SXSW ’15 – here we come!

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We are so excited to be returning to Austin for our 4th year to celebrate SXSW! From March 15 – 20, The Spotify House will be your go-to venue to unwind, discover the best new artists and take part in unique experiences.

Our 2015 line-up boasts 30+ must-see-acts including breakout talent Marian Hill, Conrad, Cam and many more. Everyday, we’ll have live performances on two stages, so come ready to rock. You can check out the full daily line-up here. We’ll also be serving up the best local Austin eats, curated by our friends at SUPPER.

To kick start each day, The Spotify House will be hosting a unique SoulCycle pop-up experience. Each morning, live DJ sets and the best fitness instructors in the world will take Spotify fans on the ride of their lives, set to a once in a lifetime musical experience. SoulCycle fans will be riding to some of the world’s best DJ’s, including Ryan Hemsworth and Hudson Mohawke throughout the week. Check out the daily schedule here to sign up for a ride.

We’ve also teamed up with Bose, Squarespace and truth to bring to life one-of-a-kind experiences for guests.

  • Bose: Spotify is excited to launch Unveiled in partnership with Bose at this year’s SXSW. Unveiled provides music fans with a once in a lifetime experience of seeing their favorite artists perform their newest or soon-to-be-released album live, for the first time. Inaugural artists include James Bay, MisterWives and other special guests. Music fans visiting The Spotify House will also experience the power of Spotify through Bose® SoundTouch™ Wi-Fi® music systems.
  • Squarespace: Each day at The Spotify House, Austin-based Squarespace visual artists explore the intersection between music and art, creating new pieces inspired by the music of the day.
  • truth Truck is making its way to Austin to inspire people to #FinishIt. truth Tour Riders will keep visitors entertained with special guest DJs scratching from the iconic orange truck and with #LeftSwipeDat themed listening booths.

For additional information about The Spotify House, RSVP now and follow us on our dedicated SXSW Spotify handle @sxspotify to stay up to date on the latest news! And, be sure to follow us on Vine, Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat for more information about our SXSW plans this year.

See you at SXSW!

Discover Filtered Playlists

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This week sees the launch of Smirnoff’s partnership with Spotify, launching the the Filtered Playlists website, providing exclusive content to Spotify users.

Filtered Playlists provide music tailored specifically to your personal taste and listening behaviour.

On top of that, each week will feature exclusive interviews and playlists from some of the most critically acclaimed electronic record labels and producers around. This week kicks off with the founders of MTA records, Chase and Status, and their revered DJ, Ben Pearce!

We will also be giving away 150 12-month Spotify premium memberships, so get ready for some awesome new music every week. Check it out here. 

 

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!

 

 

 

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.  

Jack Rocks The Macbeth

 

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We’re excited to share our partnership with both Jack Daniel’s and NME. Jack Rocks The Macbeth is a series of gigs, intimate sessions and interviews with a wealth of bands and artists at the legendary Macbeth venue in Hoxton, East London.

Already a month through and we have had some exciting shows from the likes of La Roux, Young Guns, Hannah Peel, Vance Joy and Kele. You can check performances out on www.nme.com/jackrocks and read the interviews on the news section of Browse.

We have a jam packed schedule and coming up next is Liverpool based independent label Skeleton Key Records, run by The Coral. They have assembled three of their favourite artists for a special one-off night. Tickets are still available, grab them while they’re hot! 

 

 

 

Live from ADE 2014 #SoundOfADE

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Sharing music. Sharing thoughts on music. Sharing love for music…and celebrating it all in one place at one time. That’s what ADE is all about.

Ever since it’s beginnings in the mid-90s, the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) has been about a love of music. It started out with a small, pioneering group of music-industry people, DJs and connoisseurs from all over the world sharing their passion for electronic dance music and it’s many subgenres. Now it’s worldwide.

In 2014, ADE hosts almost 100 stages, welcomes 300,000 visitors, 2000 DJ artists and producers, and 5000 music industry professionals. By day it’s all talking, but by night it’s all partying in the small but famously cosmopolitan place called Amsterdam. And let’s not forget: the announcement on who will be the new number 1 DJ in the world, will be held here as well.

Sadly, not all of us can jump on a bike, bus, train or plane to get there. Spotify wants to help to share a part of the ADE-experience with everyone. So – for the duration of the event – we will be bringing you a special category named LIVE FROM ADE 2014. LIVE FROM will offer a full selection of the very best in today’s electronic dance music. Discover the new or relish the legends, find your heroes or your new favourite DJ and get a taste of the endlessly shifting musical styles, straight from the event.

Artists like Afrojack, Oliver Koletzki, Nicky Romero, Detroit Swindle, Eelke Kleijn, Armin van Buuren, Claptone, Laidback Luke, Martin Garrix, Avicii, Oliver Weiter, Hardwell, Nause, Paul Oakenfold, Cazzette and many more will be picking their top 20 tracks for ADE, while record labels such as Spinnin’ Records, OWSLA, Big Beat, Ninja Tune and Dirty Bird will serve up their top new choices alongside Spotify’s best genre playlists.

Enjoy these five days of sharing and celebrating this unbridled passion for music.

If you don’t know where to start, just go to our special Spotify ADE Lounge playlist, it’s the perfect introduction to the musical experience!

SXSW, here we come!

For a third, fantastic year, we will be painting Austin green. From March 10th through the 14th, the Spotify House will be your go-to venue to unwind and discover the best in new music.

This year, we’re moving to a brand new venue with more room to check out bands and catch up with friends.

Our 2014 lineup boasts 30+ must-see acts – including emerging stars G-Eazy and MØ, along with Glass Animals, Tove Lo, Jungle and Betty Who, to electro rockers Phantogram, St. Paul and The Broken Bones and many more – we’ve got something for everyone! In years past, Spotify has hosted a number of break-out artists during SXSW such as Kimbra, Haim, Kendrick Lamar, Tom Odell and St. Lucia and this year will be no different. Get the full line-up day by day here.

The CW Network, partner of The Spotify House and home of shows including The Vampire Diaries, Arrow, and Supernatural, will have stars from the upcoming sci-fi drama The 100 and other hit series stopping by to hang with some of the coolest new bands.

For even more awesomeness on the ground, we’ll be introducing a music-themed mosaic photo booth created by The Brigade, an interactive playlist generator as well as music trivia installation created by Beak Labs.

RSVP now and follow us on our dedicated SXSW Spotify handle @sxspotify to stay up to date on the latest news and giveaways! You can also subscribe to our text line [Text YES to 61235] to get up-to-the-minute updates from all the activity on the ground.  With so much on the go, be sure to follow us on Vine and Instagram for more information about our SXSW plans this year.

See you at SXSW!

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SxSpotify – Day One

We opened the doors of our Big Green Spotify House in Austin today for SXSW! Day One was filled with sunshine, live music, DJs, a Seahawk, and one friendly duck.

Ivan & Alyosha kicked off the day with a live set in our front yard. An acoustic, unplugged version of their hit “Easy to Love” drew the crowd in for one of the most intimate performances of the day.

Robert DeLong brought along face painters and treated our guests to some facial art before bringing down the house in a one-man show featuring drums, a joystick and even a Wii remote.

Watch the Duck closed out the day with a two hour session on our front porch with their mascot dancing amongst the crowd. Mixing in some Marvin Gaye, Law & Order theme songs and Barney, the sun set on day one with some serious partying.

Seattle Seahawk Russell Okung and Downloaded Director Alex Winter were amongst the guests checking out our photo booth, iced coffee from our friends at Cenote and Cuvee, and grub from East Side Kings.

The lineup tomorrow is sure to keep the party going as the music portion of SXSW gets started. Doors open at 12pm so get here early to secure a spot for performances by Jamie N Commons at 1pm and Twenty One Pilots at 3pm followed by DJ sets from White Panda at 4pm and Sam Spiegel at 5pm.

And keep following us on Twitter at @SxSpotify for all of your live updates from the Spotify House.

Get CAZZETTE’s “eject.” exclusively on Spotify

We are thrilled to team up with acclaimed Swedish DJ duo, CAZZETTE, to present the group’s debut album “eject.” exclusively on Spotify!

The talented dub house pair, consisting of Sebastian Furrer and Alexander Björklund, is set to release “eject.” in three parts, via a unique Spotify app.
Get the app here and stay tuned to these dates for each new release:

  • Part I – November 13th
  • Part II – December 11th
  • Part III – January 22nd, 2013

As well as housing all three parts of “eject.,” the app will feature all things CAZZETTE, including the twosome’s favorite club music and remixes, their latest videos, contests, tour dates and social chatter.

Managed by At Night, the folks behind Avicii’s meteoric career, CAZZETTE started to make waves with official remixes of Avicii and Swedish House Mafia tracks. They quickly scored main stage appearances at festivals such as Ultra, Tomorrowland, Creamfields and Beyond Wonderland. And now, with the first-of-its-kind exclusive release of “eject.” on Spotify, CAZZETTE is primed to be the next big thing in contemporary dance music.

Introduce your ears to CAZZETTE now!