Get a ride with Uber to an exclusive Professor Green live session, only in London.

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On Monday we revealed how you can now choose the music when you ride with Uber.

Tomorrow, fans in London will have the chance to be driven to a secret location to see an exclusive live session with Professor Green. Yes, you read that right!

New to Uber? Get your first ride free (up to £10.00) at uber.com/spotify

So how do you take part?

1. Open up the Uber app at 18.00 on Friday November 21st.
2. Link your Spotify account.
3. Request the special car.
4. If you’re lucky, you’ll be picked up and taken to the secret location. Shh.

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Want to get a jump on the action? Connect your Spotify account to Uber right now.  

Members of the Spotify Community visit our Stockholm office

Within the Spotify community there is a core base of dedicated Rock Stars who go out of their way to help everyday users resolve their issues and keep the brand alive,” Dan, Spotify Community Rock Star.  

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Last week we welcomed seven of our Community Rock Stars to the Spotify headquarters for a three-day Rock Star Jam in Stockholm.

The Community Rock Stars met members of our Design, iOS, Android, Desktop, and User Research teams, and got to hang out with our co-founders, Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon.

Daniel and Martin thanked them for their invaluable contributions – over 50,000 questions answered in Community in the last year.

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Here are some of our Rock Stars’ impressions on the visit:

“We got to speak to the Leads/VP’s of most departments,” said Rock Star Dan Howell, 32, from the UK. “They dedicated time out of their busy schedules to see us and it all went to make this a magical trip for everyone on board. “When Martin [Lorenzton] came into the room you could immediately sense his fun personality.”

For 22-year-old Peter Doggart from the UK, meeting the other Rock Stars was the highlight of the Jam. “With the Spotify Community being large and international, it was amazing to finally get the majority of the team together in one place. Being in the Spotify office talking to senior members of the team was amazing–we were definitely made to feel appreciated and special.” 

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Texas-native Matt Suda, 18, said his favorite moment at the Rock Star Jam was speaking with Daniel Ek. “Daniel said his favourite feature was ’repeat one’. I was the one who pushed for a ‘repeat one’ mode [in the Community Ideas board], so I was happy and shocked to hear that he enjoys it as much as I do.”

The other Rock Star Jam attendees included Marco Hülf from Germany, Jyri Väätäinen from Finland, Josh Nicholson from the United States, and Joe Wylot from Poland.

The Community Rock Star Program was launched last November and now has over 60 members who consistently answer questions, chat with Spotify customers, and discuss music in the online forums.

Come this way if you want to join our Spotify Community.  

Shared moments creative triumphs in #NowFeeling Spotify contest

Together with Talenthouse, we recently invited artists, designers and filmmakers from around the world to take part in a competition to create a piece of work that conveys how music makes them feel.

With the winners receiving part of a prize pool of £5,000 and the opportunity to power-up their career, it was hotly-contested with a huge number of high-quality entries across two categories: Film and Artwork.

For Film, the winning entry ‘Synced’ – created by Zandrak – features three friends synced up to the same playlist so they can share how they are feeling as they play, dance, and explore the city together: 

The successful winner for the artwork entry was by Sebastien Andersson and shows how music has an almost magical ability to turn the most unbearable days into something more comforting:

The worst days need the best soundtracks

 

These two winners were celebrated, along with our runners up and ‘community choices’, at an event in Shoreditch, London. Their entries were showcased and enjoyed by their friends and family but also leading creative industry executives.

Though the winning creative work beautifully illustrates how music can change our lives for the better, we’re thrilled with the fantastic quality and the sheer number of entries to our contest. 

Congratulations to everyone who took part!

Join Spotify at the Classic Rock Awards 2013!

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This Thursday 14th November, a whole host of rock and roll royalty will attend London’s Roundhouse for the Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards 2013.

We’re giving you the chance to join us with a guest of your choice. You’ll then watch the show from the VIP balcony to see each of the winners crowned, along with Black Sabbath knighted as ‘Living Legends’.

In the easiest competition to ever be contested, all you have to do is follow the Classic Rock Awards 2013 on Spotify. And while you’re there, check out the award category playlists and listen to Classic Rock’s favourite Black Sabbath tracks.

Four followers will be picked at random on Wednesday and our winners will be notified with the email address that’s on their Spotify account with all the details.

To enter, use the Follow button below.

You can find out more at the Classic Rock Awards website.

By entering the competition you agree to the Spotify Competition Terms & Conditions. Read them here.

Help us find Steve Spraggan’s best friend!

 
Lucy Spraggan has just released her Top 10 album ‘Join The Club’ (listen below).  Lucy and Steve Spraggan
  
Lucy also has a dog called Steve Spraggan. Spotify loves Steve, and we need your help.
 
Help us find him a lovely dog-best-friend, and we’ll invite the winner (+ human friends) to our London office to meet Steve, and watch his best friend Lucy Spraggan play an extra special live session on November 20th.
 
To enter, tweet pics of your awesome dog with the hashtag #SpotifyLovesSteve, and tell us why they should be Steve’s best friend.
 

 

Win tickets to #AMYS30

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To celebrate the start of Amy Winehouse’s 30th birthday celebrations and the launch of Proud Camden’s exhibition, Amy Winehouse: For you I was a Flame, Proud Galleries and the Amy Winehouse Foundation are hosting an exclusive musical tribute on Wednesday 11th September from 8.30pm until late. Featuring a headline performance from pioneering DJ Norman Jay MBE, the night will comprise of performances from a selection of Amy’s contemporaries and friends.

We have 5 pairs of tickets to give away to the exclusive evening, simply tweet the following and the lucky winners will be picked at random on 3rd September.

“I want to go to #Amys30 hosted by @AmysFoundation @ProudCamden @SpotifyUK”

If you aren’t lucky enough to win tickets, you can buy them here.

What’s your GRAMMY prediction

With the eagerly-awaited GRAMMY Awards airing this Sunday, we looked at song and album streams to predict which nominees would walk away with the coveted gilded gramophones if it were up to Spotify users.

Check out these key predictions based on streaming data:

  • Gotye is predicted to pick up Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance with their chart-topper ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’
  • Mumford & Son’s folk album ‘Babel’ is projected to win Album of the Year over rock albums from The Black Keys and Jack White and breakouts from Fun. and Frank Ocean
  • The Lumineers have the edge on taking home Best New Artist over Fun., Frank Ocean, and The Alabama Shakes
  • Carly Rae Jepsen’s pop anthem ‘Call Me Maybe’ is predicted to snag Best Pop Solo Performance while Carrie Underwood’s ‘Blown Away’ is favored for Best Country Song

What’s your prediction for the GRAMMYs?

Share with us your pick and you could win an all-inclusive trip to LA and a pair of seats at next year’s show! Simply head on over to our Facebook page or to Billboard.com to make your mark. There’s a new category every day, and each one gives you another place in the draw. What’s more, for each category you predict correctly, you’ll also get a chance to win Spotify Premium for 6 months!

What are you waiting for? Come Predict the GRAMMYs with us!

Predict the GRAMMYs and WIN!

Fun or Florence? Black Keys or Jack White? Who’ll come out on top at the 55th GRAMMY Awards? Guess and you could win an all-inclusive trip to LA and a pair of seats at next year’s show!

Simply head on over to our Facebook page or to Billboard.com and predict who’ll win in each category. Once you’ve voted, you’ll be entered into the sweepstake. There’s a new category every day, and each one gives you another place in the draw.

For each category you predict correctly, you’ll also get a chance to win Spotify Premium for 6 months!

So remember to vote daily, and who knows? You could find yourself rubbing shoulders with the stars at next year’s GRAMMYs…

Get me to the GRAMMYS!

Win tickets to see Labrinth LIVE!

Spotify and Reebok Classic are excited to bring you a unique experience this Friday the 14th December with Labrinth & Birdy Nam Nam.

UK singer-songwriter and producer, Labrinth and French DJ crew, Birdy Nam Nam will be taking over your Soundrop this Friday for a very special LIVE chat from 2-3 pm.

After the live chat, the stars will be making their way to 229 The Venue in London to perform a gig LIVE on Spotify between 7-8pm GMT. Best yet, we have 5 pairs of these exclusive tickets up for grabs!

Simply re-tweet our tweet to get in on the action.
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You can sign up to be notified when both events are due to start here.

Win tickets to Katy B on 8 July at Summer Series at Somerset House

This July sees the much-anticipated return of one of London’s must-see events of the festival season, Summer Series at Somerset House.

The Summer Series, which started in 2001, takes place in the stunning courtyard of one of London’s most celebrated historic buildings. It’s a spectacular setting which creates an intimate feeling at this unique event in the summer’s live music calendar.

To be in with a chance to win tickets to see Katy B + Devlin + Ms Dynamite + What Next on 8 July, subscribe to the Summer Series playlist on Spotify.

Check out the rest of this year’s line up:

Summer Series at Somerset House

July 07 TIM MINCHIN (SOLD OUT)
July 08 KATY B
July 09 JILL SCOTT
July 10 JILL SCOTT
July 11 THE TEMPER TRAP (SOLD OUT)
July 12 ANNA CALVI
July 13 THE ENEMY
July 14 DJ ABRANTEE presents AFROBEATS ft. Olu Maintain, Capo Snoop, Atumpan, May7ven & Vibe Squad
July 15 TINDERSTICKS
July 16 M83 (SOLD OUT)
July 17 PALOMA FAITH (SOLD OUT)
July 18 PALOMA FAITH
July 19 CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG

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