Spotify is going to Spring Break!

Through March 22, Spotify’s is heading down to Panama City Beach, FL to soundtrack Spring Break. If you’re going to be there, say hi to the Spotify Team who’ll be DJing at the Summit Beach Resort, giving away cool prizes on the beach and setting up VIP booths at the concerts for artist meet and greets.

Whether you’re there or not add your song to the “People’s Playlist of Spring Break” and enter for the chance to win a VIP package for 2 to the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival! To enter, just Tweet your favorite song on Spotify and #SpringBreak*

Be safe and have fun! 

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Teens Jam Out at The Spotify Studio

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Over forty teens opened the Spotify House at SXSW this year with The Spotify Studio, a series of music workshops we created just for them.

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Teens from all over Austin, TX, participated in sessions like songwriting and music marketing, put together by the incredible teams at Girls Rock Camp, ReRoute Music, and Pacemaker.  The House buzzed as everyone made their own beats and wrote original songs.  Students Makalah Adams and Dustin Kelley shared their newly written songs with an impromptu performance.  In music marketing, they learned the basics of crafting an image as an artist, designed their own band logos, and created playlists of the music that inspires them.

During lunch, a panel of experts, like talent buyer Jack McFadden, from Austin City Limits Live, and David McDonough, from C3, joined us to talk about offstage careers in the music industry.  They shared some really valuable advice and helped show how you turn a love of music into a career, even if you decide not to be a performer. Student Darrel Harris said his main take-away from the career panel was, “I now know how important it is to get myself out there and expand my network.”

We asked these budding musicians to tell us what songs inspired them. Listen to their selections!

 

Spotiamp – Long live the Llama

Today marks the end of Winamp, one of the oldest and most important pieces of software in the history of digital music.

To honour the engineering skill and passion that goes into building wonderful software that millions of people enjoy we would like to share a small tribute to honour the great legacy of Winamp.  

Spotiamp is a fully functional music player where you can login using your Spotify Premium account and stream music. We hope this will give you some nice memories of the days before Spotify!

Download: http://spotiamp.com/

Thank you Winamp – you really whipped the llama’s ass!

 

Over and out,

Ludde & Spotify Gothenburg, Sweden

PS. We are hiring :)

 

Hello to our new friends in Europe and Latin America!

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We’re delighted to announce that Spotify is available in 20 new markets starting today:

Europe:

Hungary, Czech Republic, Malta, Bulgaria, Slovakia, and Cyprus

Latin America:

Chile, Colombia, Uruguay, El Salvador, Paraguay, Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua, Peru, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Costa Rica, and Bolivia.

Do you know anyone in any of these countries that would love to have the best music for every moment?

Send them a playlist today!

 

Let “Bad Blood” Bind Us Together

As lovers of music and technology, we’re psyched to partner with Virgin Records and Everlapse to participate in Bastille’s North American kick off. The album “Bad Blood” had a huge launch here, debuting at #11 on Billboard’s U.S. chart.

As an exciting first for Everlapse, they have expanded their platform to include the ability to add the Spotify player, which has created a way for Bastille fans to show the band they’ve got their backs — and each other’s — all while streaming “Bad Blood.”

Want to join in? Add a photo of yourself making the Bastille sign to their Everlapse clip. Hit play in the upper left to start listening to the album, then tap the green camera icon to add a photo of you making the band’s logo.

As more fans add the logo and share this clip, their photos will be added, showing the band and the world the force of the Bastille stormers.