August Beats presented by @thursplay

Our friends at @thursplay have compiled this playlist for August. First up on this August Beats edition by @thursplay is the single “Now is the start” by A Fine Frenzy from her upcoming 3rd album “Pines” to be released in early October. Find also indie rock band Grizzly Bear with their second released tune “Yet […]

Cover Me!

Some songs are so closely associated with certain musicians that it’s hard to believe they weren’t the first to perform them. “Respect” Best-Known Version: Aretha Franklin Original artist: It’s an Otis Redding song. When it came out on his 1965 album Otis Blue, it wasn’t a hit or even a single. Franklin covered it two […]

Can you solve Spotify’s Tech Puzzles?

If you like a puzzle, here’s a mighty challenge for you! Are you techy enough to solve Spotify’s Tech Puzzles? We use these puzzles to screen candidates who want to be part of Spotify’s development team. They’re a great way to find really talented people to come and work for us and help Spotify to […]

Our Interview with Nathan from Gossip

“London blew my mind at first – there were so many radical freaks here…”, Nathan Howdeshell from Gossip Nathan Howdeshell, founder member and guitarist with Gossip since 1999, dropped by the Spotify office this week to DJ in the Soundrop room. Sat surrounded by notes scribbled with ideas for tracks, bottles of cold beer and […]

10 Odd Things You May Not Know About Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa, who died in 1993 aged 52, once said his job was to, “extrapolate everything to the extreme” and his vast catalogue of music proves this over and over again. The ultimate rock and roll iconoclast, Zappa’s first band, The Mothers of Invention, were regulars on LA’s Sunset Strip during the rise of psychedelia […]

Spotify App of the week: Armada Stream 40

The Armada Stream 40 app features 40 of the label’s highlight tracks, including all release info, a link to its full release and artists, as well as its previous position, amount of weeks in the charts and more. Now you can explore the archive and go back in time to relive memories, create a playlist […]

The sounds of August courtesy of

We present you the music selection that our friends from Sharemyplaylists have handpicked for this month. Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time Does this playlist look familiar? It should. Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time has been in our Top 50 Chart for a record-breaking 88 weeks! There are now 100,000 […]

Our Interview with Jessie Ware

“I hide behind metaphor and fantasy…”, Jessie Ware South London’s Jessie Ware transfixed a packed Spotify office this week with a spectacular voice and a set of none-more-sultry torch songs. Jessie began her professional life as a backing singer for Jack Penate before first appearing on a record with producer SBTRKT. After an intensive burst […]

#MusicMonday playlist brought to you by @MonaFims

Our friend @MonaFims has this #MusicMonday’s recommendations. Monday and time for a brand new playlist! We start this week with a singer/songwriter from Santa Monica, CA: Zach Yudin also known as “Oregon Bike Trails”. I love the nostalgic, retro pop feel of his music and especially his song “Cayucas”. We continue with another American: This […]