Spotify Premium Sweden – Rise Up!

Eric Gadd is back doing what many people think he does best – singing disco and soul in English. Eric sings from his heart and never loses track of the beautiful melodies that have become his trademark. This time Eric has joined forces with producer Martin Terefe, the man behind successes such as James Morrisson and Jason Mraz. Spotify Premium users in Sweden now have the exclusive chance to listen to the new album, Rise Up!, before its official release date.

Lars Winnerbäck exclusive DVD preview for Spotify listeners

On the 8th of July at Stångbro in Linköping Lars Winnerbäck will be kicking off his 2010 summer tour and at the same time he’ll also be releasing a new DVD containing video from one of his shows at Hovet in December 2009. Today, Spotify listeners can watch exclusive outtakes from the upcoming DVD.

For his tour Lasse has invited Melissa Horn, Laleh, Dundertåget, Ane Brun, Sophie Zelmani and
Love Antell to perform on one of his two stages. For more information about the summertour and to see which artist that will perform at each show go to www.winnerbä – enjoy the videos.


Mark Ronson ticket competition for Premium users

Mark Ronson will be performing brand new tracks from his forthcoming album ‘Record Collection’ (out 27th September) at an intimate London show this Tuesday (6th July)! Spotify has three pairs of tickets for Premium members up for grabs! For your chance to attend this special event simply reply to this post and tell us your favourite three albums in your Spotify record collection.

T&Cs: Over 18s only, competition closes at 12.00pm Monday 5th July. Winners will be picked and notified on Monday 5th July.

iPhone app updated – background listening arrives!

Easily the most requested feature for our iPhone app since it launched last September has been the ability to listen to music while surfing the web, using Facebook, etc. Up until now this hasn’t been possible but with Apple’s release of iOS 4 you’re able to use multiple apps at the same time, including Spotify.

Along with this great feature we managed to squeeze in a few more nice additions into this update, the full release contains:

  • iOS 4 multitasking! Play Spotify tracks while doing other things with your phone. NOTE: Only iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4 and iPod Touch (3rd generation) support multitasking.
  • Use the headset remote and lockscreen buttons to control Spotify playback
  • “What’s new” tab has been added showing you newly released albums, the top 100 tracks in your country, and the social feed
  • Share tracks and albums to your Spotify friends!
  • Battery consumption is improved when the app is in the foreground or paused.