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.


  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*


  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


  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*


  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


  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*


  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


  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


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 We’re listening to you and we take your concerns very seriously.



Llega la época de trasnochar y bailar

06_spotijunio¡Tenemos el verano más encima que nunca! ¿A que apetecen más los planes improvisados, salir por la noche, trasnochar, volverse loc@ y bailar? Para hacer inolvidables estas noches espontáneas, nuestros amigos de Yelp han preparado una lista de reproducción para entonar el ánimo, y nos dedican además una  lista de clubes a los que puedes acudir si en tu grupo tenéis una emergencia. Como por ejemplo que de repente os apetezca bailar sin control.


Lo mejor para hacerse un Picnic en mayo

Dice el refrán que mayo viene florido y hermoso. Y ahora que se acerca el buen tiempo, ¿a que ya te has planteado más de una vez un buen picnic en algún parque de tu ciudad? Pero cuando llega el momento de poner el mantel en el suelo… ¿Qué hacemos con la música? Drama. Guerra. Desolación. Todo el mundo tiene gustos diferentes. No hay forma de ponerse de acuerdo. Por eso, nuestros amigos de Yelp han preparado una lista de base folk sin descuidar el toque rockero y el puntito calipso… Porque en los picnics nos apetece a todos reunirnos alrededor de una guitarra.

Y para que salga perfecto, también en el aspecto gastronómico, nos recomiendan estos negocios:



¡Te presentamos al Spotify más entretenido jamás creado!

Spotify tiene una misión. Con más de 25 billones de horas escuchadas desde nuestro lanzamiento hace 7 años, estamos obsesionados con descubrir cómo llevar la música a cada momento de tu vida, dónde sea que estés, sin importar lo que hagas.d.

El día de hoy, presentamos múltiples actualizaciones y mejoras de la plataforma tanto en su versión para móviles como para equipos de escritorio.

¡Esto es algo de lo que estarás disfrutando próximamente!

  • Spotify Running – Cada semana millones de personas se atan las agujetas y se lanzan a correr de la mano de Spotify. La música es el acompañante perfecto para correr, pero en ocasiones necesitas un poco de motivación extra. Por eso Spotify Running te ayudará a alcanzar ese kilómetro extra.Hemos combinado la mejor música en el planeta – recomendaciones basadas en tu historial de música, playlists de múltiples géneros y composiciones originales escritas por los mejores DJ’s del mundo – todo ajustado a tu ritmo al correr y listas para que nunca pierdas el paso. Comienza a correr y Spotify detectará tu ritmo, emparejando la música perfecta con cada paso que des, haciéndote ir más fuerte, más rápido, más lejos
  • Now – Desde que te despiertas, hasta el fin de la noche. La nueva página de inicio Now te espera para ofrecerte la música perfecta. Y como ahora Spotify reconoce lo que te gusta, estarás 100% seguro de escuchar la música adecuada, seleccionada por expertos internos y desde tu colección personal.
  • Entretenimiento, noticias e información – El nuevo Spotify cuenta con programaciones de audio y clips de video, contenidos originales, y noticias e información de fuentes como ABC, BBC, ESPN, etc.

Las actualizaciones están disponibles desde ahora para los usuarios de iOS en Estados Unidos, Reino Unido, Alemania y Suecia. Spotify Running estará disponible para usuarios en Latinoamérica en las próximas semanas, y la experiencia Now próximamente.

¡Prepárate para disfrutar del nuevo y mejorado Spotify! Creado Para Ti. Ahora.

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.


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  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 en PlayStation™Music está ya disponible!

Spotify y Sony Network Entertainment International LLC (SNEI) lanzan hoy una experiencia musical exclusiva, facilitando a los gamers que escuchen sus temas favoritos mientras disfrutan con sus videojuegos preferidos.

Así es, si te estás lanzando entre los tejados parisinos, luchando contra el malvado Crota o jugando con el FC Barcelona en el Camp Nou, eres el encargado de la banda sonora.

Pon banda a sonora a tu juego.

  • Con los hábitos de escucha en la PlayStation®4 (PS4™), puedes ponerle banda sonora a tus sesiones de gaming con tus canciones favoritas. Puedes morir varias veces en las manos (o garras) de terroríficos monstruos en el aclamado Bloodborne™, así que ¿por qué no hacerlo con tu música seleccionada? Pop, hip-hop, música clásica… con más de 30 millones de canciones, nosotros lo cubrimos de cualquier manera..

Música bajo demanda para todos.

  • Disfruta de todas tus canciones favoritas a la carta. Escoge los favoritos de Tu Música o encuentra la playlist perfecta para cada estado de ánimo o momento. Tenemos un conjunto de nuevas playlists de gaming para ti.

No es necesario hacer pausa.

  • Spotify Connect te permite saltar canciones o subir la música usando tu smartphone o tu tablet, sin tener que interrumpir tu experiencia de juego.

1_How-to-playSabemos que la música ha sido siempre una parte importante del gaming y estamos encantados de llevar la experiencia a un nivel completamente nuevo. Con el lanzamiento de hoy, traemos de vuelta la magia del gaming con música – todo en una experiencia magníficamente diseñada y agradable que luce muy bien en pantalla grande”.

Hemos trabajado mano a mano con PlayStation® para construir una nueva experiencia musical que no sólo parece impresionante, sino que también se ve de la misma manera en tu televisor y que se puede manejar fácilmente usando el controlador DualShock®4.

Spotify en PlayStation Music lo lanza hoy para todos los usuarios de Spotify en PS4 y PS3 y también estará disponible para smartphones y tablets Xperia™.

¿Listo para jugar? comienza aquí:

Father John Misty On Love and New Music


Father John Misty is an intense musician. Or, at least, very complicated. The project of ex-Fleet Foxes member Josh Tillman, the second LP, I Love You, Honeybear, was just released this past Tuesday. The album takes a broad, although at times unsettling close, look at love; all in Tillman’s cynical, mostly tongue-in-cheek tone.

Josh on his new album versus his debut, Fear Fun

This album was definitely harder because I had to overcome my intense fear of being sentimental. This one is a lot more intense, a lot more vulnerable.

The album cover really articulates what the new album is. It’s an encounter with intimacy and what comes from that… what qualities manifest. Here it was a lot of jealousy and neediness. I kind of turned this woman into a sacred object instead of letting her be a human.

On “The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apt.”…

You have these two pretentious, misguided people. One of which is me. Obviously. It’s really important to me that this song isn’t a figurative kind of thing. No, this is about a thing that happened. What am I doing there? What did I want? Really I just wanted my narcissism and vanity fed. I wanted to be around people who didn’t demand any intimacy out of me.

On “Bored In The USA”…

If nothing else it’s a way for polite, white liberal people to point at a straw man version of the grotesque American. If you can’t see yourself in any part of that song then it’s not a good song.

On love and his wife, Emma…

Intimacy and love is not a passive, consumer experience. You have to make it for yourself.





Spotify <3 Shazam

Spotify <3 Shazam

¿Quieres guardar tus mejores momentos del 2015? Ahora cuando busques con Shazam las canciones que amas, automáticamente las pondremos en una playlist para ti (sólo para suscriptores de Spotify Premium).

Sólo sigue estos sencillos pasos.

  • Obtén la versión más reciente de la aplicación Shazam.
  • Ve a Tags y abre Configuración (esquina superior derecha).
  • Selecciona “Conectar con Spotify” y sigue las instrucciones.

Crearemos la playlist “Mis Pistas de Shazam” en tu cuenta de Spotify, así todas tus búsquedas actuales y futuras aparecerán ahí automáticamente.