Spotify 0.2.7

We released a new version of Spotify this week. Except for a few bug fixes there should be no visibile changes in the client: A bug causing playlist changes to be lost or lists to hang in a “Loading…” state was fixed. When playing playlists with shuffle active, the first track will no longer be […]

The envelope, please

And The Winner for Best Song is… “Falling slowly” from the movie Once by John Carney, starring Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová! You can read more about previously awarded songs at Wikipedia. Which one is your favorite? By the way, I just love the last words in Glen Hansard’s acceptance speech: “Make art. Make art. […]

Hej, hej! Bonjour! Guten Tag!

As we continue to grow at Spotify we’re looking to expand our commercial team. Sales Director, Nordic Sales Director, France Sales Director, Germany Do you know your CPMs from your CPCs, your pre-rolls from your interstitials and your widgets from your rich media? Are you passionate about the way brands communicate and how the internet […]

Spotify 0.2.6

We released a new version of Spotify yesterday. Some bugs were fixed and a new linking mode was introduced. It is now possible to link to positions in tracks, such as Jimi Hendrix’s famous guitar solo in Little Wing. If you want to create such a link, just append a hash mark followed by the […]

Love is in the air

It’s Valentine’s Day, and what better way than music is there to describe lovely and romantic feelings? So we started the collaborative playlist “Love” – add the playlist, enjoy some love music and why not contribute with some of your own romantic favourites?

The Cure

Today it’s Monday and this is my cure: The photos were sent to me by one of our lovely beta testers, with whom I share my love for The Cure! Thanks a lot, Andreas! 🙂

Here be ads

We have started testing ads in Spotify for a group of interested beta testers. If you want to be a part of the test, please let us know and we’ll get you some ads. In this phase we’re testing different formats and models, so any ideas, input or feedback is highly appreciated. How would you […]

Quality check?

Something weird happen today: I got back from lunch and half of the team was stored in a server rack… I thought they were doing some kind of claustrophobic test but apparently they were just checking the quality of our new server rack. 🙂 This rack could contain four developers!


Thanks a lot to Daniel, Börje and Stefan at Diligentia for the best fredagsfika ever! This healthy stuff is exactly what the developers need after a crunch week like this! 🙂

Traditional Swedish Mardi Gras at Spotify

Today is Mardi Gras, which in Sweden is celebrated by eating a pastry called a “semla“. So this afternoon, we all took a break from our keyboards and sat down together to have a semla. And I even had one for breakfast (!) this morning. This nice animation is from last year’s Mardi Gras at […]