and track name rather than just the HTTP link when share with your friends.

Have a look at Magnus’ post on the developers site for all the details about the new API. We look forward to seeing all the neat uses that people come up with.

PayPal now fully supported

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Just wanted to briefly let everyone know that PayPal is now fully supported in all of our launch countries. So if you’re in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Spain or France and have been waiting for PayPal before upgrading to Spotify Premium then now’s your chance.

French summary: Un petit mot pour vous dire que vous pouvez désormais utiliser PayPal pour vous abonner à Spotify dans tous les pays dans lesquels Spotify est disponible. Si vous attendiez de pouvoir utiliser PayPal pour vous abonner à Spotify Premium, il est temps de le faire!

Spanish summary: Sólo queríamos informaros a todos que Paypal ahora se admite como sistema de pago en los paises en los que opera Spotify. Así que si estás en Suecia, Noruega, Finlandia , España o Francia y estabas esperando a Paypal antes de actualizar a Spotify Premium, ya no esperes más!

Music catalogue updated with 124,170 tracks

Another music update this morning to let you know about with lots of new releases. We added 9,554 albums and singles to the catalogue, in total 124,170 new tracks are now available.

A few highlights includes:

Have a look at the Google doc for the full listing of all the releases. 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.

Let us know what gems you find in this update.

Spotify Premium Sweden, Too Far Gone

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Swedish singer and songwriter Jill Johnson is well known for her winning performance at Melodifestivalen. In 2007 she release the album Music Row which went on to become a huge hit and later this month she’s releasing the followup album, Music Row II, and starting today Spotify Premium subscribers in Sweden can listen to it first.

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Name The Pet released her first single, American Boys, earlier this month. Her self-titled debut hits the stores in November and Spotify Premium subscribers in Sweden, Norway and Finland can listen to entire album starting today.

Our first ‘reklam’

Here’s a little ad that we put together that is currently running on Swedish TV channel Kanal5. It’s the first time we’ve done an ad like this and we quite liked the way it turned out so we thought we’d share it with everyone. Big thanks to Calle, Leo and Kaj and the other Superstrikers at Identityworks who produced it for us!

Music catalogue updated with 42,516 tracks

Another music update this morning to let you know about. We added 3,190 albums and singles to the catalogue, in total 42,516 new tracks are now available.

A few highlights includes:

Have a look at the Google doc for the full listing of all the releases. 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.

Let us know what gems you find in this update.

Music catalogue updated with 120,410 tracks

Another big update to our music catalogue, some of these were added last week but I wasn’t able to post them then so I’ve included everything in today’s update. We added 9,266 albums and singles to the catalogue, in total 120,410 new tracks are now available.

A few highlights includes:

Have a look at the Google doc for the full listing of all the releases. 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.

Let us know what gems you find in this update.