Ads in Spotify

Earlier this year, in February, we started testing advertising within Spotify for a few of our beta testers. As we get closer to launch we’re expanding this advertising test to include almost all Spotify users. As from today you’ll notice that we’re testing a number of different models and formats, including audio spots and banners. […]

Spotify 0.3.1

We have just released a new version of Spotify. For this release: More country top lists have been added Browsing on Various Artists (which is not a real artist after all) has been disabled A warning has been added, informing the user that he needs to complete the information in his profile Links have been […]

How it all began

At Spotify we spend most of our our waking hours online, so it’s very hard to imagine a world without the web. It’s an exciting time in history and there is a bunch of interesting people behind it that we’re grateful to. Read more about our heroes in the July issue of Vanity Fair.

How does music work?

Spending all day trying to index all music in the world you tend to think about this sort of question. A friend sent us this really interesting podcast from Radio Lab in which they are trying to discover the main ingredients of music and understand why it touches us so intimately. So what exactly is […]

Spotify 0.3.0

We have just released a version of Spotify with an entirely new streaming protocol. This will allow us to build an efficient distribution system that we can scale to a much larger number of users, eventually letting you share Spotify with all your friends. While introducing the new streaming protocol, we have also switched to […]