Members of the Spotify Community visit our Stockholm office

Within the Spotify community there is a core base of dedicated Rock Stars who go out of their way to help everyday users resolve their issues and keep the brand alive,” Dan, Spotify Community Rock Star.  

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Last week we welcomed seven of our Community Rock Stars to the Spotify headquarters for a three-day Rock Star Jam in Stockholm.

The Community Rock Stars met members of our Design, iOS, Android, Desktop, and User Research teams, and got to hang out with our co-founders, Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon.

Daniel and Martin thanked them for their invaluable contributions – over 50,000 questions answered in Community in the last year.

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Here are some of our Rock Stars’ impressions on the visit:

“We got to speak to the Leads/VP’s of most departments,” said Rock Star Dan Howell, 32, from the UK. “They dedicated time out of their busy schedules to see us and it all went to make this a magical trip for everyone on board. “When Martin [Lorenzton] came into the room you could immediately sense his fun personality.”

For 22-year-old Peter Doggart from the UK, meeting the other Rock Stars was the highlight of the Jam. “With the Spotify Community being large and international, it was amazing to finally get the majority of the team together in one place. Being in the Spotify office talking to senior members of the team was amazing–we were definitely made to feel appreciated and special.” 

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Texas-native Matt Suda, 18, said his favorite moment at the Rock Star Jam was speaking with Daniel Ek. “Daniel said his favourite feature was ’repeat one’. I was the one who pushed for a ‘repeat one’ mode [in the Community Ideas board], so I was happy and shocked to hear that he enjoys it as much as I do.”

The other Rock Star Jam attendees included Marco Hülf from Germany, Jyri Väätäinen from Finland, Josh Nicholson from the United States, and Joe Wylot from Poland.

The Community Rock Star Program was launched last November and now has over 60 members who consistently answer questions, chat with Spotify customers, and discuss music in the online forums.

Come this way if you want to join our Spotify Community.  

What’s your GRAMMY prediction

With the eagerly-awaited GRAMMY Awards airing this Sunday, we looked at song and album streams to predict which nominees would walk away with the coveted gilded gramophones if it were up to Spotify users.

Check out these key predictions based on streaming data:

  • Gotye is predicted to pick up Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance with their chart-topper ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’
  • Mumford & Son’s folk album ‘Babel’ is projected to win Album of the Year over rock albums from The Black Keys and Jack White and breakouts from Fun. and Frank Ocean
  • The Lumineers have the edge on taking home Best New Artist over Fun., Frank Ocean, and The Alabama Shakes
  • Carly Rae Jepsen’s pop anthem ‘Call Me Maybe’ is predicted to snag Best Pop Solo Performance while Carrie Underwood’s ‘Blown Away’ is favored for Best Country Song

What’s your prediction for the GRAMMYs?

Share with us your pick and you could win an all-inclusive trip to LA and a pair of seats at next year’s show! Simply head on over to our Facebook page or to Billboard.com to make your mark. There’s a new category every day, and each one gives you another place in the draw. What’s more, for each category you predict correctly, you’ll also get a chance to win Spotify Premium for 6 months!

What are you waiting for? Come Predict the GRAMMYs with us!

Predict the GRAMMYs and WIN!

Fun or Florence? Black Keys or Jack White? Who’ll come out on top at the 55th GRAMMY Awards? Guess and you could win an all-inclusive trip to LA and a pair of seats at next year’s show!

Simply head on over to our Facebook page or to Billboard.com and predict who’ll win in each category. Once you’ve voted, you’ll be entered into the sweepstake. There’s a new category every day, and each one gives you another place in the draw.

For each category you predict correctly, you’ll also get a chance to win Spotify Premium for 6 months!

So remember to vote daily, and who knows? You could find yourself rubbing shoulders with the stars at next year’s GRAMMYs…

Get me to the GRAMMYS!

Win an exclusive Sonos PLAY:3 designed by Richard Robinson!

Sonos PLAY:3

Spotify has partnered with Sonos to give away three exclusive Sonos PLAY:3 designed by Richard Robinson.

Richard Robinson is a London-based designer in the worlds of music and fashion, whose work has graced covers of albums by artists such as Friendly Fires, Klaxons, Soulwax, Tinchy Stryder and Kate Nash.

The Sonos PLAY:3 is the versatile, all-in-one player with big sound in a compact size. With three integrated speakers and three digital amps, PLAY:3 streams all your Spotify playlists wirelessly in any room for wall-to-wall sound. The system can be controlled with free Sonos Controller Apps for iPhone, iPad, Android (phone or tablet) or PC/Mac.

Click here to enter the competition!