Mix It Up this Fashion Week

Lights. Camera. Fashion!

Fashion Week has officially kicked off and we’re buzzing with all the glitz and the glamour. Some of our stylish friends have been kind enough to craft some chic playlists to get you in the mood. Tune in here!

Rebecca Minkoff

Emporio Armani

Nina Garcia

DailyCandy

Vanity Fair

Glamour

Refinery29

StyleCaster

Christian Louboutin

Check out their playlists for Fashion Night Out London and LA on the Louboutin World profile here

DJs Ingrosso and Alesso throw first ever Spotify house party

DJs Ingrosso and Alsesso throw first ever Spotify house party

… and everyone’s invited! The party kicks off on June 1st at 19.00 BST.

Two of the world’s biggest DJs, Sebastian Ingrosso from Swedish House Mafia and Alesso, are inviting fans to an exclusive Spotify house party.

By setting up a special room in the Soundrop app on Spotify, the DJs will be sharing some of their favourite tunes ‘live’ inside the app, including the single ”Calling (Lose My Mind)”, due to be released in the UK on May 27th. Fans can then vote directly in the app to decide what tracks will be played next. The two DJs will also be chatting directly to their fans inside Soundrop with the party in full swing.

The party takes place on June 1st at 19.00 BST. All European fans can join the event on Facebook from today, where they can keep up to speed with all the party plans.

Join us now on Facebook.

Win private performance with Slow Moving Millie and this week’s music news.

Slow Moving Millie

With the release of her debut album Renditions, Slow Moving Millie is excited to announce an exclusive competition for Spotify users. You can be the lucky winner of a private performance via Skype! Click here for details and to enter.

Our friends at Fierce Panda are celebrating the release of their new compilation The Imperfect Ten by giving away goodies including 6 months of Spotify Premium. By merely creating a 10-track playlist on Spotify from the Fierce Panda catalogue, you can be in with a chance to win. Check out the details here.

Feeling in the Christmas mood? French label Naïve have it sorted with their We Have Band – Christmas Songs playlist.

Finally, don’t forget to check out Never Shout Never’s EP Time Travel, exclusive to Spotify

Spotify Live presents Maverick Sabre and Clock Opera

Clockopera

We are very excited to announce our fourth Spotify Live event that will take place at The Lexington in London on the 14th of December.

Kicking off the gig, Guy Connelly will perform in his guise as Clock Opera, playing his usual dizzying, chopped up mix of samples, beats and wrangled vocals. His influences are eclectic, so we’re expecting a great show!

Following Clock Opera, Maverick Sabre, one of the most distinctive voices in modern R&B, will take to the stage to perform tracks from his EP, Lost Years. This is a great chance to see the 22 year-old perform in an intimate setting before the release of his debut album Lonely Are The Brave.

Maverick Sabre

The gig is totally free! A limited number of tickets given out on first-come first-served basis to those who did not win tickets, and wish to try their luck on the night. The doors open at 7.30pm.

But if you want to secure your place, if you are a Premium subscriber and over 18, you can email spotifylive@rockfeedback.com for the chance to get a plus one on the guest list and a complimentary drink on arrival. The competition ends on Monday at 4pm. Also both the Guardian and Rockfeedback will be offering a limited amount of guaranteed tickets. For your chance of winning a couple of them, visit www.guardian.co.uk/music/spotifylive or www.rockfeedback.com.

The videos from the show will be available on the Guardian, Rockfeedback and here on our blog, so come back to check them out after the gig!

Win tickets to the Manic Street Preachers at The O2 in London

To celebrate the release of National
Treasures – The Complete Singles
, Manic Street Preachers will play a unique, once in a lifetime Christmas party at The O2 in London and we are offering Spotify listeners a chance to win tickets to the show!

For your chance to win a a pair of tickets to this very special one-off Christmas show at The O2 in London on Saturday 17th December 2011 simply enter here.

The band promise “Glitter, glamour, special guests and a ticker-tape celebration. A never to
be repeated one-off visual experience encompassing 21 years of MSP with 38 songs – from
1990’s ‘Motown Junk’ to (but not in order!) 2011’s ‘This Is The Day’. ”

You can check out the album as well as playlists created by the Manics on their Spotify profile.

Your chance to get 2 VIP Tickets to Last.fm Live Fridays

Last.fm Live Fridays
Last.fm Presents Live Fridays is coming. A night curated by Last.fm users from what they’ve been listening to on their hype charts. Taking place on 7th October at the Relentless Garage in London, the night will be headlined by CocknBullKid and supported by Jess Mills and I Am Harlequin, all sewn up with an indie pop tag for the night.

The Last.fm DJs will also be down there spinning some tracks for an indie disco afterwards. For more information on the gig head to www.last.fm/presents to listen to the artist radio to get you in the mood. You can also suggest what indie pop floorfillers you want playing on the night!

We have a VIP pair of tickets to offer for the show. All you have to do is post on the comments below the best playlist you have found thanks to a friend, and the reason why you think the playlist is so good!

We’ll contact the winner by email. You have until the 26th of September to participate.

Good luck!

Win tickets, travel and accommodation to see Muse live in London

One of the world’s greatest rock bands are playing at one the world’s greatest venues this September. And you could be there with them!

Muse are currently mid-way through their first worldwide stadium tour ever! And after playing incredible shows all over Europe, Japan, Korea and USA the band are back on home soil for three nights to play their final UK gig dates of the year.

Spotify, alongside Warner Music are giving you and a friend the chance to win tickets to the Muse gig at Wembley, London on 11th September. All you have to do is click here to register your details and you will automatically be placed in a draw to win tickets, travel, accommodation, as well as other Muse goodies. Not only that, the winner as well as nine other lucky runners up will receive a month’s access to Spotify Premium.

Good luck!

Spotify introduces Believe Digital

We’re always looking to add more music to our catalogue from a diverse range of sources. Today we’re happy to let you know about a new partnership with Believe Digital, the leading digital distributor for independent artists and labels in Europe.

This means a huge number of new indies coming to Spotify, among them a lot of french artists which is particularly great as we’ve recently opened up for a wider audience in France. For all of those who wonder what Nouvelle Vague means, you may find a delightful musical answer. And for music lovers in general, here is a selection of what Believe has in store for you: Sélection_Believe (a lot more to come…).

French Summary:
Spotify signe un partenariat avec Believe Digital

Nous ajoutons en permanence de la musique disponible de nombreux labels indépendants européens, mais nous souhaitons mettre particulièrement en avant notre partenariat récent avec Believe Digital, le 1er label numérique européen.

Believe c’est plus de 600 000 titres en cours d’encodage et un grand pas en avant pour la France grâce à son catalogue très riche en artistes français.

Les derniers artistes ayant signé avec Believe Digital seront donc disponibles dans l’application : Wayne Beckford, nominé pour les derniers MIDEM Talents (sortie de l’album Alpha Omega le 19 avril prochain), Jil Is Lucky dont le titre ‘The Wanderer’ a été utilisé dans la dernière pub Kenzo Flower diffusé à la télévision et au cinéma ou encore The Amplifetes, groupe suédois d’électro pop, dont le premier album est attendu pour avril.

Community Awards

I just wanted to take a minute and let everyone know about a little initiative being run by Afront over at the The Pansentient League blog. Afront has put together a competition to find the best Spotify Community site and we’ve pitched in with some premium subscriptions for the winners. We think this is a great initiative and really appreciate all the hard work people put into building these sites.

Head over and vote for you favourite Spotify community site, also check out our Resources page that Afront kindly helps keep updated.