Spotify Predicts the Winners of the MTV Video Music Awards

Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” predicted to win Video of the Year; The Weeknd’s “Earned It” to take home the moonman for Best Male Video; Sia’s “Elastic Heart” to win Best Female Video according to Spotify streams

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In anticipation of the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, August 30t, Spotify has predicted the winners for the top music categories including Video of the Year, Best Male Video, Best Female Video, Best Hip Hop Video, Best Pop Video, Best Rock Video, Best Collaboration and Artist to Watch.

The VMA winner predictions are based on which artists and songs have been most listened to by Spotify’s 75 million music fans.

The competition for Video of the Year is male-heavy, with some of today’s hottest artists in the running including Ed Sheeran, Beyonce, Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar – with Sheeran (also Spotify’s most-streamed artist in 2014) coming out on top among Spotify listeners for Thinking Out Loud. The Weeknd beats out Sheeran and Bruno Mars/Mark Ronson for Best Male Video as the predicted winner for Earned It, with Spotify users predicting Sia to take home the moonman for Elastic Heart over Beyonce’s 7/11 and Nicki Minaj’s Anaconda for Best Female Video.

Newcomer Fetty Wap is predicted to sweep Best Hip Hop Video with his uber-catchy summer hit Trap Queen, which also nets out as Spotify’s most streamed song from all the VMA nominees combined in 2015 so far, making him the night’s prediction for Artist to Watch.

Spotify’s full list of predicted winners follows.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  1. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
  2. Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
  3. Beyoncé – 7/11
  4. Nicki Minaj – Feeling Myself (If it were nominated)
  5. Kendrick Lamar – Alright
  6. Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – Bad Blood*

BEST MALE VIDEO

  1. The Weeknd – Earned It
  2. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
  3. Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
  4. Kendrick Lamar – Alright
  5. Nick Jonas – Chains

BEST FEMALE VIDEO

  1. Sia – Elastic Heart
  2. Beyoncé – 7/11
  3. Nicki Minaj – Anaconda
  4. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do
  5. Taylor Swift – Blank Space*

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO

  1. Fetty Wap – Trap Queen
  2. Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – See You Again
  3. Sia – Elastic Heart
  4. Kendrick Lamar – Alright
  5. Big Sean ft. E-40 – IDFWU
  6. Nicki Minaj – Anaconda

BEST POP VIDEO

  1. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
  2. Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
  3. Beyoncé – 7/11
  4. Maroon 5 – Sugar
  5. Taylor Swift – Blank Space*

BEST ROCK VIDEO

  1. Walk the Moon – Shut Up and Dance
  2. Fall Out Boy – Uma Thurman
  3. Arctic Monkeys – Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?
  4. Hozier – Take Me To Church
  5. Florence + the Machine – Ship To Wreck

BEST COLLABORATION

  1. Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – See You Again
  2. Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
  3. Ariana Grande & The Weeknd – Love Me Harder
  4. Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj – Bang Bang
  5. Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – Bad Blood*

ARTIST TO WATCH ( ranked by total number of artist streams)

  1. Fetty Wap
  2. James Bay
  3. Vance Joy
  4. George Ezra
  5. FKA twigs

Spotify also ranked the most streamed songs from all the categories combined, creating a comprehensive VMA nominee playlist below to help viewers celebrate before Sunday.

MTV Video Music Awards Nominees – 2015:

    1. Fetty Wap – Trap Queen
    2. Wiz Khalifa, Charlie Puth – See You Again (feat. Charlie Puth)
    3. WALK THE MOON – Shut Up and Dance
    4. The Weeknd – Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey) – From The “Fifty Shades Of Grey” Soundtrack”
    5. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
    6. Mark Ronson,Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
    7. Sia – Elastic Heart
    8. Beyonce – 7/11       
    9. Nicki Minaj,Beyoncé – Feeling Myself
    10. Fall Out Boy – “Uma Thurman”
    11. Ariana Grande,The Weeknd – Love Me Harder
    12. Kendrick Lamar – Alright
    13. Big Sean,Kanye West,John Legend – One Man Can Change The World
    14. Nick Jonas – Chains
    15. Big Sean, E-40 – IDFWU
    16. Nicki Minaj – Anaconda
    17. Arctic Monkeys – Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?
    18. Colbie Caillat – Try
    19. Wale – The White Shoes
    20. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do – From “Fifty Shades Of Grey”
    21. Hozier – Take Me To Church
    22. Maroon 5 – Sugar
    23. Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj – Bang Bang
    24. Rihanna – American Oxygen
    25. Jennifer Hudson – I Still Love You
    26. Florence + The Machine – Ship To Wreck

SORRY.

A blog post by Spotify CEO Daniel Ek

We are in the middle of rolling out new terms and conditions and privacy policy and they’ve caused a lot of confusion about what kind of information we access and what we do with it. We apologize for that. We should have done a better job in communicating what these policies mean and how any information you choose to share will – and will not – be used.

We understand people’s concerns about their personal information and are 100 percent committed to protecting our users’ privacy and ensuring that you have control over the information you share.

So let me try and clear things up.

In our new privacy policy, we indicated that we may ask your permission to access new types of information, including photos, mobile device location, voice controls, and your contacts. Let me be crystal clear here: If you don’t want to share this kind of information, you don’t have to. We will ask for your express permission before accessing any of this data – and we will only use it for specific purposes that will allow you to customize your Spotify experience.

Photos: We will never access your photos without explicit permission and we will never scan or import your photo library or camera roll. If you give us permission to access photos, we will only use or access images that you specifically choose to share. Those photos would only be used in ways you choose and control – to create personalized cover art for a playlist or to change your profile image, for example.

Location: We will never gather or use the location of your mobile device without your explicit permission. We would use it to help personalize recommendations or to keep you up to date about music trending in your area. And if you choose to share location information but later change your mind, you will always have the ability to stop sharing.

Voice: We will never access your microphone without your permission. Many people like to use Spotify in a hands-free way, and we may build voice controls into future versions of the product that will allow you to skip tracks, or pause, or otherwise navigate the app. You will always have the ability to disable voice controls.

Contacts: We will never scan or import your contacts without your permission. Spotify is a social platform and many people like to share playlists and music they discover with their friends. In the future, we may want to give you the ability to find your friends on Spotify by searching for Spotify users in your contacts if you choose to do that.

Sharing: The Privacy Policy also mentions advertisers, rights holders and mobile networks. This is not new. With regard to mobile networks, some Spotify subscribers sign up through their mobile provider, which means some information is shared with them by necessity. We also share some data with our partners who help us with marketing and advertising efforts, but this information is de-identified – your personal information is not shared with them.

Again, we have heard your concerns loud and clear. We are also going to update the new Privacy Policy in the coming weeks to better reflect what we have explained above. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know by emailing us at privacycomments@spotify.com We’re listening to you and we take your concerns very seriously.

Daniel

 

Starbucks and Spotify Redefine Retail Experience By Connecting Spotify Streaming Music Service with World-Class Store and Digital Platform

Music and coffee, the perfect combination. We are very excited to announce that we will be the lead music partner for Starbucks. This new partnership will link its seven thousand company-operated stores in the U.S. and 10 Million My Starbucks Rewards loyalty members with Spotify’s more than 60 Million global users to offer a first-of-its-kind music ecosystem.

Read our full press release here:

Let’s Make Music Change

Editor’s Note: This blog was written by Kerry Steib, Director, Social Impact, Spotify.

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We love music and believe that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the joy and power that it brings to the world. Music is how we tell our stories, it reflects our culture, rallies us to action, and connects us to each other.

Around the world, we support organizations that use music to create social change.  They open up access to economic systems, foster confidence, and empower new voices to be heard.

But, we can do more.

Spotify’s strength comes from our community — the people who listen on our service, the employees who build it, the partnerships we develop, and the artists we work with.  We all share this belief that music is a powerful force.

Starting today, each initiative we take on can be made stronger by our collective action at Spotify.com/change.  Share a song to show support. Stream a playlist from young artists. Send a girl to rock camp.

Do more with us

Our first initiative is with Starkey Hearing Foundation, an organization that works with local and international teams to provide hearing care to hundreds of thousands of people each year.

Through volunteering last year, we met Jessa Mae, Isagani, and Eugene, who shared their stories with us.

 

Share the film to support the work of Starkey Hearing Foundation. Want to do more? You can help them reach their goal of giving 100 more people hearing care.

This is just the beginning.  Get involved at Spotify.com/change.

 

 

Créez la bande-son de vos jeux vidéo grâce à Spotify sur PlayStation™ Music

Spotify et Sony Network Entertainment International LLC (SNEI) lancent aujourd’hui une expérience musicale exclusive, permettant aux gamers et à tous les utilisateurs de Spotify dans le monde, de jouer à leurs jeux favoris tout en écoutant leurs morceaux préférés.

Le meilleur de la musique coopère avec le meilleur du jeu vidéo. Que vous soyez plongé au cœur de la Révolution Française, en combat contre le terrible Cropta ou en match contre Barcelone au Camp Nou, c’est vous qui gérez la bande-son.

Créez la bande-son de votre jeu

  • Sur Playstation®4 (PS4™) vous pouvez désormais écouter de la musique en fond et ainsi créer la bande-son de vos sessions de jeu avec vos morceaux préférés. Vous pouvez mourir plusieurs fois entre les mains (ou griffes) de monstres terrifiants avec Bloodborne™, alors pourquoi ne pas le faire sur la musique de votre choix ? De la Pop, du hip-hop , ou encore du classique, avec plus de 30 millions de titres, nous pouvons palier à toutes les situations.

Musique à la demande pour tous

  • Profitez de toutes vos musiques préférées à la demande. Vous pouvez choisir l’un de vos titres favoris dans Votre Musique, ou bien dans Parcourir, notre catégorie pour trouver la playlist idéale, adaptée à votre humeur du moment. Nous vous avons même concocté une série de playlists gaming.

Pas besoin de faire pause

  • Spotify Connect vous permet de passer d’un titre à l’autre, ou bien d’augmenter le volume sur la PS4 et la PS3 grâce à votre téléphone ou à votre tablette sans même interrompre votre jeu.

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La musique a toujours joué un rôle capital dans l‘univers du jeu vidéo, et nous sommes ravis de nous lancer dans cette expérience musicale. Aujourd’hui, grâce à ce lancement, nous redonnons vie à cette magie de jouer en musique tout en bénéficiant d’un superbe design et d’une expérience fluide avec un rendu visuel exceptionnel sur grand écran.

Nous avons travaillé en étroite collaboration avec Playstation® en vue de créer une expérience musicale résolument nouvelle, offrant non seulement une qualité de son impressionnante mais aussi un rendu visuel exceptionnel sur l’écran de votre téléviseur qui se pilote facilement grâce à la manette sans fil DualShock.

Déployé aujourd’hui sur PS4 et PS3, Spotify sur Playstation Music sera également disponible sur les smartphones et tablette Xpéria™.

Prêts à jouer ? Rendez-vous sur www.spotify.com/playstation.

Spotify Connect pour les ordinateurs

Avec la toute nouvelle fonctionnalité Spotify Premium, écoutez Spotify sur votre ordinateur et servez-vous de votre téléphone ou tablette comme télécommande. Contrôlez le volume avec l’appli Spotify. C’est génial si votre ordi portable est branché sur vos enceintes. Ou si vous ne voulez tout simplement pas décoller de votre canapé.

Voilà comment cela fonctionne :

  1. Vérifiez que la dernière version de Spotify est bien installée sur votre ordinateur et votre téléphone/tablette.
  2. Vérifiez que les deux appareils sont connectés au même réseau Wi-Fi.
  3. Connectez-vous à l’appli Spotify sur votre téléphone/tablette, puis écoutez le titre de votre choix.
  4. Appuyez sur la barre En cours de lecture et sur l’icône Spotify Connect.
  5. Sélectionnez votre ordinateur dans la liste et laissez la musique faire le reste !

Et si vous voulez que tout soit encore plus simple, découvrez Gramofon, un bon moyen de mettre à jour votre système stéréo existant.

Spotify Connect est une fonctionnalité réservée aux abonnés Premium. Pour la tester gratuitement, profitez d’un essai gratuit de 30 jours de Spotify Premium.

 

 

 

 

 

 

alt-J’s new album This Is All Yours available now on Spotify

Spotify is pleased to reveal that alt-J’s second album, This Is All Yours, is now available to stream exclusively on Spotify, a week in advance of its wider release on 22nd September via Infectious Music.

This Is All Yours

alt-J are one of the most popular British acts on Spotify, having generated more than 250 M streams on Spotify worldwide to date.

Their first album, An Awesome Wave, is currently the 9th most-streamed album of all time on Spotify in the UK. Breezeblocks is the most-streamed song on Spotify with more than 50 M streams.

Spotify’s Director of Label Relations, Will Hope, commented: ‘Spotify was a big part of the success of alt-J’s first album. There are huge amount of highly dedicated alt-J fans using Spotify, so it’s great that they can enjoy and share this fantastic new album a week early. For us at Spotify, it’s also really exciting to be collaborating again with such this forward-thinking band who fully understand and value the power of Spotify to promote and connect with fans.

 

 

Introducing Spotify Insights

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Spotify Insights is a new resource that provides timely, data-driven articles about how people experience music to journalists, music enthusiasts, students, and other curious parties.

As the world’s favorite on-demand music service, Spotify, along with subsidiary The Echo Nest, encompasses a universe of data about every recorded song on the planet, what happens when one of them becomes a hit, how new forms of music travel the globe, and much more.

Both Spotify and The Echo Nest have publicized their research for years. Spotify Insights gives these data stories a new platform that will let us tell even more stories in the future.

You can read in four categories:

Enjoy!

 

 

Connectez-vous à de bonnes ondes.

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 Le design résolument décalé et l’approche innovante du son de Libratone n’en finissent pas de nous faire vibrer.

 Leurs enceintes sans fil utilisent un filtrage acoustique à base de laine biologique pour remplir n’importe quelle pièce d’ondes positives. Et en plus, elles intègrent désormais Spotify Connect. Pour notre plus grand plaisir, bien entendu.

Les enceintes Libratone Loop et Libratone Zipp.  sont un régal pour les yeux. Installez la mise à jour de votre application Libratone sur iOS ou Android pour mettre à niveau le logiciel, et vous pourrez alors profiter de ces joyaux de technologie pour écouter vos titres préférés sur Spotify dans les meilleures conditions.

 

En Musique pour le Brésil: Découvrez les playlists des Bleus sur Spotify

Avant de s’envoler pour le Brésil, les joueurs de l’Equipe de France ont dévoilé sur Spotify leur playlist idéale pour la Coupe du Monde.

Rendez-vous le profil officiel de chaque joueur et celui de l’Equipe de France de Football pour découvrir les playlists de Karim Benzema, Olivier Giroud, Hugo Lloris et tous les autres.
 
Et si vous voulez découvrir avec quel joueur vous partagez le plus de goûts musicaux, découvrez le petit quiz musical qu’on vous a concocté sur notre page Facebook !
 
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