Spotify goes AWAL and updates with 43,253 tracks

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve struck a deal to add music from UK indie aggregator AWAL (Artists Without A Label). AWAL represents over 4,000 artists, 100,000 tracks and has had huge success stories such as the Arctic Monkeys and Moby and will be releasing the upcoming Thom Yorke single.

The first portion of AWALs catalogue arrives in this music update and we look forward to future updates with all their great music. In total we added 3,540 albums and singles to the catalogue today, in total 43,253 new tracks are now available.

A few highlights include:

Have a look at the Google doc for the full listing of all the releases. As with every update not all albums listed may be available in your country and some tracks previously available may no longer be playable due to regional restrictions.

Let us know what gems you find in this update.


  1. Grats on the contract! It’s good to see more and more labels joining in on the fun 🙂

  2. How many tracks you have in Spotify? I would like to know..

    Nice update tho!

  3. @kristianukkola, Try this command:


    This will give you a nice list AND the correct numbers for your country! 😉

  4. Sorry to point this out but isn’t it “Arctic Monkeys” not the “Arctic Monkey”? Don’t worry you could have made other mistakes such as “The Commodore” “Sugababe” “Pussycat Doll” or if you were really rushing “Amy Winehomes”.

  5. A few Flaming Lips albums that had been missing before are now available: Oh My Gawd, Telepathic Surgery and In a Priest Driven Ambulance!

  6. Months ago I searched for “Anni B Sweet” but no luck. Today I went to one of her concerts in my city and a friend told me that he has been listening her album at Spotify today! Now I see that you added the label “Subterfurge Records” just today. What a coincidence! I love it.
    This is her album

  7. would be so amazing if you could get “hey leonardo – blessid union of souls” up on spotify

  8. Could we please have a separate list containing only new single and album releases? This would be a huge help when finding new music on Spotify.

    Also could the What’s New section be improved so that you don’t see the same singles / albums on the screen again until you’ve reached the end?

  9. Hey can we see some Machinae Supremacy in the next track update?
    You guys rock hard seriously, keep up the good work spotify!

  10. You really have to do something about this restriction thing. Its really frustrating to me and others. Every time you update I find that many albums are not available. Could you at least only list those albums that are available in Sweden? So I and others dont get dissappointed when we search for our music.

  11. As they say above it is really frustrating the restriction thing. When you are travelling between countries it is really stupid to have the songs twice, one for each country. You should try to fix this as soon as possible.

  12. @skx: I would guess they have three million more tracks to add. 😉

    @incite: What have you been smoking?

    @sickofmotion: He (they) didn’t want to be included. Strange decision in my opinion…

    @victorcasta: Because they really want people to pirate their stuff instead. Yes, Rammstein opted out from being on Spotify.

    @david#c: Sadly there isn’t much Spotify can do about it at the moment. Actually many artists prefer to set up different deals in different countries in order to maximize their profits. They don’t really care about the listeners…

  13. Hi! just wondering if you could get some more songs with Mindless Self Indulgence and Slagsmålsklubben, if you could i’d be really pleased :D! Didnt know where to post this so did it here :P! Anyway, thank you for an awsume time with spotify!

  14. Hey. Thanks for the update guys. I’m glad we get lots of different types of music…I just have one question : what about classical/baroque music ? When are you getting EMI or Deutsches Grammophon music ? Just type ‘Bach’ on your spotify and realize what I’m talking about. It’s quite sad, really. 😦

  15. Dear Spotify!
    Could you be an angle to me and ad “Cocorosie” to the Spotify library? Its iTunes, so why not?

  16. And also, can you please try to make it available buying premium using your cellphone?
    I don’t have Visa and Mastercard, so please, can you atleast try?

  17. 4.816.982 in Spain….close to France!!! C’mon you guys!! Keep up the good stuff…..

  18. I have no idea when it happened, but thanks for the massive update with Infected Mushroom tracks!

  19. 4,846,848 tracks in Norway. I have discovered much more music with Spotify the last months then I have the last years using “traditional” methods. This is the way to stop piracy 🙂

  20. That’s awesome!

    Is it possible that you could add The Downtown Fiction to Spotify?

  21. OH MY GOD you added Jordan Rudess’s album Rhythm Of Time! I LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH!

  22. I love this system, I might even pay more for somekind of lossless format. have you consided .flac?

  23. I’ve noticed that couple of Paul van Dyk singles are in Appears On section. Could you fix it?