Spotify Premium Sweden, Lasse Lindh tickets

Lasse Lindh Spotify Premium

Lasse Lindh, the Swedish indie pop star, recently released a new single, Jag Ska Slåss I Dina Kvarter. Later this month, April 30th, he’s playing a gig at Nalen in Stockholm and we have two pairs of tickets to give away to two Spotify Premium users. If you’re interested in going to the concert leave a comment on the blog and we’ll pick two lucky winners later this week. For details about the show visit the official site.

Lasse also put together a playlist of some of his favorite tracks that he wanted to share with our readers, enjoy.

Spotify Premium Sweden, Flo Rida in the house

Flo Rida Concert

The Miami rapper, Flo Rida, recently released a new album, R.O.O.T.S., which includes his hit single, Right Round. Next Monday, April 20th, he’s playing an exclusive showcase concert at Malmen in Stockholm and we have a pair of tickets to give out to one lucky Spotify Premium user in Sweden. The party starts at 20.00 and is 18+, if you’re interested in going to the show please leave a comment on this blog post and we’ll pick a winner Monday morning.

We also have a Depeche Mode playlist from a radio show they did in England where they showcased some of their favorite songs. The playlist goes with the contest we’re running to meet Depeche Mode at the Arvika festival. For more information about that contest, which runs until next week, have a look at this blog post.

Spotify Music catalogue updated with 200 releases

Today we have a small update to let you know about, roughly 200 albums and singles were added for a total of 2,062 new tracks.

We also still have our pre-release of Depeche Mode’s latest album, Sounds of the Universe, for premium users in the Nordics. Along with the pre-release we have a contest to win a chance to meet the band at the Arvika festival so if you’re interested check out the pre-release blog post.

For a full listing of todays additions please have a look at the Google Doc. As with every update not all albums listed may be available in your country and some tracks previously available may no longer be playable due to regional restrictions.

Spotify Music catalogue updated with 1,200 releases

Hopefully everyone had a nice, relaxing long weekend and took full advantage of the great weather. To get you back into the work mood we’ve updated our music catalogue with over 1,200 albums and singles, in total over 13,000 new tracks are now available.

Todays update has some really great additions. Some of the brand new releases include the new Super Furry Animals album, Dark Days/Light Years. We’ve also added a lot more content from the Sub Pop, Jagjaguwar and Secretly Canadian Records labels. These labels cover artists such as Ladyhawk, Okkervil River and Wolf Parade. Also added were some releases from Of Montreal and Aimee Mann.

For a full listing of the additions please have a look at the Google Doc. As with every update not all albums listed may be available in your country due to regional restrictions.

Spotify Premium, Just Can’t Get Enough Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode Sounds of the Universe

Depeche Mode is one of the biggest electronic music bands ever. On April 20th they are releasing their first album in four years, Sounds of the Universe. Starting today Spotify Premium users in Sweden, Norway and Finland can get a first chance to pre-listen to the entire album. For a taste of what the new album is like check out the first single off the album, Wrong.

On top of the pre-listening experience we’re offering one lucky premium subscriber a pair of tickets to see Depeche Mode live at the Arvika Festival on July 3rd, 2009. Along with the tickets the winner will get free train transportation from Stockholm to Arvika. And best of all, the winner will get a chance to meet the band in person!

So for all those fans out there who consider Depeche Mode their Personal Jesus, now is a great time to sign up to Spotify Premium. Then go check out the new album and leave a message on the blog stating that you want to attend the concert. We’ll pick a winner next week when the album is officially released.

Spotify Music catalogue updated with 3,200 releases

We have another update to our music catalogue to let you know about. Today we added over 3,200 albums and singles for a total of more than 30,000 new tracks.

Some of the notable additions today include a couple of albums from the Canadian indie rock band, Rheostatics. Also added were a number of releases from Domino Records, albums from artists such as The Last Shadow Puppets, Robert Wyatt and Stephen Malkmus are included.

For a full listing of today’s additions please have a look at the Google Doc. As with every update not all albums listed may be available in your country due to regional restrictions.

Spotify opens its doors to developers

Today we are delighted to announce the launch of libspotify, our first step in opening up Spotify as a music platform. By releasing libspotify we will allow third-party developers to write applications for our service and offer the possibility of creating an exciting new range of features. Libspotify and any applications built with it will be available to Spotify Premium users as of today.

With the release of libspotify we hope to empower our users to build upon what we’ve started and come up with imaginative and innovative new ways of interacting with Spotify. There are hundreds of features that users have suggested to add to Spotify and by taking this step we hope to encourage the developer community to expand our service.

Developers interested in using libspotify can head on over to our developer site for more details. Initially we are offering support for Linux on IA-32, but we have plans to open up Spotify to more platforms and provide additional access to our services in the near future.

Spotify music catalogue updated with 5,600 releases

For a lot of people this is a short work week, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have new music to liven up the week. Today we’ve updated our music catalogue and added more than 5,600 new singles and albums, in total over 55,000 new tracks were added.

Some of todays new additions include the brand new album from the Doves, Kingdom of Rust. Another new album just released is Fork In The Road, the latest from Neil Young.

For a full listing of today’s additions please have a look at the Google Doc. As with every update not all albums listed may be available in your country due to regional restrictions.

Additionally we made a few small changes to the way we display music. We removed the “Album version” tags from tracks since they weren’t very nice to look at. Additionally material from Universal Music was missing the “Featured Artists” tags, for example, Welcome To Heartbreak did not properly list Kid Cudi as a featured artist.