10 cities. 10 artists. Take a ride or see an exclusive live session.

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On Monday we revealed how you can now choose your music when you ride with Uber.

Tomorrow, fans in 10 global cities can help us celebrate with either an artist ride-along or exclusive live session.

So how do you take part?

  1. Connect your Spotify account from the Uber Profile screen or sign up.
  2. Open up the Uber app at the time listed below for your city on Friday November 21st.
  3. Request the special car.
  4. If you’re in a ride-along city and your ride is confirmed you’ll be one of the first to experience the new Spotify-enabled Uber cars. And if you’re really lucky, get ready for the ride of your life with!
  5. If you’re in a live session city you’ll be picked up and taken to a secret location. Shh.

New to Uber? Get your first ride free (up to $30) at uber.com/spotify

Which cities and artists are included?

Exclusive live sessions will be happening in:

  • New York City – Andrew W.K. (open the Uber app at 6:00pm)
  • Singapore – The Sam Willows (open the Uber app at 6:00pm)
  • Mexico City – Ximena Sariñana (open the Uber app at 7:00pm)
  • Stockholm – Ansiktet (open the Uber app at 7:30pm)
  • London – Professor Green (open the Uber app at 6:00pm)

Artist ride-alongs will take place in:

  • Los  Angeles – Diplo (open the Uber app at 2:30pm)
  • San Francisco – Matt and Kim (open the Uber app at 2:30pm)
  • Sydney – Ricki Lee (open the Uber app at 2:30pm)
  • Toronto – Kevin Drew (open the Uber app at 2:00pm)
  • Nashville – Jake Owen (open the Uber app at 2:00pm)

Want to get a jump on the action? Connect your Spotify account to Uber right now

 

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Members of the Spotify Community visit our Stockholm office

Within the Spotify community there is a core base of dedicated Rock Stars who go out of their way to help everyday users resolve their issues and keep the brand alive,” Dan, Spotify Community Rock Star.  

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Last week we welcomed seven of our Community Rock Stars to the Spotify headquarters for a three-day Rock Star Jam in Stockholm.

The Community Rock Stars met members of our Design, iOS, Android, Desktop, and User Research teams, and got to hang out with our co-founders, Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon.

Daniel and Martin thanked them for their invaluable contributions – over 50,000 questions answered in Community in the last year.

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Here are some of our Rock Stars’ impressions on the visit:

“We got to speak to the Leads/VP’s of most departments,” said Rock Star Dan Howell, 32, from the UK. “They dedicated time out of their busy schedules to see us and it all went to make this a magical trip for everyone on board. “When Martin [Lorenzton] came into the room you could immediately sense his fun personality.”

For 22-year-old Peter Doggart from the UK, meeting the other Rock Stars was the highlight of the Jam. “With the Spotify Community being large and international, it was amazing to finally get the majority of the team together in one place. Being in the Spotify office talking to senior members of the team was amazing–we were definitely made to feel appreciated and special.” 

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Texas-native Matt Suda, 18, said his favorite moment at the Rock Star Jam was speaking with Daniel Ek. “Daniel said his favourite feature was ’repeat one’. I was the one who pushed for a ‘repeat one’ mode [in the Community Ideas board], so I was happy and shocked to hear that he enjoys it as much as I do.”

The other Rock Star Jam attendees included Marco Hülf from Germany, Jyri Väätäinen from Finland, Josh Nicholson from the United States, and Joe Wylot from Poland.

The Community Rock Star Program was launched last November and now has over 60 members who consistently answer questions, chat with Spotify customers, and discuss music in the online forums.

Come this way if you want to join our Spotify Community.  

Game On! Win awesome Sonos gear this Super Bowl

It’s game time! We’re going to make a cameo in Sonos‘ ad during the First Half  and to celebrate, we’re giving away some amazing Sonos gear and Spotify Premium!

Up for grabs:

  • Grand Prize – One (1) Sonos Playbar soundbar, two (2) pairs Sonos Play:1 Wireless Speakers, and 6 month Spotify Premium Membership.
  • Five First Prizes – One (1) Sonos Play:1 Wireless Speaker and 1 month Spotify Premium Membership.
  • One Hundred (100) Second Prizes – 1 month Spotify Premium Membership.

Want in? Simply re-tweet our tweet to get in on the action. See competition Terms and Conditions for more details.

Be sure to follow @Spotify and @Sonos on Twitter throughout the game as we live playlist the inaugural Spotify #MusicBowl.

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Predict the CMA Awards Winners and Win!

It’s “Country Music’s Biggest Night™” so Spotify and the Country Music Association are teaming up to give you the chance to predict the winners of this year’s CMA Awards.  Just go to www.spotify.com/cma, listen to all the nominated artists and make your picks in each category.   Submit your selections and you could win a trip to the 2014 CMA Awards.

“The 47th Annual CMA Awards” will be hosted for the sixth consecutive year by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and will air live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN Wednesday, Nov. 6 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on ABC.

Kacey Musgraves and Taylor Swift top the list of nominees this year with six nods each.  The reigning CMA Female Vocalist Miranda Lambert and Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the Year Blake Shelton each received five nominations; and Florida Georgia Line and Keith Urban each received four nominations for “Country Music’s Biggest Night™.” For details on the CMA Awards including nominees, performers and presenters, visit CMAawards.com.

So remember to log onto www.spotify-cma.com and make your picks for your chance to win a trip to Nashville for next year’s CMA Awards!

Win a pair of Parrot Zik headphones

Parrot_Zik_logoAudiophiles, you are in for a treat – we have a pair of the awesome Parrot Zik headphones up for grabs!

These state-of-the-art wireless headphones offer a unique touch control panel and active noise cancellation to immerse yourself completely in your music.

Equipped with a powerful Digital Signal Processor (DSP) algorithm that reconstructs your listening experience, the Parrot Zik will make you feel like you’re sitting in an actual concert hall. 

Want to get in on the action? Re-tweet this tweet for your chance to win!

Please see here for our official Terms and Conditions.

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See Danko Jones Live!

Rockers Danko Jones will be appearing with Danish hard-rock sensation Volbeat on their upcoming North American tour. To celebrate, Spotify, Skullcandy and Danko Jones are flying out one lucky person and a friend to see the sold-out show in New York on April 9th, and meet the band!

Up for grabs:

  • First prize: Two round-trip plane tickets to New York (*from contiguous United States), two tickets to the show and meet and greet with Danko Jones, hotel for one night along with custom Danko Skullcandy headphones and 6 months of Spotify Premium.
  • Runner-up prizesTwo tickets to any Volbeat/Danko show in the US (between March 6th – April 11th, 2013), a meet and greet with the band along with custom Danko Skullcandy headphones and 6 months Spotify Premium.

What are you waiting for? Click HERE to enter!

What’s your GRAMMY prediction

With the eagerly-awaited GRAMMY Awards airing this Sunday, we looked at song and album streams to predict which nominees would walk away with the coveted gilded gramophones if it were up to Spotify users.

Check out these key predictions based on streaming data:

  • Gotye is predicted to pick up Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance with their chart-topper ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’
  • Mumford & Son’s folk album ‘Babel’ is projected to win Album of the Year over rock albums from The Black Keys and Jack White and breakouts from Fun. and Frank Ocean
  • The Lumineers have the edge on taking home Best New Artist over Fun., Frank Ocean, and The Alabama Shakes
  • Carly Rae Jepsen’s pop anthem ‘Call Me Maybe’ is predicted to snag Best Pop Solo Performance while Carrie Underwood’s ‘Blown Away’ is favored for Best Country Song

What’s your prediction for the GRAMMYs?

Share with us your pick and you could win an all-inclusive trip to LA and a pair of seats at next year’s show! Simply head on over to our Facebook page or to Billboard.com to make your mark. There’s a new category every day, and each one gives you another place in the draw. What’s more, for each category you predict correctly, you’ll also get a chance to win Spotify Premium for 6 months!

What are you waiting for? Come Predict the GRAMMYs with us!

Predict the GRAMMYs and WIN!

Fun or Florence? Black Keys or Jack White? Who’ll come out on top at the 55th GRAMMY Awards? Guess and you could win an all-inclusive trip to LA and a pair of seats at next year’s show!

Simply head on over to our Facebook page or to Billboard.com and predict who’ll win in each category. Once you’ve voted, you’ll be entered into the sweepstake. There’s a new category every day, and each one gives you another place in the draw.

For each category you predict correctly, you’ll also get a chance to win Spotify Premium for 6 months!

So remember to vote daily, and who knows? You could find yourself rubbing shoulders with the stars at next year’s GRAMMYs…

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Win the ultimate Moogfest Setup

Moogfest is almost upon us! The annual event that honors the remarkable vision of Robert Moog and his amazing musical inventions, Moogfest 2012 will be held on the weekend of October 26 – 27. Hosting over 30 artists including Primus 3D, Orbital, Nas, Miike Snow, Santigold, Richie Hawtin, Squarepusher, Explosions in the Sky, this is one festival you won’t want to miss.

Heading to Asheville? Stand in line to win the ultimate Moogfest setup plus exclusive tickets to the kick-off party featuring Justice!

One lucky winner will receive:

  • 2 Tickets to Justice (Unofficial Moogfest 2012 Kickoff Show on 10/25)
  • 2 General Admission Festival Passes (10/26-10/27)
  • Moogfest Merchandise Package (including t-shirts, hoodies and posters)

Want to get in on the action? Re-tweet this tweet for your chance to win!

Please see here for our official Terms and Conditions.

Share Spotify for a Chance to Win!

Would you like the chance to win a $2,500 gift certificate to Urban Outfitters? Or how about one of the many $100 Urban Outfitters gift cards we’re giving away every week?

All you have to do is tell your friends about Spotify.

1. Share the love of Spotify with your friends & be entered to win.

2. You get an additional entry for every friend who registers for a free Spotify account.*

3. The more you share, the more chances you have to win!

…and don’t forget to check out the latest Urban Outfitters’ playlist on Spotify!

*Limit 21 entries per Entrant.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. INTERNET ACCESS IS REQUIRED TO ENTER. Open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older and who currently reside in the United States at time of entry. For complete rules, please see our terms and conditions.