We’re updating Spotify for desktop – with fully integrated lyrics

Today we’re launching a desktop update with new features and improvements. First of all, we’re making lyrics a seamless part of the Spotify experience on desktop. Powered by Musixmatch, the world’s largest lyrics catalogue, the ability to sing along to your favourite tunes is just a click away.

Simply fire up any song on our desktop app and hit the new Lyrics button. You can also search and browse popular lyrics from Spotify’s top songs using the Explore feature.

We’re not just making your next sing-along better though. Here are a couple of other new features we’ve been working on:

- New and improved Friend Feed: now it’s easier than ever to discover what the people you care about are listening to. Simply scroll down the sidebar to see what playlists, songs and artists your friends are enjoying.
- Introducing daily viral charts: serving you the most shared tracks around the world and in your region. Additionally, all charts now feature indicators to highlight new music and how tracks are performing day by day.

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These updates will roll out gradually to all desktop users over the coming weeks.

Try Pacemaker’s new automatic DJ feature: Autopilot

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 Your house party is amazing. People are dancing, hanging out and the vibe is perfect. Suddenly, the music stops. Just like that. Silence. Your DJ friend, the one who “promised” to take care of the music, has been lured off to other adventures. That’s when our friends at Pacemaker will be there to save the day.

Today Pacemaker are happy to launch Autopilot, an automatic DJ feature that mixes music for you. The perfect way to stop worrying about the music. Simply tap one button and watch a gorgeous interface unfold.

These are some of Autopilot’s characteristics:

● Your own intelligent DJ. Pick your favourite tracks or playlists and Autopilot will arrange and mix them based on the unique characters of each song.

● Skip a track! Skip on! Skip again! Autopilot quickly mixes the next track without having to wait for it to load. No more awkward silence.

● Not sure what to play? Pacemaker’s suggestion engine Match Machine scans through your playlists and millions of Spotify tracks to help Autopilot™ find the perfect tunes.

Pacemaker with Autopilot is available on iPad from today. Party on!

 

 

 

Introducing Top Tracks in Your Network

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One out of every five Spotify streams comes from a user listening to another user’s music. Every day, millions of listeners find, discover and share music on Spotify – but a great recommendation from someone you trust is something special.

What if you could tap into all these moments of discovery and see what your friends have been listening to?

Today we’re launching new discovery features that make it easier than ever to tap into your friends’ latest music picks.

Top Tracks in Your Network is a new chart showing the most played songs among the people you follow. The more popular a song is with your friends, the higher it is up the chart. Refreshed daily, the new chart can be found in the Browse section under Top Lists. A drop down list of the people listening to the song can be found next to the track details.

Now, when you go to an artist or album you’ll see who’s been listening – a great way to discover which of your friends share your taste in music.

Top Tracks in Your Network begins rolling out today on iOS and Android platforms, and to desktop soon. 

 

 

Rammstein – nu på Spotify!

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Idag välkomnar vi Berlins rocksöner Rammstein till Spotify med sex exklusiva album. Så för att komma i stämning listar vi 15 saker du bör veta om detta skamlösa band.

  1. Rammstein uppstod på Östtysklands D.I.Y-punkscen.
  2. De är döpta efter det tyska ordet för “murbräcka” och en stad där det skedde en olycka under en flygshow 1988 och 70 människor dog.
  3. De sa en gång, “Allt vi vill göra är att underhålla. Med eldkastning.”
  4. När de spelat “Bück Dich” (“Bend down”) live har sångaren Till Lindemann tappat sina byxor och tagit fram en stor dildo som sprutat vit vätska över fansen längst fram vid scenen.
  5. De är från samma land som Kraftwerk, Neu! och Einstürzende Neubauten.
  6. Rammsteins debutsingel “Du Riechst So Gut” (“You smell so good”) släpptes först i en parfymerad digipak.
  7. Biljetterna till Rammsteins legendariska spelning på Madison Square Garden i New York City sålde slut på en halvtimme.
  8. Lindemann har också använt annan scenrekvisita utöver dildon. Bland annat en metallkappa som vägde över 60 kilo och var insmord i eldfarlig kräm så att de kunde tända på den.
  9. Den världskände regissören David Lynch hade två Rammstein-låtar i sin film “Lost Highway”.
  10. De är det enda tyskspråkiga bandet någonsin att ha haft varaktig framgång på den amerikanska musikmarknaden.  
  11. Låten “Mein Teil” (“My Part”) inspirerades av en tysk kannibal som satte in en annons där han sökte en frivillig till att bli dödad och uppäten.
  12. Rammstein var nominerade för Best Metal Performance på Grammy Awards 1999 och 2006.
  13. Den före detta chefen på deras skivbolag beskrev dem som “teater för millenniumgenerationen: metallic techno-poser med bisarra sadomasokistiska element…”
  14. Bandets motto är “Gör din grej – och överdriv den!”
  15. Keyboardisten “Flake” sa en gång “Vi vill att publiken ska brottas till vår musik”. Så vad väntar ni på?

BMW and MINI bring Spotify into the car.

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We already bring you the right music for every moment on your computer, your mobile, your tablet and your home entertainment system. And now BMW and MINI are bringing Spotify into their cars, delivering the perfect music for every journey.

Starting today, Spotify users on iOS can enjoy a seamless music experience while driving a BMW or MINI. Features include:

• Access your own music and playlists or use features like Radio and Browse to find the perfect music for every mood and moment
• Enjoy an intuitive viewing experience on the car’s high-resolution Control Display
• Comfortable and safe to use with the iDrive Controller
• Spotify Premium subscribers can enjoy extra high quality on-demand music (320kbps) that sounds great on the car’s audio system – as well as ad-free and offline listening.

Simply connect your iOS device with Spotify installed and logged in, then select Spotify from your Multimedia menu . It’s all effortlessly controlled using the high-resolution display and BMW or MINI controller. Enjoy your ride!

Spotify will work on all BMW cars equipped with the BMW Apps feature as part of ConnectDrive as well as on MINI’s equipped with MINI Connected Apps. 

Your Ride. Your Music.

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Big news everyone! We’ve teamed up with our friends at Uber to let you choose the soundtrack for your ride.

When you request a car, you’ll be able to choose the music you want to hear on the journey. When your ride arrives, it’ll be your tunes on the car’s speakers.

So how does it work?

 

  1. Connect your Spotify account from the Uber Profile screen or sign up.
  2. Request a ride in the Uber app. If you get matched with a music-enabled Uber, the music bar will appear at the bottom of the Uber app.
  3. Tap the music bar and select music from our ready-made playlist, your playlists or search for something new.
  4. If you want you can wirelessly control the music from either the Uber or Spotify apps until you arrive at your destination.
  5. Sit back and enjoy the soundtrack to your ride.

The new Uber and Spotify integration, available to all Uber and Spotify Premium users on iOS and Android (with a limited feature set), starts rolling out on Friday, Nov. 21 in our 10 launch cities. The integration will continue to roll out globally over the coming weeks.

To kick off our exciting new partnership, Spotify and Uber are giving fans a chance to connect with some of their favourite artists in 10 global launch cities:

- Participating artists include: Andrew W.K., The Sam Willows, Ximena Sariñana, Ansiktet, Professor Green, Diplo, Matt and Kim, Ricki Lee, Kevin Drew and Jake Owen. 

- 10 global launch cities include: London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Nashville, New York, San Francisco, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney and Toronto.

These special events for Uber and Spotify users – including artist ride-alongs and exclusive live sessions in five of the 10 cities – will take place on Friday, November 21. Stay tuned for additional details.

Spotify introducerar ny design till iPad

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Vi vet att surfplattor snabbt blivit den nya enheten för att lyssna på musik i hemmet. Därför är vi glada över att kunna lansera vår nya design på iPad, med ett helt nytt grafiskt tema, uppdaterad typografi och ett rundare gränssnitt. Din favoritmusik har aldrig sett bättre ut.

Men vi förbättrar mer än bara designen. Vår data visar tydligt att surfplattor är en av de mest populära enheterna när det kommer till att upptäcka, kurera och spara musik. Som svar på våra användares efterfrågan om fler sätt att organisera er musik, lanserar vi idag även Din Musik till iPad. Din Musik hjälper dig att organisera och utforska din favoritmusik på ditt sätt.

Allt på en plats, på alla plattformar. Att skapa din personliga musikkollektion blev precis mycket enklare. 

  • Musiken står I centrum. Vår nya design ser både bättre ut på en större skärm och gör det enklare än någonsin att hitta din favoritmusik. Det nya temat och förbättrade gränssnittet framhäver innehållet och låter det stå i centrum.
  • Det är Din Musik. Spara album och utforska deras fantastiska omslag, samla dina favoritartister och skapa spellistor. Hittat en ny favorit? Tryck bara på ”spara” och lägg till den i din kollektion. Enklare blir det inte.
  • Olika format. Samma snygga design. Oavsett om du organiserar dina spellistor hemma i soffan, lyssnar på bussen eller försöker få arbetsdagen att gå snabbare, så kan du nu njuta av din favoritmusik med samma snygga design. 

Det nya Spotify för iPad börjar rullas ut idag och kan laddas ner via App Store.

Mix your favourite tracks on Android with Djay 2

Today, DJing for all Android users has become easier than ever before. Our friends from Algoriddim announced that their popular DJ-ing app, djay 2, is now available on Android with full Spotify integration. Now you can mix all your favorite tracks using your smartphone or tablet device.

Djay 2 for Android lets you play your playlists or browse whole music catalogue available at Spotify. For the first time Spotify Premium users on Android can mix millions of songs, and using Match, they’ll also get real-time, intelligent suggestions on what to play next. See how it all started:

 

 

Introducing Spotify Family – one account for the whole band.

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Are you currently sharing your Spotify account with the entire family? Want to keep your 60s soul classics playlist separate from your kids’ Frozen soundtrack and save money in the process?

Well, great news! With Spotify Family you can now invite up to four family members and share one billing account whilst keeping your listening history, recommendations and playlists completely separate.

The more the merrier.

Having a family can be expensive. But music doesn’t have to be. With Spotify Family, you can add up to four family members to your account, and each additional user gets up to 50% off Spotify Premium.

You each get your own account.

Your own music. Your own playlists and recommendations. But just one simple family bill. It’s great for big families with lots of different devices, as everyone can play at once. No more interruptions when mum logs in. No more fighting over Calvin vs Lionel.

Spotify Family will roll out globally over the upcoming weeks. To learn more about this great new deal, click here 

#SoundofADE – Most shared tracks.

ADE has just passed it’s 3rd day, with another one to go. Philosophies, speaker panels, debating, live performances and ongoing parties, but most of all… music. Or better yet: sharing music. 

If ADE is about the sharing of passion, stories and knowledge; if there’s debate going on, keynote speeches and meetings to be held; if there are workshops to participate in and parties (!) to find in every corner of the city with many decibels coming out of speakers; it makes you wonder. What is everybody listening to?

We have dedicated an entire category named LIVE FROM ADE 2014. Loads of amazing playlists by many artists we came to love – or were introduced to –  and of course, the Spotify ADE Lounge.

But there’s more. Our team has also brought you the option to share your ultimate ADE track. In a very special way. Just go to spotify.com/ade, type and swipe and get a whole playlist served, based entirely on your own favorite track for ADE. It’s as simple as that.

For the past three days, DJs, visitors and listeners have been swiping and sharing! Again, it makes you wonder: what is everybody listening to? What were you listening to?

Well, we’ve nailed it down for you. Our playlist #SoundofADE-most shared tracks is now ready. Enjoy some great music, find out about the most shared tracks and who’s owning the number one spot during the Amsterdam Dance Event!

http://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/0HAmGnwOENzjptB1A8WGKh