Spotify Running arrives to Android


Spotify RunningSince the launch of Spotify Running, millions of you have laced up and hit the road together with the best musical motivation out there.

Today we’re thrilled to be bringing the same great experience to our Android users.

With Spotify Running, we’ve combined the best music on the planet with recommendations based on your listening history, multiple-genre playlists as well as original running compositions.

Simply select your tempo and start running. We’ll match the perfect music in time to your step to help you go the extra mile.

Spotify Running on Android starts rolling out to users today. Learn more on

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

>Listen to the playlist

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.



20 Millones de Razones para Agradecer

¡Es increíble todo lo que pasa en un año! A finales de Mayo de 2014, alcanzamos 10 millones de suscriptores y 40 millones de usuarios activos. Hoy, hemos alcanzado más de 20 millones de suscriptores y más de 75 millones de usuarios activos. 10 millones de suscriptores en nuestros primeros cinco años y medio – ¡y otros 10 millones de suscriptores en tan sólo un año! Eso es en promedio un nuevo suscriptor cada tres segundos durante el último año. Wow.

Y, más gente escuchando en Spotify significa más pagos a los creadores de la música que tanto amas. Conforme crecemos, la cantidad de regalías que pagamos a los artistas, escritores y dueños de los derechos siguen aumentando más rápido que nunca. Ya hemos pagado más de $3 billones USD en regalías, incluyendo más de $300 millones en los primeros tres meses del 2015.

Eso es bueno para la música, bueno para los fans… y bueno para los creadores.

Echa un vistazo a lo que esto significa para cuatro distintos tipos de artistas en la plataforma. La columna azul muestra un promedio de pagos de los últimos 12 meses, que comenzo con 10 millones de suscriptores; la columna verde muestra nuestra proyección promedio para los próximos 12 meses, comenzando con nuestra nueva base de 20 millones de suscriptores.

Así es como lo hicimos.

Nunca podríamos haber logrado este crecimiento sin todos ustedes: los auténticos fans que escuchan, descubren, comparten y celebran la música y a los artistas a diario. Gracias, 20 millones de veces.

20 Millones de Razones para Agradecer

¡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



¡Celebra con nosotros nuestro segundo #AniversarioSpotify!

Durante estos dos años has escrito cientos de historias. Terminaste la escuela, te fuiste de viaje, e incluso te rompieron el corazón. En todas y cada una de estas ocasiones, la música se convirtió en el cómplice perfecto para hacer de esos momentos algo inolvidable, y en este Aniversario queremos celebrar que juntos continuamos armando el soundtrack de tu vida. 

¡Gracias por un par de años increíbles! Celebremos juntos el camino que has recorrido y démosle play a las historias que te faltan por escribir!

¡Llegó el momento de la fiesta, llegó nuestro #AniversarioSpotify!

¡Spotify en PlayStation™Music está ya disponible!

A partir de hoy, Spotify y Sony Network Entertainment International LLC (SNEI) lanzan una exclusiva experiencia musical, haciendo más fácil que nunca para los gamers disfrutar sus canciones favoritas mientras juegan sus títulos favoritos.


Así es, lo mejor de la música juega en co-op con lo mejor del gaming. Así que ya sea que estés saltando sobre los techos parisinos, peleando contra el mal de Crota o jugando con el Barcelona en el Camp Nou, estarás a cargo del soundtrack.


Haz el soundtrack de tu juego

  • Con la posibilidad de escuchar tu música de fondo en tu sistema PlayStation®4 (PS4™), ahora podrás armar el soundtrack de tus sesiones de juego con tus canciones favoritas. Podrás morir un par de veces a manos (o garras) de terribles monstruos en el aclamado RPG de acción Bloodborne™, así que ¿por qué no hacerlo con la música de tu elección? Ya sea que pongas pop, hip hop o música clásica… con más de 30 millones de tracks, te tenemos cubierto.

Música On-demand para todos

  • Disfruta todas tus canciones favoritas cuando quieras. Elige uno de tus tracks favoritos de Tu Música o inicia Explorar para encontrar la playlist perfecta para cada momento. Incluso te tenemos preparado un set de nuevas playlists para jugar para que las disfrutes ya. 

No pongas pausa

  • Spotify Connect te permite adelantar tracks o subir el volumen de tu música usando tu teléfono móvil o tablet, sin necesidad de interrumpir tu juego.


1_How-to-playSabemos que la música siempre ha sido una parte importante cuando juegas y estamos muy emocionados de llevar esa experiencia a un nuevo nivel. Con el lanzamiento de hoy, traemos de vuelta la magia de jugar con tu música favorita – todo a través de una experiencia bellamente diseñada que simplemente luce genial en tu pantalla.


Hemos trabajado muy de cerca con PlayStation® para crear una nueva experiencia musical que no solamente se escucha genial, también luce fantástica en tu TV y se maneja increíble usando tu control DualShock.


Spotify en PlayStation Music será lanzado a todos los usuarios de Spotify en PS4 y PS3 a partir de hoy y también estará disponible para los smartphones y tablets Xperia™.


¿Listo para jugar? Comienza ahora en


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.