Royal Wedding Playlist

To celebrate The Royal Wedding, we’ve put together a playlist featuring all the highlights from the service! Listen now for a sneak
preview of the music that will be played during the service at Westminster Abbey on Friday April 29th :
Royal Wedding Playlist

There will also be three brand new pieces of music played during the service, which you will be able to listen to exclusively on the Official Royal Wedding Album, available on Spotify from next week. The album will include the music, the readings and blessings, and of course the exchange of vows between Prince William and Catherine Middleton.

Also, please remember to sign the official guest book and leave a message for the happy couple.

www.officialroyalweddingalbum.com

24 hour programming – team Spotify

This weekend four of our talented developers will be participating in the programming competition Challenge 24 in Budapest, Hungary. 30 teams have qualified for the onsite finals in this 24 hour marathon competition. Last year a team of Spotify developers came in fourth place – we hope for an even better result this year!

If programming is your cup of tea then stay tuned for more details about the Spotify Programming Challenge coming up in May. And while you’re at it why not check out our jobs site for exciting career opportunities.

Spotify proudly presents…The Wombats profile page

Listen to The Wombats’ long awaited album ‘The Wombats proudly present… This Modern Glitch’ on Spotify NOW!

To celebrate the release, you can check out the band’s Spotify profile which features music that inspired them during the four years they took to write and record the album. You can also hear the band talk about their choices in this special Wombats radio show.

The album is the band’s follow up to the 2007 platinum debut, ‘Guide To Love, Loss And Desperation’, which has now sold over 300,000 copies worldwide. It features the band’s two biggest airplay hits to date, ‘Tokyo (Vampires And Wolves)’ and ‘Jump Into The Fog’, as well as the latest single ‘Anti-D’.

NME described the album as ‘ecstatically uplifting and bursting with classic modern pop tunes’.

Check it out now and see if you agree.

Exclusive Spotify competition – Win Exclusive Signed Guillemots Artwork

Fyfe Dangerfield’s prestigiously talented band Guillemots are back with their eagerly awaited third album ‘Walk The River’, released on 18th April. Following the Mercury Music Prize nominated ‘Through The Windowpane’ (2006) and the top ten ‘Red’ (2008) the band recorded ‘Walk The River’ with producer David Kosten (Bat for Lashes, Everything Everything) and have delivered an album that’s as innovative as it is classic.

To commemorate the release the band are giving away an exclusive signed framed print of the artwork which is exclusive to Spotify users. For your chance to win all you have to do is enter the competition here.

Stars of Camden Crawl 2011

Set up by Chris Blackwell in 1959, Island records is one of the music industry’s most iconic labels, the home of artists ranging from Bob Marley to U2, from Robert Palmer to Free, from Amy Winehouse to Mumford And Sons, from Pulp to PJ Harvey, from John Martyn to Nick Drake and many more.

This Saturday Island Records live showcase Island Life returns to Camden Crawl. Headlining are the newly signed Kings of Camden Tribes. Playing a headline show in the area that is their spiritual home, this is one of the must-see shows of this year’s Crawl. Also on the bill, Jon Fratelli, now sounding more barn-storming than ever in solo guise his legions of loyal fans will be heating up tiny Enterprise pub following some art-pop glamour brought to the bill Island’s cerebral sugar babe Cocknbull Kid. The label’s rising stars complete the line up; Kid Adrift, Rizzle Kicks and Angel.

You can check out music from these artists and other Island rising stars of 2011 on the Island Records playlist here. Subscribe to it to receive regular playlists from the historic label featuring new artists and classics from the vaults curated by Island staff and artists. Let us know what you think by commenting below.

Spotify Premium – Panda Bear’s Tomboy

Noah Lennox aka Panda Bear, one of Animal Collective’s founding members, releases his latest solo album “Tomboy” to Spotify Premium subscribers today!

In celebration of this we’ve got an exclusive live set available to Spotify Premium subscribers as well as a competition where fans can win tickets to the Animal Collective curated All Tomorrow Parties event. All you have to do is subscribe to the Panda Bear Live from De Kruen playlist and ‘Like’ Panda Bear’s Facebook page.

Win UK gig tickets and classic British albums, thanks to the Best of British release

In celebration of all things British, Spotify users have the chance to win £200 worth of gig vouchers (that can be used for nights out at 100′s of venues across the UK), as well as classic albums – thanks to the release of the Best of British album. Enter now by adding your favourite song from a British artist into the Best of British Spotify Playlist

The new Best of British release features 60 classic British tracks, from Queen, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Police, The Cure, Coldplay, Amy Winehouse and more.

Lucozade Energy activity continues with Tinie Tempah

Lucozade continue to bring you exclusives on the most in-demand artists in the UK and this month feature multi-Brit Award winner Tinie Tempah.

Fresh from filming the new Lucozade ad Tempah took some time out of his busy schedule to talk about his inspirations. Find out about the soundtrack to Tinie’s childhood, his collaboration with Travis Barker, who he’d like to work with in the US – vote on your favourite and you could be in with a chance to win VIP tickets to his arena tour in November! You can listen to Tinie’s collaboration with explosive drummer Travis Barker for Lucozade right here on Spotify – Simply Unstoppable (Yes Remix).

Spotify Exclusive – The Gorillaz’ Fall Pirate Radio Show

“If Plastic Beach was an island, The Fall is it’s jetty… Just a nice bit of… er… wood sticking out of the side. It’s a kind of… an extension I’ve had built” – 2D, on The Fall

“Music, Explosions, Excitement!” – Murdoc, on The Fall Pirate Radio Show

To celebrate the release of The Fall by The Gorillaz, you can listen to Murdoc and 2D’s The Fall Pirate Radio Show exclusively on Spotify now, featuring tracks from the latest Gorillaz album, as well as material from PJ Harvey, The Kills, The Rolling Stones and more.

Spotify users can also win a one-of-a-kind customised Gorillaz iPad 2, pre-loaded with The Fall. Enter today on the contest page.

Update to Spotify for Android – version 0.4.9

Today we have an update for our popular Android app available. Just head over to the Android Market or m.spotify.com with you phone and you can download the latest update.

Changes included in this update are:

  • Ability to choose storage location on devices with more than one memory card.
  • Changes to user interface.
  • Reduced startup time.
  • Improved battery life when using Spotify.
  • Volume control now always controls media volume, even if music is not playing.
  • Support for media buttons and audio focus APIs introduced in Froyo.
  • Much improved music syncing over WiFi.
  • Voice search now works properly when in Spotify.
  • Scrobbling issues have been fixed.
  • Bug causing missing cover art for local files has been fixed.
  • Failing to sync with locked screen has been fixed.
  • Music starting by itself after a phone call has been fixed.
  • Many other stability and performance improvements.

Enjoy!