Lights. Camera. Fashion!
Fashion Week has officially kicked off and we’re buzzing with all the glitz and the glamor. Some of our stylish friends have been kind enough to craft some chic playlists to get you in the mood. Tune in here!
Check out their playlists for Fashion Night Out London and LA on the Louboutin World profile here
Spotify Sessions, Parties, Playlists and more…
This Fall, we’re excited to be hitting the road and bringing music to a city near you! Our Big Green Bus will be making stops at some of the biggest events of the season to create the ultimate musical road trip.
Proudly sponsored by BACARDI, Spotify On Tour will take you behind-the-scenes at festivals, offer exclusive secret shows, artist interviews and more!
Where the bus stops, the party starts!
Catch the Big Green Bus at exciting events all over the US. We’ll be making stops in Portland, St. Louis, New Orleans, Miami and more!
Our dedicated Facebook app is your home to all the Spotify on Tour action – with tons of pictures, playlists and sneak peeks, there’s no better place to discover where we’re heading next and catch up on where we’ve been!
What’s more – you can Follow the Big Green Bus on your favorite social channels for the latest updates and news!
To whet your appetite, check out our first video from our kick-off party in LA with the awesome JJAMZ!
Spotify is heading South and opening the doors to a new world of music discovery in Austin. If you’re going to SXSW this year, be sure to join us at the Spotify House presented by MSN to uncover new ways to love, discover, and share music.
We’ll be painting the town green with live Spotify Sessions from the hottest acts around and introducing you to some of today’s most buzzed newcomers. Spotify will also be hosting an extra special live show from a secret location on Thursday 15th March. Promising a killer line-up which is guaranteed to bring the city to a standstill, keep your schedules open for this one!
Exclusive music, great giveaways and more — watch this space to stay in the know.
In Austin? Be sure to RSVP here!
One of the world’s greatest rock bands are playing at one the world’s greatest venues this September. And you could be there with them!
Muse are currently mid-way through their first worldwide stadium tour ever! And after playing incredible shows all over Europe, Japan, Korea and USA the band are back on home soil for three nights to play their final UK gig dates of the year.
Spotify, alongside Warner Music are giving you and a friend the chance to win tickets to the Muse gig at Wembley, London on 11th September. All you have to do is click here to register your details and you will automatically be placed in a draw to win tickets, travel, accommodation, as well as other Muse goodies. Not only that, the winner as well as nine other lucky runners up will receive a month’s access to Spotify Premium.
Along with our friends over at 7-Eleven & Narvesen we’re excited to let you know about a special contest to win two tickets to see Rihanna in concert and get the opportunity to meet her in person.
So if you’re a fan of Rihanna and a Spotify user in Norway you should head over to the official contest page and enter to win their chance to see Rihanna live in concert.
We’re always looking to add more music to our catalogue from a diverse range of sources. Today we’re happy to let you know about a new partnership with Believe Digital, the leading digital distributor for independent artists and labels in Europe.
This means a huge number of new indies coming to Spotify, among them a lot of french artists which is particularly great as we’ve recently opened up for a wider audience in France. For all of those who wonder what Nouvelle Vague means, you may find a delightful musical answer. And for music lovers in general, here is a selection of what Believe has in store for you: Sélection_Believe (a lot more to come…).
Spotify signe un partenariat avec Believe Digital
Nous ajoutons en permanence de la musique disponible de nombreux labels indépendants européens, mais nous souhaitons mettre particulièrement en avant notre partenariat récent avec Believe Digital, le 1er label numérique européen.
Believe c’est plus de 600 000 titres en cours d’encodage et un grand pas en avant pour la France grâce à son catalogue très riche en artistes français.
Les derniers artistes ayant signé avec Believe Digital seront donc disponibles dans l’application : Wayne Beckford, nominé pour les derniers MIDEM Talents (sortie de l’album Alpha Omega le 19 avril prochain), Jil Is Lucky dont le titre ‘The Wanderer’ a été utilisé dans la dernière pub Kenzo Flower diffusé à la télévision et au cinéma ou encore The Amplifetes, groupe suédois d’électro pop, dont le premier album est attendu pour avril.
I just wanted to take a minute and let everyone know about a little initiative being run by Afront over at the The Pansentient League blog. Afront has put together a competition to find the best Spotify Community site and we’ve pitched in with some premium subscriptions for the winners. We think this is a great initiative and really appreciate all the hard work people put into building these sites.
Head over and vote for you favourite Spotify community site, also check out our Resources page that Afront kindly helps keep updated.
We’ve got a new monthly playlist feature for you, put together by our good friends over at Drowned in Sound. If you’re not aware of DiS, it’s a music community which has been doing an amazing job in providing opinions and recommending records since 2000. Each month, the site’s founder will compile a link-laden playlist for you featuring 20 of the previous month’s finest releases, primarily from the ‘alternative’/indie-rock/electronic sphere.
So, here’s the first playlist in this series Drowned in January 2010 playlist and the commentary from Sean Adams:
1) Owen Pallett ‘Lewis’ Dream’
Plink, plink. Kicking off this playlist is something slight. This gentle and genteel track is from the violin-wielding former Arcade Fire and Last of the Shadow Puppets collaborating man formerly known as Final Fantasy, whose new album Heartland was released via Domino Records this month, read DiS’ 8/10 review of the album here.
2) Frightened Rabbit ‘Swim Until You Can’t See Land’
Fans of indie-rock royalty The Shins and The National who haven’t got The Winter Of Mixed Drinks (Fat Cat) scribbled in their diary on March 1st, do so now because if this song and a few others I heard live are anything to go by, these Grey’s Anatomy-soundtracking Scots have a real treat in store. Read our interview with the band about the album.
3) Paul Simon ‘Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard’
Brooklyn’s angular indie-popsters Vampire Weekend released their second album this month but try as they might, they still haven’t bettered this classic track from the legendary Paul Simon. However, they did write a a great director’s commentary-like guide to Contra for DrownedinSound.
La conociste con ‘This Is The Life‘ y ahora te ofrecemos la posibilidad de ver a Amy Macdonald en directo el próximo lunes 8 de febrero presentando su segundo trabajo, ‘A Curious Thing’.
Sorteamos 2 entradas para el concierto exclusivo en Madrid. Si te haces una cuenta Premium ahora, o ya la tienes y te gustaría ir a ver Amy actuando por favor déjanos un comentario y entra en el sorteo. Si eres ganador, te informaremos el próximo viernes por e-mail.
A slew of pre-release today to let you know about. First off for Spotify Premium users in France we have the latest album from Luke. Their new album, D’autre Part, is available exclusively on Spotify for the next two weeks and users can also enter a contest to meet the band in person.
For subscribers in the UK we have the debut release from Ke$ha who has been lighting up the charts with her single, TiK ToK. Her album, Animal, is being released in the UK next week but premium subscribers can listen to it here first.
In Sweden, Norway and Finland we have the latest release from Swedish pop group Freda’. Their new album, Ett mysterium, is now available for subscribers.
Also available today for premium subscribers in Sweden, this one from British electropop band Hot Chip. Their new album, One Life Stand, is the follow up to the hugely successful 2008 album, Made in the Dark.
Our final pre-release today comes from Finnish group, Husky Rescue, who will be releasing their new album, Ship Of Light, shortly and are making it available to all users before it’s release.