Cover Me!

Some songs are so closely associated with certain musicians that it’s hard to believe they weren’t the first to perform them. “Respect” Best-Known Version: Aretha Franklin Original artist: It’s an Otis Redding song. When it came out on his 1965 album Otis Blue, it wasn’t a hit or even a single. Franklin covered it two […]



Can you solve Spotify’s Tech Puzzles?

If you like a puzzle, here’s a mighty challenge for you! Are you techy enough to solve Spotify’s Tech Puzzles? We use these puzzles to screen candidates who want to be part of Spotify’s development team. They’re a great way to find really talented people to come and work for us and help Spotify to […]


Spotify the Election

With the 2012 Elections heating up, what better way to stay up to date than with this interactive map from our friends at the Huffington Post? Meshing together music and politics, this incredible Spotify Play Button integration will keep you hooked whether you’re interested in the super PACs or more into 2Pac. Map the Election […]


Cast your vote for this year’s BMI Social Star Award

Each year the team at BMI holds the Urban Awards – a star-studded event drawing the entire entertainment community together to celebrate the songwriters, producers and publishers of the most-performed urban songs of the previous year. This year, we are thrilled to team up with BMI to introduce the Social Star Award, an honor reserved […]


See Imagine Dragons Live!

Imagine Dragons went from just being another band on the Vegas strip, to an amazing indie rock band that has created an authentic and unique sound. While 3 of the 4 band mates came from the prestigious Berklee College of Music, they bring a certain technicality “mixed with feeling” that makes magic happen. With their […]


Our Interview with Nathan from Gossip

“London blew my mind at first – there were so many radical freaks here…”, Nathan Howdeshell from Gossip Nathan Howdeshell, founder member and guitarist with Gossip since 1999, dropped by the Spotify office this week to DJ in the Soundrop room. Sat surrounded by notes scribbled with ideas for tracks, bottles of cold beer and […]


Spotify App of the week: Armada Stream 40

The Armada Stream 40 app features 40 of the label’s highlight tracks, including all release info, a link to its full release and artists, as well as its previous position, amount of weeks in the charts and more. Now you can explore the archive and go back in time to relive memories, create a playlist […]


The sounds of August courtesy of Sharemyplaylists.com

We present you the music selection that our friends from Sharemyplaylists have handpicked for this month. Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time Does this playlist look familiar? It should. Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time has been in our Top 50 Chart for a record-breaking 88 weeks! There are now 100,000 […]