We are on a mission. With over 25 billion listening hours under the hood since our launch seven years ago, we’re obsessed with figuring out how to bring music into every part of your life, wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, whatever your mood. More than ever, you’re telling us what you want: the best music to fit your mood and moment mixed with great entertainment throughout your day. We understand that how music fits into your life is as powerful as the music itself. So today we’re rolling out a richer mobile music experience built around your day, bringing you the music you love when you need it most. Introducing:
The Now start page. From the time you wake up until tonight’s party, the Now start page serves you the right music day and night. Need a Monday morning playlist pick-me-up? Done. The right tunes to help you focus after lunch? We’ve got you covered. And because Now learns what you like, you’ll be sure to hear the right music – selected from our in-house experts and your personal collection – whatever the occasion. Recommendations will adapt over time to fit your taste and mood.
Spotify Running. Every week millions of you lace up and hit the road to Spotify. Music is the perfect running companion but sometimes you need even more motivation to push on. That’s why Spotify Running is all about helping you go the extra mile.We’ve combined the best music on the planet – recommendations based on your listening history, multiple-genre playlists and original running compositions written by some of the world’s foremost DJs and composers – all tuned to your tempo and seamlessly transitioned to ensure you’ll never miss a beat. Start running and Spotify will detect your tempo, matching the perfect music in time to your step – making you a harder, better, faster, stronger runner.
And that’s not all: this Summer we’re teaming up with Nike to bring new music experiences to their audiences around the globe. And later this year, you’ll be able to access the new Spotify Running experience through the Nike+ app. We’re also integrating the RunKeeper app with Spotify Running later this year.
On top of our improved music experience, we’re also introducing an expanded world of entertainment built around you:
More Than Music. For the first time, Spotify is adding video clips and audio shows to the music mix. We know there are times in the day you want to switch between music to catch up on the latest news, listen to your favourite podcast or simply watch something fun. And with a stellar range of entertainment to choose from there’s something for everyone. Spotify will suggest video and audio shows for you to watch and learn what you love.
Spotify Originals. We’re also serving up an exciting slate of original content to entertain your day. Check out our Running Originals – music specifically designed for running that dynamically adapts to your running tempo. A total of six original tracks, all found within Spotify Running, are available at launch. We’re also introducing a range of exclusive content, from Dance Move of the Day produced by Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls brand, to specially curated radio shows presented by artists including Icona Pop, Jungle and Tyler the Creator.
Spotify now comes packed with entertainment, news and clips from the likes of ABC, BBC, Comedy Central, Condé Nast Entertainment, ESPN, Fusion, Maker Studios, NBC, TED and Vice News, with much more to come (see Notes to Editors for full entertainment roster).
We’re so excited to bring you a deeper, richer, more immersive Spotify experience. We want Spotify to help soundtrack your life by offering an even wider world of entertainment with an awesome mix of the best music, podcasts and video delivered to you throughout your day. And we’re just getting started. The new Now experience will begin rolling out today to iPhone users in the US, UK, Germany and Sweden – with more markets and platforms to follow in the near future. Spotify Running will start rolling out to iPhone users globally today. That’s entertainment.
The lovely Eliza Doolittle is releasing her second album ‘In Your Hands’ on October 14. From the sneak preview we’ve heard, we’re expecting big things and a new sound from Eliza, who’s showcasing her matured and soulful songwriting skills alongside her signature energetic bounce.
Spotify listeners can hear album track ‘Euston Road’ exclusive pre-release, and a personal message from Eliza herself. Take a listen here and follow the playlist to get notified as soon as the album is available.
This year alone Spotify has created brilliant, exclusive content in collaboration with artists like Daft Punk, Avicii and Kendrick Lamar, but now we’re ready to go further. Say hello to Spotlight, the new home for a whole host of fantastic music, the freshest discoveries and the hottest recommendations right at the heart of Spotify.
Spotlight will show you what’s hot and who’s next, plus there’ll be the coolest exclusives, pre-releases, b-sides and remixes alongside new artist recommendations, playlists, track-by-track commentaries and video interviews.
We’re launching Spotlight with two of the most exciting artists in the world today, Los Angeles’ own HAIM and New Zealand’s Lorde. There’s never been anything like this on Spotify before, so if you’re ready to meet your next favourite new band and discover a world of amazing music then we’ll meet you there.
For the best freshest recommendations and hottest tracks of the year so far, follow our Spotlight On 2013 playlist:
“No Cover Charge” is the debut EP from new electronic duo Door Policy, a fresh name on the scene but one that is set to make its mark. The new pairing is made up of singer/songwriter Takura and producer Bibby Jones.
Takura has written and featured on tracks from internationally renowned acts including Chase & Status and Rihanna, and most recently co-wrote Sub Focus & Alex Clare’s top 10 single ‘Endorphins’. Jones is signed to SonyATV and works as producer in his own right for some of the UK’s biggest artists!
“No Cover Charge” is now available for an exclusive pre-stream on Spotify from 3rd Sept!
Starting right now Spotify has an exclusive 24 hour premiere of the final segment of the video trailer for the upcoming Killers album, Battle Born.
Artfully capturing each band member’s journey to the studio, this video, titled “Brandon, The Battle Born,” is the finale of a four-part trailer series that gives fans a taste of a new album full of music heavily influenced by the band’s Nevada roots.
Watch here to follow Brandon Flowers and the rest of the band across the red plains of the desert and shimmering lights of Las Vegas to the studio for a moving performance of their new single, “Runaways”.
Want more? Only a few more weeks until Battle Born is out on September 17th! In the meantime, check out “Runaways” here or jam out to The Killers’ complete discography in the Complete Collection App on Spotify.
Once again its time for all things new and fresh on Spotify and this week there’s a lot of variety on offer!
Reverend & The Makers have put together a collaboration mix-tape which is exclusively on Spotify, and now thanks to our new gapless playback feature you can enjoy a seamless transition between tracks.
Gossip have just released their latest album ‘A Joyful Noise’ which is of course ready and waiting to be listened to on Spotify. So just to add to the excitement we thought we’d team up with Gossip to offer free tickets to their Gig at Shepherds’ Bush Empire. Click here to enter!
The Enemy have recorded an exclusive track by track to take which features spoken word as well as clips of each track, to give us an idea of what we’ve got to look forward to when the record is released next week!
To save you the hassle of searching for all these releases individually we’ve arranged them all into a playlist so all you have to do is click the Spotify play button below and start enjoying all the wonderful music!
We’ve also got some artist playlists for you to check out.
Singer/songwriter Angel has put together a playlist of old school tracks that inspire him as well as all the tunes he was loving last year!
Keane have also put a playlist together of tracks that they love, and want to share.