Today we’re launching the best-looking Spotify ever. Introducing a new darker theme, refreshed typography and rounded iconography, playing your favourite music has never looked so good. We’re not only improving our looks though. We know how much you love playlists, but that you’ve been looking for more ways of managing your music. So today we’re introducing Your Music: helping you save, organise and browse your favourite music the way you want to. All in one place, and across all platforms. Building your personal music collection just got a lot easier.
We’re also improving our Browse feature, delivering even more relevant and localised content. So regardless of whether you’re looking for something to fall asleep to, or the perfect playlist to get you geared up for your big night out, finding the right music for every moment is easier than ever. Our new design, Your Music and the updated Browse will roll out gradually to our iPhone, desktop and web users from today, and will soon be available across all platforms. Welcome to the dark side.
Throughout his five decades in music, Johnny Cash was very strict in his dedication to both sound and style. He always knew exactly what he wanted to do and exactly how it should appear – that dedication meant all the music he created was definitively Johnny Cash music.
However, by 1980, Cash felt that country music had evolved and incorporated sounds that ran against his personal signature. Put simply, his blend of folk and that rolling, “boom-chicka-boom” beat was out of vogue amongst the growing wave of “country-politan” musicians that were becoming increasingly popular. So, in an effort to grow his technique, Cash started recording sessions with people who were enjoying major success with this new country sound. First up, he employed an expanded band, featuring a young Marty Stuart on guitar and fiddle, as well as long-time duet partners June Carter Cash and Waylon Jennings, but much of what was recorded on those sessions was locked away. Over the years almost everything was lost, destined never to be heard again.
Discovered in 2012, Out Among The Stars is truly a lost, previously unreleased Johnny Cash album. These aren’t alternate takes or different versions of songs that you’ve heard. These are brand new songs to the Cash canon.
Completed in 2013 by Johnny’s only son John Carter Cash, this is a pivotal Johnny Cash album and only now is it ready to be enjoyed by everyone – because The Man in Black is back.
Do you want to visit Barcelona, Edinburgh, Malta, Naples, or Amsterdam with British Airways? Choose from a list of B.A destinations, tell us your favourite music genre and the British Airways Music Travel Guide with Spotify will provide you with a personalised musical guide for each destination. Features include a bespoke playlist for your chosen destination, personalised recommendations of music events in the month you’d like to go, with an option to book tickets, and a snappy musical audio guide to the city of your choice.
To check out the Music Travel Guides on your desktop computer, click below.
The new single – Magic – is live on Spotify now.
Coldplay, arguably the biggest band in the world right now, are debuting their new single on Spotify. Magic, taken from their new – sixth – studio album Ghost Stories, to be released May 19, is the first new music they’ve revealed since Atlas from the soundtrack to last summer’s Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
A stripped-back track that builds with a subtle power, Magic features a warm, strummed bassline, some crisp, synthetic drums and a tumbling, soaring Chris Martin vocal.
Add a ringing guitar part and a classic Coldplay whoop and you have a piece that is touched by modern RnB and outright radio-melting super-rock all at the same time. Magic points towards a whole new era for the band – where there’ll go next is impossible to say – a fact that only makes it all even more intriguing.
Today, we unveil the arrival of Guilty Pledgers, which allows you to pledge money for a charity of your choice in exchange for adding a favourite song to a party playlist.
Any Spotify user can throw a Guilty Pledgers house party by signing in with Facebook. From here, guests can add songs to the playlist from any smartphone or tablet. Songs can be pledged from any browser on any device and sent directly to the Spotify app in near real-time with all donations going through Just Giving, which supports over 13,000 charities.
To use the app, go to www.guiltypledgers.com
Here’s what you’ll listen to on this October Beats by our friends at @thursplay :
On this February Beats by @thursplay  you can listen to: “If I Could Change Your Mind” by L.A. based HAIM, “Don’t Wanna Dance” by Danish singer and songwriter MØ; latest single by BANKS called “Brain”, “A Wonderful World” by Conor Patrick & The Shooting Tsar Orchestra, “Klapp Klapp” by Swedish trip hop band Little Dragon.
Still on this playlist: Kidnap Kid with “So Close”, St. Vincent with the single “Prince Johnny”, Swedish musician Elliphant with “Shoot me Down” and another 7 handpicked indie tracks for you to enjoy this month.
What were your favorite releases during February?
Share tham with us today on Twitter using the hashtag #thursplay.
We’re happy to announce that two new updates are coming to Windows Phone 8 users this spring. The first Spotify update brings the much-anticipated Radio, Browse and Discover features. This means that you will be able to listen to personalized radio stations, browse for what’s hot and what’s new, or discover more music.
The update also brings significant improvements and a brand new design and will be available to users later this spring.
This new update will be available for Spotify Premium subscribers at the beginning. But the recently announced Spotify Free for mobile will also be arriving on Windows Phone – follow us on twitter to keep yourself up to date.
In the meantime, you can also sign up for a free trial of Spotify Premium.
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Exciting times! Today we’re thrilled to announce that we’re bringing a new world of music to eight new markets across the globe.
We’re taking our first steps in Latin America with Mexico, and Asia with Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore. Plus we’re thrilled to make new friends in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Iceland.
This fantastic step now brings us to 28 markets and closer to our dream of making all the world’s music available instantly to everyone, wherever and whenever they want it.