We believe that giving artists more access to data gives them more power over their careers. So today we’re presenting a new set of tools to be as transparent as possible with the artist community.
This new site offers guidelines for artists and managers on how to get the most out of Spotify. We also explain our business model in detail – with specific numbers and equations used to calculate monthly payments to rights holders. We are disclosing an average per stream rate as well as a detailed equation on how artists are paid.
Introducing Artists Dashboards
Verified artists and managers will able to access a dashboard we’re launching in partnership with Next Big Sound. The free dashboard gives real time access to loads of Spotify streaming data relating to their music.
Pre-registration begins this week and we will begin rolling out access to authorized artists in the coming weeks.
Buy Concert Tickets and Merchandise on Spotify
We will enable artists to start selling concert tickets and merchandise within Spotify. We are rolling out concert listings on the Discover and artist pages where you can already buy tickets immediately through Songkick. Over the next few months we will be rolling out merchandise listings.
@SpotifyArtists on Twitter
Our Artists Services team is available to speak directly to artists and managers who may have more questions. They can be reached on our new Twitter handle @spotifyartists or on spotifyartists.com
Post by: Anders Fridén, lead singer of In Flames.
Hope you’re well, music lovers. I’m three weeks into the recording of the next In Flames album. We’re in Hansa Tonstudio in Berlin and it’s fantastic. Such a legendary place, so many great musicians and producers have been within these halls. And now, I am a part of that history. Whatever that might mean to others and/or the history of music – I don’t know – but at least for me this is a big deal. I really do feel that it’s affecting us all though. It’s more than just going to a studio and hammering down the tracks. It’s like you want to perform at a higher level, with a new touch, because otherwise David Bowie or Iggy will crawl out of the walls and tell you that you suck. That would be a real mood killer….
So what’s it going to sound like? Honestly, I don’t really know at this point. The music reinvents itself every time each musician puts his hand on it and does his thing. But obviously you’ll know it’s In Flames as soon as you’ll hear the sweet melodies and snappy riffing.
One thing I can say is that I’m a bit tired of German pilsner. I’m in need of some great IPA’s and some heavy stouts, so my mission in the coming days is to find a good store that can help me quench my thirst for this fine nectar.
Since we’re in Germany I’ve had to add some German metal to the list. I’ve also added some of the artists that recorded at Hansa. I warned you that I might leave the metal field a little at some points, but this time it’s more because I rediscovered some of the artists who recorded here. Promise to be back on track next month.
We’re thrilled to announce the roll out of Spotify Connect on the BeoPlay A9. Now you’ll have built-in access to more than 20 million songs, and be able to control the music directly on the BeoPlay A9 sound system.
This is a software upgrade, so Spotify Connect will be available on all versions of the BeoPlay Sound Systems. Learn how to update your BeoPlay Sound System right here: http://www.beoplay.com
Then fire up the latest Spotify app on your mobile to control the music streaming on the speaker, no matter where it is. All your favourite Spotify features available for your home-listening pleasure.
For more information about the BeoPlay A9 product and update, visit
Spotify Connect is a Premium feature.
We’re very excited to reveal our new best friends: Bang & Olufsen, makers of beautiful, clever, shiny things. As of now, our TV app is available on their Smart TVs, for Premium subscribers.
Play millions of tracks, access your playlists and check out new releases directly from your Bang & Olufsen TV in superior Bang & Olufsen sound quality. It’s as easy as choosing a channel.
Got a BeoPlay V1, BeoVision 11 or BeoVision 12 NG? Just run a free software update, and you’re ready to go. For more details, click here.
Want to try Spotify Premium? Get a 30-day free trial.
Browse over 145,000 high quality Spotify playlists direct from your iOS device and also upload a playlist from your Spotify library complete with custom artwork to the Playlists.net community.
• Browse our library of over 145,000 high quality playlists filtered by “Featured”, “Most Played” and “Latest.”
• Moods – from Chillout to Energetic, discover playlists based on how you feel.
• Top 100 Playlists Charts – updated each Monday.
• New Release Albums – updated weekly with the latest new releases.
• Upload your playlists directly from your iOS device to our community at Playlists.net, you can even include custom playlist artwork.
• Pin a playlist to a location near you and see what playlists are pinned near you.
• Playlist Reviews – our editorial team review the best and most creative playlists.
Get the iOS app here.
We promised you a better way to listen at home with Spotify Connect. Now our friends at Pioneer have a firmware upgrade available on their latest range of network enabled AV receivers and SMA wireless speakers to support Connect. These are the first commercially available home audio products with Spotify built in.
Fire up the latest Spotify app on your mobile to control the music streaming on the receivers / speakers, no matter where they are. All your favourite Spotify features available for your home-listening pleasure.
For more information about the Pioneer products and the update, visit www.pioneer.eu/spotify.
Spotify Connect is a Premium feature.
The “Supper.” Spotify App is the first music + food experience. “Supper.” features menu specials curated by chef’s and venues from around the world that value music as much as they do food, and live by the philosophy that one does not work without the other.
“Supper.” specializes in serving mouthwatering recipes that are paired with hand crafted playlists, with each recipe featuring 2 playlists; one playlist for preparation, and one playlist for partying (or eating, whichever you prefer). Each recipe also has a complimentary Hipstamatic snap to get your taste buds salivating and assist with perfect presentation.
Supper. curators include the likes of Brooklyn’s iconic Roberta’s Pizza, renowned for their NYC Summer Tiki Parties, national radio station, and recent accolade that puts them in the top 10 most important restaurants in America (Bonappetit.com). Another NYC favorite who needs no introduction is Williamsburg’s Brooklyn Bowl with Chef Dave Kornell providing a Blue Ribbon special with 2 playlists perfect for the occasion. From Sydney, Australia you’ll find a unique creation from local Chef and DJ legend Andrew Levins, the mastermind behind The Dip at Sydney’s Goodgod Small Club who has hosted sets from the likes of Thom York, Major Lazer, and epitomizes music + food.
The Supper. Spotify App is available in Spotify on your computer.
Today is our 5th birthday and we want to celebrate with you. We have made this image highlighting some of our best memories.
You can enjoy it while listening to the Top 10 most streamed songs from our first 5 years.
The new Spotify Follow Button makes it easier than ever to connect with your favourite artists, magazines and friends – all with a simple click of a button. You’ll start seeing Spotify Follow Buttons all over the web. By clicking Follow, you’ll get seamless and relevant updates, like your favourite artist’s latest album, or the pre-party playlist from your favourite music magazine.
Want to have your own Spotify Follow Button?
Add Spotify Follow buttons to your pages and make it easy for your web visitors to follow you, your favourite artists, or any Spotify profile. Great for artists who want to build a fan base, bloggers who want to raise their Spotify profiles, and music lovers who just want to share their tastes!
All you need to do is use our “Follow” button generator here.
The Spotify Follow feature gives you a simple way to share your music, curated playlists and latest releases – direct with your fans.
Are you ready? Here are some artists to follow: