Say hello to Spotify Apps

We’re introducing a new world inside Spotify. It’s a world where there’s even more music for you to discover and a ton of new experiences to be enjoyed. Spotify Apps are here!

Spotify Apps are a bunch of cool, exciting and integrated apps inside Spotify, created by some of the best and brightest in the world. Each app brings you a new music experience tailored to you.

The joy of apps

Thanks to Spotify Apps, the best music reviewers can help you discover great music to listen to. Help yourself to recommendations through Last.fm and We Are Hunted, and expert tips from Rolling Stone, The Guardian, and Pitchfork.

But that’s not all…

Let’s say you’re listening to a new track and you’d like to know the lyrics. Just click over to the TuneWiki app and see all the words of the song perfectly synced as you’re listening.

Maybe you want to see a gig this weekend? Check out the Songkick app to find out if any of the artists in your library are performing near you. Then get your hands on tickets with a few clicks.

The apps you’ll discover over the next few days are only the beginning. We’ll surprise you, and probably be surprised ourselves, with many more new and wonderful experiences that will make Spotify even better.

How do you add apps?

In the left sidebar of Spotify, you’ll find a section called Apps. Click on this to bring up the App Finder. Go forth and find the apps for you.

For more about Spotify Apps, come this way . As always, we’d love to hear what you think about our new apps.

Happy Apping!

Note: You need the Spotify Apps Preview version to link to these apps directly. Get it here!

The Gorillaz turn 10 (and celebrate with Spotify)!

Gorillaz and Spotify
In their first ten years, Gorillaz have topped charts around the world, hit number 1 in more than a dozen countries, and received influential awards and recognition, all while collaborating with a stunning array of artists including Dangermouse, Lou Reed, Ike Turner, Bobby Womack, De La Soul, Little Dragon, Snoop Dogg and many, many more.

The Singles Collection: 2001-2011 is their career-spanning best of, available to stream and download now on Spotify.

To celebrate this release, the Gorillaz and Spotify have pulled together 5 weeks of exclusive content and interactive fun, including a 3-part radio programmed hosted by Murdoc and 2D taking us through the band’s history, live concerts not previously made available, plus competitions to win a one of a kind MacBook Air skinned with artwork created by renowned Gorillaz artist Jamie Hewlett.

Check out all the fun here and keep checking back each week for even more from the Gorillaz.

Win Tickets for the Kitsuné Christmas Club Night at XOYO

The Good Fun Issue, volume #12 of the famous Kitsuné Maison Compilations, is out!

Kitsuné’s head-honcho and the brain behind its renowned compilation series, Gildas Loaëc, is letting us discover it for the first time on headphones because his young sons are sleeping next door. The energy is stronger than ever in the spontaneous musical outbursts gathered in this new edition, which were of course conceived in bedrooms, kitchens and garages.

You’ll find on this new volume tracks by Mark Ronson, Hearstrevolution, Housse de Racket, The Magician… These tunes don’t beat around the bush and never fail to evoke emotion or make you want to jump up with joy.

To celebrate we are offering 3 pairs of tickets for the Kitsuné Christmas Club Night at XOYO (London) on Dec. 3rd with The Magician, Beataucue, Is Tropical, Logo, Citizens!, Theme Park and others… Click here to enter, (bribes aren’t accepted)!

You can also watch the minimix of the compilation.

Good luck!

Spotify Live presents Gruff Rhys and Josh T Pearson

Josh T. PearsonWe are very excited to announce our second Spotify Live event that will take place at The Lexington in London on November the 30th .

The gig will start with Texas-born solo artist, Josh T. Pearson, playing some tracks from his greatly reviewed debut solo album Last Of The Country Gentlemen. Following Josh’s performance is a set from frontman of the Super Furry Animals and member of Neon Neon: the Mercury Prize-nominated Gruff Rhys.

This is a special opportunity to see both Josh and Gruff up close and personal in a rare, intimate environment.

The gig is totally free! The majority of tickets will be given on a first come first served basis on the evening of the event. The doors open at 7.30pm.

Gruff RhysBut if you want to secure your place, if you are a Premium subscriber and over 18, you can email spotifylive@rockfeedback.com for the chance to get a plus one on the guest list and a complimentary drink on arrival. Winners will be notified the day before.

Also both the Guardian and Rockfeedback will be offering a limited amount of guaranteed tickets. For your chance of winning a couple of them, visit www.guardian.co.uk/music/spotifylive or www.rockfeedback.com.

The videos from the show will be available on the Guardian, Rockfeedback and here on our blog, so come back to check them out after the gig!

Spotify reaches 2.5 million paying subscribers

This week is Thanksgiving in the US. And we’ve got our own reasons to give thanks too.

Fanfare! Drum roll! Yes, we’re excited to announce that we’ve now welcomed 2.5 million paying subscribers to the service.

So we’d like to say a big thank you to all our subscribers, new and old. Keep spreading the good news about Spotify!

Of course, we’ll continue to focus on providing you with the best music service possible. We’ve got some exciting developments in the works, which we’ll share with you very soon.

Thanks for listening!

Your chance to get Tickets to see The Boxettes at Last.fm Live Fridays

Last.fm

Our friends at Last.fm have their next Live Fridays session in the Relentless Garage on the 2nd December, and they are bringing The Boxettes with them.

The Boxettes are an all female vocal group featuring the female world beatbox champion Bellatrix. Steeped in the influence of many genres, their music can loosely be described as a quirky kind of pop that reflects hiphop, drum’n’bass, electronica, soul and much more. This is a must see.

Not only that but you’ll also have the chance to see Clement Marfo & The Frontline, Daley and Stooshe.

It’s going to be a night of live music, DJs and certain playlists that will be created by you, the user. Last.fm have picked the line up from the Hype Charts and have booked the bands that you want to see, so the line ups are totally curated by you, the user.

We have a VIP pair of tickets to offer for the show. Click here to participate.

Take Away Shorts from Spotify Live Paris

Last week at the Pitchfork Paris Music Festival, La Blogotheque created a series of “Take Away Shows” featuring artists from the festival. A series of beautiful and unique videos has begun to appear on Pitchfork.tv, and will be continuing for several weeks.

You can enjoy now the three first videos from the festival.

Wild Beasts

Rosebuds

Real Estate

There are more videos coming up, you can stayed tuned on our blog for them. On the meantime check out the Pitchfork Paris Music Festival playlist on Spotify.

Spotify comes to Philips Streamium systems

We’re delighted to announce that Spotify is now available on Philips Fidelio Wireless Hi-Fi range. It’s now even easier to enjoy a world of music no matter where you are in your home.

The Philips Fidelio Wireless Hi-Fi range gives you access to all your music without moving an inch. You can stream your Spotify playlists and catalog throughout your home with the AirStudio app on your smartphone or tablet. Fidelio is Philips’ premium range of high fidelity audio products with excellent sound quality.

To enjoy Spotify on your Philips Fidelio Wireless Hi-Fi range you’ll need a Spotify Premium subscription, which gives you CD-quality 320 kbps sound, offline and mobile access, and exclusive music content.

A big hello to Belgium and Switzerland.

We had so much fun launching in Austria yesterday that we figured why stop there?

So today we’re doubly excited to welcome both Belgium and Switzerland to the Spotify family. Hello. Hello.

Our new friends will be able to enjoy all three Spotify services – from absolutely free to paid subscriptions.

Spotify Free the unsurpassed free music service. Enjoy free, on-demand, buffer-free access to millions of songs on your computer. No gimmicks. Just listen and love it, month after month. All new users in Switzerland and Belgium can experience unlimited free, ad-supported music for the first 6 months of their account. After that, you’ll be able to listen to 10 hours of free music every month.

Spotify Unlimited – all the special features of our free service, but with uninterrupted, ad-free access to Spotify on your computer. All for only 4.99EUR or 6.45CHF a month.

Spotify Premium -the top-of-the-range Spotify experience. Premium gives you access to all the music, all the time. Listen online, offline, on your computer, your mobile phone and a whole heap of other devices. Enjoy enhanced sound quality and access to exclusive content, competitions and special offers.
Premium costs just 9.99EUR or 12.95CHF.

As usual, we couldn’t miss the opportunity to create a playlist of tracks just for our Swiss and Belgian friends to enjoy.

Spotify is available right now. Simply visit our homepage to sign up, or click on any of the play links you see in Facebook to get started for free!

Happy listening!

Spotify Gift Cards now available at The Co-operative

We are delighted to let you know that Spotify Gift Cards are now available at The co-operative stores across the UK.

They come in three handy amounts. So, depending on how much you like someone, you can choose a 10 pound, 30 pound or 50 pound gift card! Your friends can redeem the card for a Spotify subscription, or download tracks to keep – it’s their choice.

To redeem a card just head over to our ‘Redeem your code‘ page and enter the PIN number on the back of the card.