The sounds of July courtesy of

The Soundtrack to June 2011 How was June for you? Yeah, ours wasn’t too bad at all, thanks for asking. Partly because it’s been another ace month for new music. What better way to summarise all of the brilliant tunes June brought us than with a rummage through playlist institution, The Soundtrack to… The latest […]

Hello America. Spotify here.

We’re excited to let you know that today we’re bringing Spotify to the US. This is a great day for anyone who loves music in the US and, of course, a real milestone for us at Spotify. I’m proud of the fantastic team who have been working tirelessly to bring what we think is the […]

Spotify Premium exclusively offers Paul Oakenfold compilation

The new compilation from UK legend Paul Oakenfold will be available for one week exclusively on Spotify beginning Friday 8th July. “Never Mind The Bollocks… Here’s Paul Oakenfold” will see a digital release on iTunes on July 15th followed by the worldwide release of the double CD version on 22nd July. However, Spotify Premium subscribers […]

Introducing… Hospital Records to Spotify!

Hospital Records is a legendary independent record label from South London. Primarily releasing Drum+Bass, the label was started in 1996 by Tony Colman and Chris Goss, and has grown in recent years to become one of the most well known labels within UK dance music. The label is home to artists such as High Contrast, […]

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; […]

Spotify developers win programming awards

The two teams of Spotify developers and KTH students that were in the programming competition Challenge24 in Budapest this weekend won first and second place! Top talent from across the world participated in the 24 hour challenge. The competition included really old-school tasks (programming a 4-bit CPU with punch cards and navigating by stars), to […]

Royal Wedding Playlist

To celebrate The Royal Wedding, we’ve put together a playlist featuring all the highlights from the service! Listen now for a sneak preview of the music that will be played during the service at Westminster Abbey on Friday April 29th : Royal Wedding Playlist There will also be three brand new pieces of music played […]

24 hour programming – team Spotify

This weekend four of our talented developers will be participating in the programming competition Challenge 24 in Budapest, Hungary. 30 teams have qualified for the onsite finals in this 24 hour marathon competition. Last year a team of Spotify developers came in fourth place – we hope for an even better result this year! If […]

Upcoming changes to Spotify Free/Open

Spotify’s aim from the very beginning was to make music on-demand available to all. To give you the power to listen to, discover, share and manage your music the way you want to – simpler, faster, better – while making sure the artists whose music we all love continue to see the benefits as we […]