Music catalogue updated with 15,646 releases

The long midsummer weekend is over, it only gets darker from here on in but hopefully a little new music will raise your spirits. We’ve added 1,333 albums and singles today, in total 15,646 new tracks are now available.

A few highlights include:

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 and some tracks previously available may no longer be playable due to regional restrictions.

We’ve also made a small change to the regional top lists so that they now show the top 100 artists, albums and tracks in each country, up from the previous 10 results. However, this change does not apply to your personal top list.

Spotify Premium UK – Goes to eleven

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The boys are Back from the Dead. 25 years after David, Nigel and Derek first hit the stage they are back with a brand new album. To celebrate their return we have a pair of tickets to see Spinal Tap live at Wembley Arena on June 30th for one lucky Spotify Premium subscriber.

Along with the winner, five runners up will get a special package that includes a two signed t-shirts, CDs and download vouchers. For a chance to win the tickets leave a comment here on the blog and we will pick one lucky winner and five runners up early next week.

Spotify Spain – The Proposal giveaway

Something a little different today for our users in Spain. We’re inviting 20 of you, along with 4 of your friends, to the sneak preview of Sandra Bullock´s new movie The Proposal, courtesy of Walt Disney Studios / Touchstone Pictures. The preview takes place on July 2nd, in Madrid. If you’re in Spain and want 5 tickets to the preview then leave a comment here on the blog and we’ll contact the winners via email.

Hoy tenemos algo especial para nuestros usuarios de España. Invitamos a 20 de nuestros usuarios, junto con 4 de sus amigos, al pre-estreno de la nueva película de Sandra Bullock LA PROPOSICIÓN, una cortesía de Walt Disney Studios / Touchstone Pictures. El pe-estreno se celebrará el 2 de julio en Madrid. Si estas en España y quieres 5 entradas para el pre-estreno déjanos un comentario aquí en el blog y contactaremos con los ganadores a través de e-mail.

Spotify Premium UK – Everything Is New

jack-penate.pngThe indie sensation, Jack Peñate, has been hard at work after his debut album, Matinée, stormed the charts in 2007. His brand new release, Everything Is New, is out on June 22nd but starting today Spotify Premium subscribers in the UK can listen to it in its entirety.

To get a taste of the new album check out the single, Tonight’s Today, then head over and register a premium account to listen to the full album.

Music catalogue updated with 90,513 releases

It’s been a particularly cold and rainy weekend here we hope so we can lighten the mood a bit with some great new music and a big update. We’ve added 8,367 albums and singles today, in total 90,513 new tracks are now available.

A lot of today’s update independent music from CD Baby, some highlights and new releases include:

For a full listing of today’s additions please have a look at the Google documents, there are two of them because of the size of the update, one sorted by artist and one by label. 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.

Hints & Tips – Link to a specific track time

Here’s a little feature that you may not know about. You can link directly to a specific time in a track by adding, for example “#1:31″ to the end of a URI, where 1:31 is the time you want to link to. Just a note that this feature only works with Spotify URIs, HTTP links do not support it.

Here’s a full example, spotify:track:2QO8cnnFW6khDuAuUAySeV#3:04 will link to what I think is the best part of this song.

So if you’ve ever wanted to send your friend a track so he could hear only the great guitar riff or fabulous chorus, now you can.

Update: As I’ve mentioned earlier, you learn something new every day. A user points out in the comments that this feature does work with HTTP links if you use “%23″ in place of the “#” symbol. So my example would look like this: http://www.spotify.com/track/2QO8cnnFW6khDuAuUAySeV%233:04. Thanks for the tip ditech!

Spotify Premium UK – Manic Street Preachers remixes

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Manic Street Preachers released Journal For Plague Lovers earlier this year to critical acclaim. They’ve been quoted on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show as saying that no singles will be released for the album. However, they are releasing a number of remixes which are available to Spotify Premium users in the UK starting today.

Journal For Plague Lovers Remixes E.P. features remixes by artists such as British Sea Power and Adem. So move a little Faster and sign up for premium today to check out these great remixes.

Music catalogue updated with 3,640 tracks

Just a small little update to let you know about. We’ve added 307 albums and singles today, in total 3,640 new tracks are now available.

A highlights from this update is the new Sonic Youth album, The Eternal, which was released earlier this week.

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 and some tracks previously available may no longer be playable due to regional restrictions.

Spotify Premium – Crazy Summer

Today we have a couple of great pre-release singles from Jenny Wilson for Spotify Premium users in the UK, Sweden, Finland and Norway.

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Jenny Wilson’s latest album, Hardships!, was praised in the press when released earlier this year. Her new single, Anchor Made Of Gold/The Warning Shot, includes the album version of the song, a remix by First Floor Power-member Sara Wilson and a couple of bonus tracks.

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Also available is Like A Fading Rainbow, which includes two remixes by Van Rivers (who has remixed for Fever Ray and Lykke Li, among others).