This year alone Spotify has created brilliant, exclusive content in collaboration with artists like Daft Punk, Avicii and Kendrick Lamar, but now we’re ready to go further. Say hello to Spotlight, the new home for a whole host of fantastic music, the freshest discoveries and the hottest recommendations right at the heart of Spotify.
Spotlight will show you what’s hot and who’s next, plus there’ll be the coolest exclusives, pre-releases, b-sides and remixes alongside new artist recommendations, playlists, track-by-track commentaries and video interviews.
We’re launching Spotlight with two of the most exciting artists in the world today, Los Angeles’ own HAIM and New Zealand’s Lorde. There’s never been anything like this on Spotify before, so if you’re ready to meet your next favourite new band and discover a world of amazing music then we’ll meet you there.
For the best freshest recommendations and hottest tracks of the year so far, follow our Spotlight On 2013 playlist:
Goldfrapp, one of the UK’s most treasured and creative bands, have released their sixth studio album exclusively for Spotify users 3 days before it’s general release.
The beautiful ‘Tales of Us’ is a cinematic and lyrical record full of and fairy tales and modern folklore - listen now on Spotify!
“No Cover Charge” is the debut EP from new electronic duo Door Policy, a fresh name on the scene but one that is set to make its mark. The new pairing is made up of singer/songwriter Takura and producer Bibby Jones.
Takura has written and featured on tracks from internationally renowned acts including Chase & Status and Rihanna, and most recently co-wrote Sub Focus & Alex Clare’s top 10 single ‘Endorphins’. Jones is signed to SonyATV and works as producer in his own right for some of the UK’s biggest artists!
“No Cover Charge” is now available for an exclusive pre-stream on Spotify from 3rd Sept!
It’s here. Spotify for Android is getting a complete overhaul and we wanted you to get a special preview. Here’s what’s coming:
- Totally new app with full support for Android 4.0
- Top-to-bottom redesign
- All-new slide-out navigation
- Even more social – check out friends’ profile pages and playlists on the go
- Artist imagery in high resolution
- Related artist view – available for the first time on mobile
- ‘Extreme’ sound quality setting for 320kbps listening
- So much faster!
That’s not the end of it. We’re working hard on adding further features, including folders and Last FM scrobbling, before the app goes live in Google Play.
In order to get your hands on the all-new Android preview, firstly set your phone to allow installation from ‘Unknown Sources’ by going to the Settings > Applications > Unknown sources menu. Once that’s done, click on the button below on your phone to get the update.
As with all Spotify Mobile apps, you’ll need a Premium subscription to get your music on the move. Head over here to sign up for our 30-day Spotify Premium trial.
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