The sounds of June courtesy of

The Soundtrack to May 2011 We hit the ground running with the biggest of mixtape monthlies, The Soundtrack to… May’s edition is a suitably joyous symphony of eclecticism: there’s the devastatingly ace Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair from Arctic Monkeys; the long overdue return of Tom Vek on the infectious A Chore; […]

Special footage from tonight’s Glastonbury headliner – U2

Tonight U2 headline the legendary Glastonbury Festival on Worthy Farm. There’ll be 150,000 watching the set live in Somerset – along with millions watching on TV in the UK and Ireland. Spotify have been given access to special footage from the build up to their performance, which includes interviews with the band and exclusive rehearsal […]

INQ Cloud Touch contest playlist

Our contest to win an INQ Cloud Touch along with headphones from Coloud and Spotify Premium is now over, thank you for all the entries we had over 700 comments! The winners have been picked and will be notified individually by email. We’ve compiled a playlist with all the track submitted, a truly great list. […]

Spotify exclusive – Foster The People debut album

LA-based three piece Foster The People will release their debut album ‘Torches’ on 27th June but Spotify users can stream it now! Already causing a storm in the U.S. where the band attracted huge crowds at this year’s SXSW Festival and Coachella, ‘Torches’ looks set to soundtrack the summer ahead and beyond with its glistening […]

Spotify programming competition completed!

On Saturday May 21st, we held the second annual Spotify programming competition. The overall interest was massive, with 1375 participants registering for the event. After the competition no less than 219 participants had solved at least one or more of the problems, you can view the complete statistics to see how everyone faired. The top […]

Domino Radio is on the air

In the spirit of such stand-alone broadcasting giants as Radio Caroline, The Peel Show, Rinse FM, The World Service and Woman’s Hour – and dispensing with such orthodoxies as play lists and compliance – Domino Radio commences transmission on June 6th 2011 – for one week only – featuring non-stop twenty four hour music, conversation […]

Ed Banger Joins Spotify Social

In the history of dance music, there are very few labels that have generated as much noise as Pedro Winter’s Ed Banger Records. From global superstars Justice, to electro pop siren Uffie, and maverick audio butchers Sebastian and Mr Oizo, there’s no denying that the Parisian imprint has redefined the sound and image of modern […]

Spotify Premium – Sons And Daughters debut release

Sons & Daughters are a boy/girl group who hail from Glasgow. Taught & sinewy they specialise in music filled with dread & drama. Influences vary from The Cure & Fever Ray, but also taking in the films of Dario Argento & the writings of Angela Carter. Mirror Mirror is the first album production from JD […]

Congratulations to our Lady Gaga competition winner!

Congratulations to Spotify user Arturo from Spain, who is the very lucky winner of our Lady Gaga countdown competition! Check out Arturo’s winning playlist here: LadyGaga. Arturo and a friend will now fly to Paris on June 15th to attend the Little Monster Awards, where Lady Gaga will perform for fans new songs featured on […]