Spotify Argentina turns one year old today!
In the last 12 months, Argentinian users have streamed songs more than 711 million times, which corresponds to more than 48 million hours (or more than 5000 years) of continuous music. To put that in context: around 5000 years ago, the city of Troy was founded — and Buenos Aires wasn’t even on the map yet!
Taken together, the total number of streams for the top 5 songs of the year add up to 49 continuous years of music — all the way back to 1965, when Argentinian Rock was just getting off the ground in Bar La Cueva with Los Shakers, Pajarito Zaguri, Moris, Javier Martínez, Los Gatos and Tanguito.
Thank you to all of our users in Argentina for making Spotify part of your lives over the last year. Here’s to a new year full of lots of great music! To get started, here’s a playlist with the most shared songs of the year in Argentina!
Music for life. Football for life. Everything you need to soundtrack the beautiful game.
This game is so much more than a sport. Hoping to share our passion for football with our equally-obsessed users, we at Spotify have put together www.spotifylovesfootball.com, a site dedicated to the inseparable relationship between music and the game. We have favorite tracks selected by football superstars like Wayne Rooney, Neymar, Kaká and David Luiz, as well as music superstars like Avicii, Shakira, Jennifer López or the Brazilian legend, Gilberto Gil -among many others.
We have playlists to help you through moments of anguish, drunken partying, or simply out-of-control, madcap joy. And we have travel tips, music primers, a regularly updated feature section, and playlists for all 32 teams, with songs chosen by you to represent your country in our Spotify Playlist Cup.
So bring on the national pride, the delirious screaming and the compulsive nail biting. Put on your favorite tracks and follow us all the way to the final. We’ve got a bad case of football fever.
Let the games begin.
We are thrilled to announce that as of today, Spotify is available to everyone in Brazil. Your friends in Brazil can now join the 40 million people around the world who are enjoying a new way of listening to music.
Spotify is now available in 57 markets worldwide! That means it is easier than ever to share music with your friends around the world, as well as discover more global music than ever.
Know someone in Brazil? Send them a song today!
Introducing Discover and Browse to Windows Phone
Enjoy old favourites or discover new ones with Discover
Find great playlists for every mood, genre and moment with Browse
Spotify Radio arrives to Windows Phone
Today we’re introducing a new update to our Windows Phone users. The update brings features Discover and Browse, meaning it’s easier than ever to discover new favourites, as well as finding the perfect playlist for every mood and moment.
- Introducing Browse: Going for a jog or to the gym? We’ve got the playlist to help you go the extra mile. Hosting a dinner or getting ready for a big night out? We’ve got you covered. We even have playlists for different moods, so regardless of whether you need an upbeat boost or something more relaxing to wind down to – we’ve got just the thing. You can also browse through a collection of our top lists and check out new releases.
- Introducing Discover: Don’t know what to listen to next? That’s okay. We do. Spotify’s Discover page seeks out personalised recommendations by seamlessly combining Spotify’s best-in-class technology and social tools with curated content from music experts including Pitchfork, Songkick, Tunigo, and much, much more.
We’re also introducing the much sought after Radio feature, where you can create your own stations or just choose one and go with the flow. And the user interface has been streamlined, so browsing and discovering music looks better than ever.
Download the updated Spotify from the Windows Phone Store today. A Spotify Premium subscription is required and there’s a Free 30 day-trial you can sign up for by clicking here.
Please check availability in your local Store.
Through March 22, Spotify’s is heading down to Panama City Beach, FL to soundtrack Spring Break. If you’re going to be there, say hi to the Spotify Team who’ll be DJing at the Summit Beach Resort, giving away cool prizes on the beach and setting up VIP booths at the concerts for artist meet and greets.
Whether you’re there or not add your song to the “People’s Playlist of Spring Break” and enter for the chance to win a VIP package for 2 to the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival! To enter, just Tweet your favorite song on Spotify and #SpringBreak*
Be safe and have fun!
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Over forty teens opened the Spotify House at SXSW this year with The Spotify Studio, a series of music workshops we created just for them.
Teens from all over Austin, TX, participated in sessions like songwriting and music marketing, put together by the incredible teams at Girls Rock Camp, ReRoute Music, and Pacemaker. The House buzzed as everyone made their own beats and wrote original songs. Students Makalah Adams and Dustin Kelley shared their newly written songs with an impromptu performance. In music marketing, they learned the basics of crafting an image as an artist, designed their own band logos, and created playlists of the music that inspires them.
During lunch, a panel of experts, like talent buyer Jack McFadden, from Austin City Limits Live, and David McDonough, from C3, joined us to talk about offstage careers in the music industry. They shared some really valuable advice and helped show how you turn a love of music into a career, even if you decide not to be a performer. Student Darrel Harris said his main take-away from the career panel was, “I now know how important it is to get myself out there and expand my network.”
We asked these budding musicians to tell us what songs inspired them. Listen to their selections!
Today marks the end of Winamp, one of the oldest and most important pieces of software in the history of digital music.
To honour the engineering skill and passion that goes into building wonderful software that millions of people enjoy we would like to share a small tribute to honour the great legacy of Winamp.
Spotiamp is a fully functional music player where you can login using your Spotify Premium account and stream music. We hope this will give you some nice memories of the days before Spotify!
Thank you Winamp – you really whipped the llama’s ass!
Over and out,
Ludde & Spotify Gothenburg, Sweden
PS. We are hiring :)
We’re delighted to announce that Spotify is available in 20 new markets starting today:
Hungary, Czech Republic, Malta, Bulgaria, Slovakia, and Cyprus
Chile, Colombia, Uruguay, El Salvador, Paraguay, Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua, Peru, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Costa Rica, and Bolivia.
Do you know anyone in any of these countries that would love to have the best music for every moment?
Send them a playlist today!
As lovers of music and technology, we’re psyched to partner with Virgin Records and Everlapse to participate in Bastille’s North American kick off. The album “Bad Blood” had a huge launch here, debuting at #11 on Billboard’s U.S. chart.
As an exciting first for Everlapse, they have expanded their platform to include the ability to add the Spotify player, which has created a way for Bastille fans to show the band they’ve got their backs — and each other’s — all while streaming “Bad Blood.”
Want to join in? Add a photo of yourself making the Bastille sign to their Everlapse clip. Hit play in the upper left to start listening to the album, then tap the green camera icon to add a photo of you making the band’s logo.
As more fans add the logo and share this clip, their photos will be added, showing the band and the world the force of the Bastille stormers.