Spotify Premium – Daft Punk’s Tron:Legacy exclusive

On December 6th Daft Punk release their first new album since 2005, the soundtrack to the upcoming movie Tron: Legacy. The electronic duo worked for over a year and a half on the colossal project of scoring the sequel to the 1982 classic film.

This is the first film score composed by the group and starting today Premium listeners can check out an exclusive five-track sampler of the album, available only on Spotify! Also be sure to check out the trailer below featuring their music, enjoy.

Update: The full album is now available for Premium listeners.

Spotify Premium exclusive – The Beginning!

The Black Eyed Peas have given Spotify a phenomenal pre-release exclusive to Premium listeners of their new album ‘The Beginning’ which before the album is released worldwide on November 29th.

The pre-release exclusive to Spotify Premium listeners is the deluxe version of “The Beginning” which includes the latest dance floor sensation ‘The Time (Dirty Bit)’ plus 14 brand new tracks says “The Beginning is symbolic of adopting new technologies, such as augmented reality, 3D, and 360 video. It’s also about being experimental and taking songs we’ve liked from the past and playing around with sick, crazy beats.”

Listen to this album before it’s in stores, only on Spotify Premium, upgrade now to listen to the album in full.

Sissel’s latest album and tickets to see her live in Stockholm

A brand new album from one of Norway’s greatest artists, Sissel with the release of …til deg… . Sissel sold 340,000 albums last year with Odd Nordstoga. Now she has been in Nidaros Studio in Trondheim with Bjørn Nessjø as producer. The album contains a mix of Norwegian, Swedish and English songs written by Espen Lind, Mikael Wiehe, Steven Sheehan, Py Bäckman, Odd Nordstoga, Hugh Prestwood.

Spotify Premium users can join a competition and win tickets to Sissel’s show in Stockholm, click here to enter.

Spotify Premium – Rihanna is back with a bang!

Listen today to Rihanna’s incredible new album “Loud”, featuring the phenomenal debut smash single “Only Girl (In The World)”. It also contains part 2 of “Love The Way You Lie” featuring Eminem and “What’s My Name” featuring Drake.

After this world-class megastar wrapped up the final show of her sold-out tour “Last Girl On Earth” in Chicago, she turned her attention to her brand new fifth studio album on Def Jam Recordings. Loud is packed with up-tempo dance grooves ready for you to dance your socks off to today on Spotify, so crank up the volume and get LOUD!

Win Bon Jovi Ultimate Collector Edition USB

Now here’s something for all you Bon Jovi fanatics, November 15th marks the start date of our incredible Bon Jovi competition to win the Bon Jovi Ultimate Collector’s Edition USB complete with 30 of Bon Jovi’s greatest hits plus 17 incredible videos! To enter the competition simply create a special Bon Jovi playlist of YOUR favourites and share it here on the blog (Terms & Conditions are here).

Share your playlists across Facebook, Twitter and your profile and the most shared playlist wins! You’ll be ‘Wanted Dead Or Alive‘ if you win this prize!

We want you to ‘Get Ready’ and ‘Breakout’ your playlisting skills to celebrate the unleashing Bon Jovi’s Greatest Hits! The new album includes all of your favourite Bon Jovi hits plus four brand new songs!

Spotify Premium user? You’re in luck! Put a ‘Bullet’ into ‘Silent Nights’ and listen now to the three exclusive live tracks; recorded at New Jersey’s new Meadowlands Stadium.

A selection of playlists for November

The newly relaunched is back with another installment of their monthly playlists.

U.S. No.1’s: Billboard Hot 100

This remarkable playlist by legendary SMP user, Lasse Nordgren, charts the entire history of the Billboard Hot 100 from its very first number one in 1958 (Poor Little Fool by Ricky Nelson fact fans) all the way through to its current ascendant, Just The Way You Are by Bruno Mars. We were so impressed by this playlist we dedicated an entire blog post to it, which you can read herehere.

John Lennon – finally

One of the most iconic musicians of all time has finally landed on Spotify. This year marks what would have been Lennon’s 70th birthday and this playlist celebrates his career masterfully with such timeless classics as Working Class Hero, Jealous Guy and Imagine to name but a few.

K-West Beats

If you’re eagerly anticipating the release of Kanye West’s latest album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, which is out November 22, then this playlist will be right up your street. Featuring everything from Kayne’s production skills to vocal talents, this is must for all hip-hop fans.


Win iPod Nano “Cannibal”!

Hit machine Ke$ha is back with even more hits! Her debut album Animal includes a whole range of well established floor-fillers such as the modern classic “TiK ToK”, as well as “Blah Blah Blah”. On her new album Cannibal (released later this year) you get all this bundled with an array of new hits. KE$HA’s new single “We R Who We R” is currently featured on the biggest party playlist in Norway “Dancefloor Hits 2010

Spotify Premium users can now take part in a competition to win the brand new iPod Nano filled with Ke$ha’s music! Click here to take part in the competition

Ida Maria’s Katla and Håkan Hellström’s 2 Steg Från Paradise

Norwegian badass chanteuse Ida Maria presents her sophomore album “Katla”! Recorded in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, Summer of 2010, and produced by Butch Walker (Pink, Weezer, Hot Hot Heat), this is exactly how a bona fide end of the decade rock album should sound; dirty and chaotic, warm and catchy at the same time. “Katla” is released exclusively for Norway in November 2010, but will be launched internationally by Mercury Records in 2011. Also check out Ida Marias playlist here: RAD GALS by Ida Maria

Håkan Hellström is one of our favourite Swedish artists and has been so for the last decade or so. In fact, his new album “2 Steg Från Paradise” was released exactly ten years after his debut album “Känn Ingen Sorg For Mig Göteborg” was released and started the frenzy. Håkan has continually put out great albums over the years so it’s no surprise to us that “2 Steg Från Paradise” has received rave reviews and even been hailed by some critics as his best work to date. Now, the album is finally available on Spotify so you can hear for yourself! Håkan also made a video for one the singles, “River En Vacker Dröm”.

Spotify Premium – James Blunt’s Some Kind of Trouble

James Blunt will be releasing his exciting new album, ‘Some Kind of Trouble‘ on November 8th, and Spotify users can hear it first, only on Spotify Premium.

Blunt’s first album, “Back to Bedlam” catapulted him into worldwide superstardom on the strength of such massive songs as “You’re Beautiful,” “High” and “Goodbye My Lover.”

His second album, 2007’s “All the Lost Souls” debuted at No. 1 in 10 countries, selling nearly 5 million copies globally and featuring such hits as “1973,” ”Same Mistake” and “Carry You Home.” He has received numerous awards and accolades including two Brit Awards, two World Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, an MTV European Music Award and five Grammy nomination.

The new album is delightfully upbeat and uncynical. “It captures a bit of the mood of the early ‘80s. There was a global atmosphere in the West that we could do anything – the same optimism we felt as teenagers,” says Blunt,. ‘Some Kind of Trouble’ really captures that same sense of freedom and excitement and naivety.”

Spotify Premium – Kitsune’s The Fireworks Issue pre-release

French electronic indie label Kitsune have been putting together amazing compilations of their top tracks for years now and they’re now on to their tenth chapter, The Fireworks Issue.

The latest release contains great tracks from the likes of Yelle, Two Door Cinema Club, Clock Opera and many, many more. Spotify Premium listeners can check the album out today, before it’s wide release.

Also be sure to check out the Classics by Gildas & Masaya playlist which is a compilation made by the DJs Gildas and Masaya.