New Samsung Wireless Audio Multi-Room Speakers: the first multi-room speakers with Spotify Connect!

Samsung Connect

Exciting news! Samsung’s Wireless Multi-room speakers are the first wireless multi-room speakers to launch with Spotify Connect built in!

The Samsung Wireless Audio Speaker range (M7 and M5) lets you connect your music wirelessly across multiple rooms of your home.

With Spotify Connect built in, you can stream your favourite music and playlists directly from Spotify. Hit play on your mobile or tablet, and the music booms out in any room of your home. You can even play through multiple speakers at the same time.

Easy to position in any room, these fantastic speakers look great and sound even better!

Samsung’s Wireless Audio Multiroom can be used alone or wirelessly with other Samsung devices, including TVs, Soundbars, Home Entertainment Systems and BluRay Players via Wi-Fi to create a multi-room audio system. The speakers are controlled from a downloadable app and facilitated through easy plug-and-play installation. With NFC functionality, pairing has never been easier, allowing customers to simply tap their smartphone to the Wireless Audio Multiroom to instantly play music from their mobile device.

To find out more about the new Samsung Wireless Speakers, click here.

You’ll need Premium to use Spotify Connect – try it free here

 

 

The Music of Cannes Lions

It all starts with a song. Music inspires and ignites creativity in us all.  This year, Spotify will be at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity celebrating the best creative work of the year in advertising.  While we are there, we will be conducting a Social Music Experiment to discover the songs that inspire and connect the world’s greatest storytellers. We will be asking the good people at Cannes one simple question, “what song inspires you?”  And we’ll be sharing the results with the entire community.

Many of Cannes’ highest profile speakers have already shared their most inspiring tracks, which include:

If you are attending Cannes Lions, and want to contribute, visit us on your mobile phone at spotify.com/cannes. After you share the track that inspires you, we’ll also give you a personalized playlist based on your shared track with the help of our good friends at The Echo Nest – and then allow you to find your Cannes’ musical connections.

We’ll also bring your musical connections to life. Each evening at Le Palais, we will be visualizing the “music network of Cannes” in a nightly “digital fireworks” display. If you’re attending, you should stop by as it’ll be quite a show!

If  you are not attending and want to follow the Cannes’ music conversation, check out spotify.com/cannes. You can also follow @Spotifyads on Twitter to stay connected.
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Spotify Loves Football

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Music for life. Football for life. Everything you need to soundtrack the beautiful game.

This game is so much more than a sport. Hoping to share our passion for football with our equally-obsessed users, we at Spotify have put together www.spotifylovesfootball.com, a site dedicated to the inseparable relationship between music and the game. We have favorite tracks selected by football superstars like Wayne Rooney, Neymar, Kaká and David Luiz, as well as music superstars like Avicii, Shakira, Jennifer López or the Brazilian legend, Gilberto Gil -among many others. 

We have playlists to help you through moments of anguish, drunken partying, or simply out-of-control, madcap joy. And we have travel tips, music primers, a regularly updated feature section, and playlists for all 32 teams, with songs chosen by you to represent your country in our Spotify Playlist Cup. 

So bring on the national pride, the delirious screaming and the compulsive nail biting. Put on your favorite tracks and follow us all the way to the final. We’ve got a bad case of football fever.

Let the games begin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Danciest, Fastest, Most Energetic Summer Jams from Over 5 Decades

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Summertime. The livin’ is indeed easy. And the jams? They come as natural as the ocean breeze.

In fact, people have been listening to summer jams since 1260 A.D., when the first documented summer hit “Sumer is Icumen In” dropped. That’s a whole lot of memories.

So, what makes a summer jam? We tapped into Spotify’s acoustic analysis technology, powered by The Echo Nest to find out. After doing some digging, we identified the most danceable, fastest, most lively summer songs. We created a list of the top U.S. summer hits dating from 1962 to the hottest summer tracks on Spotify today.

Then we ran deep audio analysis on each track, as reported by WNYC Soundcheck. Our technology allowed us to listen to songs on a pure audio level. This let us identify the following summer jam standouts:

All of these summer jams, from 1962 to this summer, share certain traits: They tend not to lean on the acoustic side. Instead, they trend towards electronic rhythms and melodies. Summer, more than any other season, features the most playful tracks. They are energetic and dancey, yet free and breezy.

You can listen to the summer jams from 1962 to 2014 here (special deal for new subscribers):

(Image courtesy of Flickr/befasterblog)

 

It’s a Super Summer of Music! Get three months of Spotify Premium for the price of one.

Spotify Summer Jams Summer. It’s about time.

With our warmest weather comes a hot offer for new subscribers: three months of Spotify Premium for the price of one. Sign up for this limited offer at spotify.com/summer, available now through June 15th.

That’s a full season of ad-free, on-demand music to enjoy on and offline, in the backyard or on the beach. In fact, anywhere that summer takes you! Here are some summer jams to get you started.

Whatever you’ve got planned for this summer, join ten million Spotify subscribers today with this exclusive offer of $9.99 for the next three months.

Get in on the action today and enjoy your Super Summer of Music! (New subscribers, sign up by June 15th for this special deal.)

This offer is available in Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Iceland, Italy, Germany, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Olá, Brasil! Spotify here.

Brasil

We are thrilled to announce that as of today, Spotify is available to everyone in Brazil. Your friends in Brazil can now join the 40 million people around the world who are enjoying a new way of listening to music.

Spotify is now available in 57 markets worldwide! That means it is easier than ever to share music with your friends around the world, as well as discover more global music than ever.

Know someone in Brazil? Send them a song today!

Important Notice to Our Users

We’ve become aware of some unauthorized access to our systems and internal company data and we wanted to let you know the steps we’re taking in response. As soon as we were aware of this issue we immediately launched an investigation. Information security and data protection are of great importance to us at Spotify and that is why I’m posting today.

Our evidence shows that only one Spotify user’s data has been accessed and this did not include any password, financial or payment information. We have contacted this one individual. Based on our findings, we are not aware of any increased risk to users as a result of this incident.

We take these matters very seriously and as a general precaution will be asking certain Spotify users to re-enter their username and password to log in over the coming days.

As an extra safety step, we are going to guide Android app users to upgrade over the next few days. If Spotify prompts you for an upgrade, please follow the instructions. As always, Spotify does not recommend installing Android applications from anywhere other than Google Play or Amazon Appstore. At this time there is no action recommended for iOS and Windows Phone users.

Please note that offline playlists will have to be re-downloaded in the new version. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes, but hope you understand that this is a necessary precaution to safeguard the quality of our service and protect our users.

We have taken steps to strengthen our security systems in general and help protect you and your data – and we will continue to do so. We will be taking further actions in the coming days to increase security for our users.

Please click here to read more.

Oskar Stål, CTO, Spotify

Make the music video for Kim Cesarion’s new track!

 

How creative can you be in 15 seconds? Make an Instagram video for Kim Ceasrion’s new track “Trade Ya” taken from his coming debut album Undressed. Listen to the music, film what you feel and post on Instagram, using the hashtag #Xperia_MakeTheVid, before June 13th.

The winner gets the mission of  actualizing their idea and create a music video for the song, with a little help from de award-winning mobile phone – Sony Xperia Z2.  

Follow Kim Cesarion on Spotify get an update when the single is released!

Download this package of parts of the song: 
http://smarturl.it/KimTradeYa
 
Follow Kim on Instagram:
http://instagram.com/kimcesarion

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All entries must be submitted before  June 13th. A jury, consisting of Kim Cesarion and representatives from Nöjesguiden, Sony Mobile and Sony Music, selects the entries that go to the final stage. These videos will be posted at nojesguiden.se, where everyone can vote for their favorite. The video that gets the most votes before the contest has ended (30 June) will receive an Xperia Z2 and a production budget of up to $4500 for producing the music video for Cesarion’s track Trade Ya.

Those who participate in the contest must follow Instagrams Terms of Use: http://instagram.com/legal/terms

 

 

Mix millions of tracks with djay 2 and Spotify

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Having more than 20 million songs instantly at your fingertips is a DJ’s dream come true.

Our friends at Algoriddim today announce a major update to djay for iPhone and iPad, the world’s best selling DJ app with over 10 million users on iOS. This new version lets all our Premium subscribers mix millions of tracks using their iPhone and iPad, as well as hook up their professional DJ hardware to a massive library of music – being a DJ has never been easier or more fun!

Not only can Spotify Premium subscribers DJ millions of songs, but they’ll also enjoy real-time, intelligent suggestions on what to play next, powered by The Echo Nest’s analysis of all the music on Spotify

Some of the features include:

  • Your music: Spotify integration in djay 2 includes all of your existing playlists, starred tracks and Inbox (to receive real-time song requests), powerful search capabilities, top lists, browse (by genres, moods, DJs). You can seamlessly switch between Spotify and their existing local library, as well as mix tracks from both of these sources.
  • Match: Finding the next track to mix has always been one of the biggest challenges for DJs, and it doesn’t get easier when you’ve got millions of tracks to choose from. Match, powered by Spotify’s recent acquisition The Echo Nest, provides unprecedented track recommendations based on danceability, BPM, key, music style, and how well the song mixes with the currently playing track.
  • Hardware Integration: djay 2 supports a wide range of professional DJ gear allowing users to mix tracks from the cloud using tactile knobs, buttons and jog wheels. Algoriddim’s djay 2 app is powered by exclusive hardware from Pioneer, Numark, Vestax, Reloop, Philips, Casio, and Griffin.
  • Social Sharing: djay 2 allows users to share their set lists as Spotify playlists via SMS, Email, Facebook, and Twitter, so the rest of the world can listen to the tracks instantly or recreate a great set.

djay 2 for iPhone and iPad with Spotify integration is available now as a free update to all existing users of djay 2. During this launch week, you can get djay 2 for iPhone as a free download and get a 50% discount on djay 2 for iPad.

A Spotify Premium subscription is required to access the Spotify music catalog. Not a Premium subscriber yet? A seven day free trial of Spotify Premium is available for all djay 2 users.

 

10 million subscribers!

Today we are thrilled to announce a special milestone – we now have 10 million paying subscribers and more than 40 million active users across 56 markets! Wow — we’re incredibly grateful to the thousands of artists and millions of music fans around the world who have helped us reach this point. To celebrate, we thought we’d put together a fun infographic for you!

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What a trip! Thank you for building, growing, and listening with us.