Frisk opp i gode sommerminner med Bo Kasper

Vi beveger oss videre inn i sommeren med flere gode Sommerminner fra kjente og kjære artister. Denne gangen er det Bo Kasper som har satt sammen en spilleliste fra sommeren han husker aller best. Sommeren 1977 var året Bo virkelig oppdaget musikken. Les mer om bakgrunnen for spillelisten hans under, og frisk opp i egne sommerminner med spillelister helt tilbake til 1965 på  Sommerminner.

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Sommaren 1977 hände mycket. Jag lärde mig dricka, röka, dansa och hångla. Ett sakta uppvaknade för musik skedde också. Jag var på språkferie i England och diskoteket blandade Donna Summer, Sex Pistols och Commodores. En mix som jag misstänker följt med. Här är en liten lista på vad jag kommer i håg spelades den tiden.

Frisk opp i gode sommerminner med Maria Mena

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Sommeren er en tid for gode opplevelser med venner og familie og Spotify ønsker å bidra til å bringe fram gode minner fra tidligere somre ved hjelp av musikk. I forbindelse med årets sommersesong har Spotify derfor samlet de beste sommersangene fra 50 ulike år i 50 spillelister – fra 1965 og helt fram til i dag. På Sommerminner kan man bla seg igjennom spillelistene og finne sine favoritter, eller lytte seg igjennom år etter år og la minnene strømme på. Dette har også noen av våre norske artister hatt lyst til å være med på. Denne gang er det Maria Mena som har laget en spilleliste, og hun har basert den på gode sommerfølelser:
 
Sommer for meg handler om følelsen av frihet. Følelsen av å kunne ha på meg minimalt med klær og allikevel føle meg varm og passet på av omgivelsene. Tråkke barbeint i grønt gress, og få være i direkte fysisk kontakt med naturen. Å sykle gjennom byen min, som plutselig er helt stille i noen uker. Å få gå hjem fra fest, midt på natta, hånd-hånd med en jeg er glad i mens sola står opp. Følelsen av at alt kommer til å ordne seg… For uansett hvor mørk og tung vinteren kan føles så kommer det alltids en sommer, det gjelder bare å holde ut. Jeg har laget en sommerliste med låter som gir meg håp og som representerer denne frihetsfølelsen. En liste bestående av kun kvinner, helt tilfeldig men absolutt veldig passende syns jeg.

Frisk opp i gode sommerminner med Bertine Zetlitz

Noen av våre norske artister har latt seg inspirere til å mimre tilbake til sin favorittsommer. Bertine Zetlitz har laget sin egen spilleliste fra sommeren 1987, en av somrene hun husker aller best:

I 1987 var jeg 12 år gammel, spilte gitar og skrev låt på låt på låt. Jeg var også programleder i midt i Smørøyet og livet mitt hadde med det gått igjennom en ganske stor omveltning. Jeg elsket SKY channel, Pat Sharp og “Music Box”. Slukte musikkvideoer og lurte på hvordan jeg skulle få til “det der”. Jeg var også en ivrig jazzballettdanser og har vel en liten koreografi til de fleste låtene på lista mi. Have fun!

The best in music and gaming: PlayStation and Spotify partnership reaches 5 million app downloads

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Just over a month ago we launched our exclusive music experience on PlayStation, making it easier than ever to soundtrack your gaming sessions with music. And today we’re thrilled to let you know that the partnership has already resulted in more than 5 million downloads since launch – making it the quickest launch adoption rate in PlayStation history.

But when it comes to big numbers, that’s not all. Since launch in March, you’ve streamed over 785 million tracks on your PlayStation 4 consoles. That’s more than 42 million hours of listening to your favourite tunes whilst playing your favourite games.

We’re also excited to let you know that PlayStation Music will be arriving in Costa Rica, Panama and Ecuador this summer – and rolling out to even more markets before the end of 2015.

Game on.

 

Taste Rewind

Ever wonder what you’d be jammin’ out to if you were born during a different decade? Now you can find out!

Go back in time with our ‪‎Taste Rewind and explore the tunes you would have had on repeat throughout the 00s, 90s, 80s, 70s and 60s based on your musical taste. A throwback playlist for each decade will help you discover the sound of a different era, or re-live some questionable hairstyles :)

Fancy some musical time travel? Give it a spin here!

 

Frisk opp i gode sommerminner med Marion Ravn

Sommeren er en tid som bringer fram mange gode minner og Spotify ønsker å bidra til en nostalgisk sommer ved hjelp av spillelister fulle av tidligere sommerminner. Sammen med den gode sommerfølelsen som kommer når man endelig har ferie og er sammen med gode venner og familie, har musikk evnen til å bringe tilbake opplevelser fra tidligere somre – den første ferieturen uten foreldre, den første sommerforelskelsen eller den første sommerfesten. I forbindelse med årets sommersesong har Spotify derfor samlet de beste sommersangene fra 50 ulike år i 50 spillelister – fra 1965 og helt fram til i dag. På Sommerminner kan man bla seg igjennom spillelistene og finne sine favoritter, eller lytte seg igjennom år etter år og la minnene strømme på.

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Noen av våre norske artister har benyttet anledningen til å mimre tilbake til sin favorittsommer. Marion Ravn er en av de som har latt seg inspirere og har laget sin egen spilleliste fra sommeren hun husker aller best – sommeren 1998. Hun forteller dette om favorittsommeren og musikken som hørte med:

Sommeren 1998 fylte jeg 14 år. Det var en slik sommer du husker for alltid. Det var fantastisk vær hele gjennom hele og jeg ferierte på Lødingen i Nord-Norge, forelsket meg for aller første gang og fikk henge ute med venninner til sene nattetimer. Jeg husker godt at nabojenta hadde kjøpt en singel med «Unforgivable Sinner» av Lene Marlin på. En låt jeg den dag i dag er veldig glad i. Ellers var de store heltene Alanis Morissette og Jewel. Jeg likte ikke boybandene som florerte på spillelistene, men elsket Hanson over alt på jord. Det var så kult at de skrev egne låter og spilte instrumentene selv. Dette var også sommeren som forandret livet mitt for alltid. Marit (Larsen) og jeg dro til New York for å hilse på Atlantic Records. Vi spilte akustisk på kontoret til toppsjefen Ahmet Ertegun og ble signert på stedet. M2M-eventyret startet. Når jeg hører på denne listen i dag strømmer minnene tilbake til den tiden.

 

20 Million Reasons to Say Thanks

What a difference a year makes! At the end of May 2014, we reached 10 million paying subscribers and 40 million active users. Today, we have reached more than 20 million subscribers and more than 75 million active users. 10 million subscribers in our first five and a half years – and another 10 million subscribers in just a single year! That’s an average of one new subscriber every three seconds over the last year. Wow. And, more people listening on Spotify means more payouts to the creators of the music you love.  As we grow, the amount of royalties we pay out to artists, songwriters and rights holders continues to climb faster than ever. We have now paid more than $3 billion USD in royalties, including more than $300 million in the first three months of 2015 alone. That’s good for music, good for music fans … and good for music makers. Take a look at what it means for four different types of artists. The blue columns show average actual payouts over the last 12 months, which started with 10 million subscribers; the green columns show our projected average payouts over the next 12 months, starting from our new baseline of 20 million paying subscribers.

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Here’s how we did it.

We could have never achieved this growth without all of you: the music fans who listen, discover, share and celebrate music and artists every day. Thank you, 20 million X. 20 Million Reasons To Say Thanks

Spotify Reveals The Top Wedding Songs Globally

In many parts of the world, it’s Wedding Season! So if you’re still thinking about that perfect song for your first moments’ as a married couple, Spotify can help! Today, Spotify revealed that multi-award winning singer-songwriter John Legend’s ballad All of Me is the top choice for tying the knot around the globe. Mellow-rocker Jason Mraz is the world’s favorite artist for matrimonial music, with two of his tracks featuring in the global top 20 list.

Spotify analyzed over 400,000 wedding themed playlists worldwide, also identifying Bruno Mars’ Marry You, Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud and even Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines as among the most popular wedding music.

Analysis of ‘First Dance’ playlists revealed that British crooner Ed Sheeran is the most popular artist globally for the all-important first dance, with his tracks Tenerife Sea and Thinking Out Loud featuring in the top 5, Jason Mraz, Etta James and Elvis Presley are also favorites.

Angela Watts, VP, Global Communications at Spotify, commented: ‘Weddings are one of the most popular life events we see playlists created for on Spotify. Not only does music have the power to tell the story of a couple’s relationship, it also – very importantly – encourages guests to get onto the dancefloor and strut their stuff’.

 Wedding planner Mindy Weiss, whose clients include Channing Tatum, Gwen Stefani, Heidi Klum and Ellen DeGeneres, commented: ‘The music is always a very big priority for all my clients when we’re planning their wedding. They choose the soundtrack based on personal moments they’ve shared together, keeping in mind what their guests will like, as well as make sure there is a good mix of golden oldies and modern hits to keep people on the dance floor all night long.’

 

Celebrity Wedding Planner Mindy Weiss. Photo credit Elizabeth Messina Photography

Spotify arrives to Android Wear

Today we’re thrilled to let you know that Spotify will be coming to Android Wear.

With Spotify on your wrist, you’ll be able to seamlessly browse and play music on the go – without ever having to pick up your phone. Navigate through Your Music and play the music you like, or Browse to discover something new.

Spotify will be rolling out gradually to Android Wear users throughout June.

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Say hello to the most entertaining Spotify ever

We are on a mission. With over 25 billion listening hours under the hood since our launch seven years ago, we’re obsessed with figuring out how to bring music into every part of your life, wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, whatever your mood. More than ever, you’re telling us what you want: the best music to fit your mood and moment mixed with great entertainment throughout your day. We understand that how music fits into your life is as powerful as the music itself. So today we’re rolling out a richer mobile music experience built around your day, bringing you the music you love when you need it most. Introducing:

  • The Now start page. From the time you wake up until tonight’s party, the Now start page serves you the right music day and night. Need a Monday morning playlist pick-me-up? Done. The right tunes to help you focus after lunch? We’ve got you covered. And because Now learns what you like, you’ll be sure to hear the right music – selected from our in-house experts and your personal collection – whatever the occasion. Recommendations will adapt over time to fit your taste and mood.
  • Spotify Running. Every week millions of you lace up and hit the road to Spotify. Music is the perfect running companion but sometimes you need even more motivation to push on. That’s why Spotify Running is all about helping you go the extra mile.We’ve combined the best music on the planet – recommendations based on your listening history, multiple-genre playlists and original running compositions written by some of the world’s foremost DJs and composers – all tuned to your tempo and seamlessly transitioned to ensure you’ll never miss a beat. Start running and Spotify will detect your tempo, matching the perfect music in time to your step – making you a harder, better, faster, stronger runner.
  • And that’s not all: this Summer we’re teaming up with Nike to bring new music experiences to their audiences around the globe. And later this year, you’ll be able to access the new Spotify Running experience through the Nike+ app. We’re also integrating the RunKeeper app with Spotify Running later this year.

On top of our improved music experience, we’re also introducing an expanded world of entertainment built around you:

  • More Than Music. For the first time, Spotify is adding video clips and audio shows to the music mix. We know there are times in the day you want to switch between music to catch up on the latest news, listen to your favourite podcast or simply watch something fun. And with a stellar range of entertainment to choose from there’s something for everyone. Spotify will suggest video and audio shows for you to watch and learn what you love.
  • Spotify Originals. We’re also serving up an exciting slate of original content to entertain your day. Check out our Running Originals – music specifically designed for running that dynamically adapts to your running tempo. A total of six original tracks, all found within Spotify Running, are available at launch. We’re also introducing a range of exclusive content, from Dance Move of the Day produced by Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls brand, to specially curated radio shows presented by artists including Icona Pop, Jungle and Tyler the Creator.
  • Spotify now comes packed with entertainment, news and clips from the likes of ABC, BBC, Comedy Central, Condé Nast Entertainment, ESPN, Fusion, Maker Studios, NBC, TED and Vice News, with much more to come (see Notes to Editors for full entertainment roster).

We’re so excited to bring you a deeper, richer, more immersive Spotify experience. We want Spotify to help soundtrack your life by offering an even wider world of entertainment with an awesome mix of the best music, podcasts and video delivered to you throughout your day. And we’re just getting started. The new Now experience will begin rolling out today to iPhone users in the US, UK, Germany and Sweden – with more markets and platforms to follow in the near future. Spotify Running will start rolling out to iPhone users globally today. That’s entertainment.