Exclusive sampler for Rumer’s Seasons Of My Soul

Rumer will release her much-anticipated debut album, ‘Seasons Of My Soul’, on November 1 but starting today you can check out an exclusive five track sampler of the album before it’s wide release.

Many will already be familiar with Rumer’s first single, ‘Slow’: a smouldering love song, with a stop-you-in-your-tracks vocal that saw radio producers inundated with phone calls, asking what they were listening to. Be sure to check out the sampler today and the full album starting next week on Spotify.

Every Step’s a Yes + premium subscription giveaway

Every Step’s a Yes, the excellent new album from The Bees, is out now. Their self-produced fourth album is generating rave reviews…

“The Bees are back and the world is suddenly a better place” 4* The Independent

“What would it take to make the Bees a national treasure? All these songs need is a little of your attention and it’s a done deal.” – 5* THE TIMES

“The Bees seem to have a bottomless honey-pot of tunes” – Q Magazine

To celebrate the release the band are giving you the chance to win a Spotify Premium account for 12 months. To be enter simply fill out your details on the contest page. You can win limitless ad-free listening and Spotify on you mobile phone for an entire 12months.

If you have already heard the album then let Aaron + Paul from the band talk you through the process of the recording and each track in depth with the videos below.

Spotify in the Palm of your hand

We’re always looking for new ways to make Spotify available to as many music fans as possible, so today we’re really excited to announce that Spotify Mobile is launching on Palm’s smartphones.

If you’re using either a Palm Pre or Pixi phone running webOS then you can download Spotify from the webOS app store now, giving you all the great features you’ve come to expect from our mobile apps.

The full feature set for Spotify on Palm smartphones includes:

  • Search, browse & play millions of tracks
  • Offline playlists – listen to music with no mobile connection
  • Wirelessly sync your local files to your phone
  • View your friends’ top lists and see what playlists they’ve created
  • Send & receive music from friends via the inbox
  • Share music via Facebook, email and messaging
  • Create, sync and edit playlists
  • LastFM scrobbling

As with all of our Spotify Mobile apps a premium subscription is required. So if you’re a Palm user there’s no better time than now to upgrade.

Enjoy!

DJ Hero 2 giveaway and web game

DJ Hero 2 is out and contains some awesome remixes from the likes of Lady Gaga, B.o.B., Pitbull, Kanye West and many, many more.

As part of the launch we’ve got some great prizes to giveaway to Swedish users. Just post a playlist of at least two songs that you want to remix in DJ Hero 2 to this blog post and you’ll be entered to win your own DJ Hero 2 game and turntables. The game is available for PS3, Xbox360 and Wii.

And for everyone else they’ve put together this really great web version of the game that you can play right here on the blog. Give it a try!

Sharemyplaylists.com relaunched and Sonos giveaway

Our good friends over at Sharemyplaylists have recently revamp their site to make it even better. They’ve introduced a Playlist Generator, Playlist Recommendations and Playlist Partners to bring you even more great music.

ShareMyPlaylists.com now has over 27,000 playlist shared with just over 4 million tracks in their playlists which would take just over 22 years to listen to, now that’s a playlist!

To relaunch with a bang they’re giving away a Sonos S5 Wireless Music Player, and Apple iPhone and 6 x 6 month Spotify Premium subscriptions. Check out their House Party page to enter.

Elektra Records turns 60 with a prize giveaway

This year marks the 60th Anniversary of Elektra Records, an iconic label that has been hugely influential in shaping modern music. To mark this momentous occasion Elektra and Spotify are offering one lucky Spotify Premium member the chance to win a collection of Elektra goodies. The prize includes a limited edition print as well as 50 CD albums; and with artists such as Tom Waits, Tracy Chapman and The Doors being just a fraction of the incredible repertoire the label has delivered over the years, this really is a competition worth entering!

To take part in the competition simply visit the contest page and follow the instructions. Good luck!

Elektra have also put together a playlist of some classic tracks that the label has produced over the years. The playlist is available to all Spotify users, just go the the Elektra’s profile page and subscribe.

Mt. Desolation self-titled debut

Mt. Desolation, the new alt-country side project of Keane’s Tim-Rice Oxley and Jesse Quin, release their debut album ‘Mt. Desolation‘ this Monday. The project was hatched over many a pint of Guiness on a blustery and cold September night in Dublin by the two friends. In a wildly animated conversation about music they decided to make a country album. The band have since revelled in the joy of making music without any motive other than just doing what they loved. Over the course of 10 songs, ‘Mt. Desolation‘ circles a broad pool of emotions. It is a record born out of a spirit of adventure and a lot of fun was had in the making of it.

You can sample a taster of the album for free on Spotify Mt. Desolation – Mt. Desolation Sampler or head over to Spotify Premium to hear the whole album in full before anyone else plus bonus track ’Emily’. If that’s not enough, you can also watch an exclusive interview and session with the band Tim and Jesse.

Chris de Burgh’s Moonfleet EP

On October 18th, Chris de Burgh releases his 19th studio album, Moonfleet & Other Stories; a stunning tale of treasure and betrayal. To celebrate, Chris is releasing an exclusive EP to Spotify on October 13th, the Moonfleet EP, available to Spotify Premium listeners. With the Moonfleet tour coming up in 2011, as well as a Christmas single and special edition of The Lady in Red to be released before then, Chris de Burgh fans will certainly like what the future has to hold.