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.

Premiere of the Grammis category – Innovator of the Year

Spotify, together with IFPI and Telia, is delighted to announce a new category at next year’s Swedish Grammis awards.

At the 2011 Grammis, the new “Innovator of the Year” prize will be awarded to the Swedish artist who in the past year has displayed the most creative, inspiring and innovative ways to communicate and interact with their audience. The winner of the prize will also be awarded a scholarship of SEK 25 000 in order to promote future creativity.

The nominees for “Innovator of the Year” will be announced in mid-December, with the awards ceremony taking place on January 17th at Stockholm’s Kungliga Operan.

We’re really excited to be a part of this fantastic initiative. Keep an eye out for upcoming news!

To find out more about the new Grammis category, click here.

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.

Win tickets to I Blame Coco in Stockholm and Malmö

In August I Blame Coco had her first gig in Sweden at Park Lane during the Way Out West festival, but when she entered the stage in the crowded club there were still hundreds of disappointed fans waiting on the pavement. History repeated itself at her release party at Berns in Stockholm where she played to about 200 people in the downstairs nightclub, and over a thousand people queued around the block.

Now Swedes have a new chance to see her live, with shows at Strand in Stockholm on Friday and KB in Malmö on Saturday! We got two pairs of tickets to each of the shows – just head over to the competition site and enter to win!

Ke$ha brings you “Cannibal”… and an awesome hat!

Ke$ha just won “Best New Act” at the MTV European Music Awards in Madrid. After making the world shake it to hits like “TiK ToK”, “Your Love Is My Drug” and “Take It Off” Ke$ha is now back with her new album “Cannibal”.

The album featuring the smash hit single “We R Who We R”. The single made it’s debut as # 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 which makes Ke$ha the first female artist to do so since Britney Spears with “3”.

The 23-year LA girl is well known for her crazy outfits – that’s why we’re giving Spotify Premium users the chance to win Ke$ha’s ridiculously hot winter fur-hat (fake!) and a Ke$ha branded iPod shuffle. Five lucky winners will get a hat and an iPod! To take part in the competition, direct your browser to the contest page.

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.


Tove Styrke – Sweden’s new electro-pop darling

There has been a lot of buzz about Tove Styrke this year. After having released her debut single, the ridiculously catchy summer anthem “Million Pieces” the Swedish pop-youngster from Umeå is now ready to release her first album.

The self-titled album is filled with lovely melodies, lyrics and productions courtesy of Tove herself and producers like Patrik Berger (Robyn), Adam Olenius (Shout Out Louds) & Lykke Li. The second single off the album “White Light Moment” is already taking off on Swedish radio- and singles charts.

Tove is about to embark on a club-tour throughout Sweden, but if you can’t wait until then you can catch her performing in tonight’s “Idol 2010” on TV4.

If you are a Spotify Premium user you can compete for tickets for Tove Styrke’s gigs in Malmö, Gothenburg, Umeå and Stockholm. If you’re really lucky you can also win your very own iPhone 4 pre-programmed with Tove’s new album and her Spotify pre-party playlist. Click here to take part in the competition.

Spotify is throwing a party and we want you to join us!

Autumn can be fairly long and dark in Stockholm so we thought we’d brighten it up a bit by throwing one heck of a good party. On November 26th we’ll be hosting a party in Stockholm at Münchenbryggeriet and we’d love some of our most passionate users to come and join us!

The party is sponsored by our good friends at Telia, Volkswagen, Philips, Xante, Carlsberg, Playstation and Air France and will be headlined by some amazing bands such as:

If you’d like to win a pair of tickets to join us at the party then please leave a comment here on the blog and let us know why you should be invited – we’ll pick winners early next week. The party is 18+ for you and your guest.

In addition to the tickets we’ve got a few Phaeton cars, courtesy of Volkswagen, which we’ll use to pick up and drop off five lucky winners for the evening.

Good luck to all and we look forward to seeing you there!