SXSW ’15 – here we come!

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We are so excited to be returning to Austin for our 4th year to celebrate SXSW! From March 15 – 20, The Spotify House will be your go-to venue to unwind, discover the best new artists and take part in unique experiences.

Our 2015 line-up boasts 30+ must-see-acts including breakout talent Marian Hill, Conrad, Cam and many more. Everyday, we’ll have live performances on two stages, so come ready to rock. You can check out the full daily line-up here. We’ll also be serving up the best local Austin eats, curated by our friends at SUPPER.

To kick start each day, The Spotify House will be hosting a unique SoulCycle pop-up experience. Each morning, live DJ sets and the best fitness instructors in the world will take Spotify fans on the ride of their lives, set to a once in a lifetime musical experience. SoulCycle fans will be riding to some of the world’s best DJ’s, including Ryan Hemsworth and Hudson Mohawke throughout the week. Check out the daily schedule here to sign up for a ride.

We’ve also teamed up with Bose, Squarespace and truth to bring to life one-of-a-kind experiences for guests.

  • Bose: Spotify is excited to launch Unveiled in partnership with Bose at this year’s SXSW. Unveiled provides music fans with a once in a lifetime experience of seeing their favorite artists perform their newest or soon-to-be-released album live, for the first time. Inaugural artists include James Bay, MisterWives and other special guests. Music fans visiting The Spotify House will also experience the power of Spotify through Bose® SoundTouch™ Wi-Fi® music systems.
  • Squarespace: Each day at The Spotify House, Austin-based Squarespace visual artists explore the intersection between music and art, creating new pieces inspired by the music of the day.
  • truth Truck is making its way to Austin to inspire people to #FinishIt. truth Tour Riders will keep visitors entertained with special guest DJs scratching from the iconic orange truck and with #LeftSwipeDat themed listening booths.

For additional information about The Spotify House, RSVP now and follow us on our dedicated SXSW Spotify handle @sxspotify to stay up to date on the latest news! And, be sure to follow us on Vine, Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat for more information about our SXSW plans this year.

See you at SXSW!

Try Pacemaker’s new automatic DJ feature: Autopilot

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 Your house party is amazing. People are dancing, hanging out and the vibe is perfect. Suddenly, the music stops. Just like that. Silence. Your DJ friend, the one who “promised” to take care of the music, has been lured off to other adventures. That’s when our friends at Pacemaker will be there to save the day.

Today Pacemaker are happy to launch Autopilot, an automatic DJ feature that mixes music for you. The perfect way to stop worrying about the music. Simply tap one button and watch a gorgeous interface unfold.

These are some of Autopilot’s characteristics:

● Your own intelligent DJ. Pick your favourite tracks or playlists and Autopilot will arrange and mix them based on the unique characters of each song.

● Skip a track! Skip on! Skip again! Autopilot quickly mixes the next track without having to wait for it to load. No more awkward silence.

● Not sure what to play? Pacemaker’s suggestion engine Match Machine scans through your playlists and millions of Spotify tracks to help Autopilot™ find the perfect tunes.

Pacemaker with Autopilot is available on iPad from today. Party on!

 

 

 

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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Live from ADE 2014 #SoundOfADE

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Sharing music. Sharing thoughts on music. Sharing love for music…and celebrating it all in one place at one time. That’s what ADE is all about.

Ever since it’s beginnings in the mid-90s, the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) has been about a love of music. It started out with a small, pioneering group of music-industry people, DJs and connoisseurs from all over the world sharing their passion for electronic dance music and it’s many subgenres. Now it’s worldwide.

In 2014, ADE hosts almost 100 stages, welcomes 300,000 visitors, 2000 DJ artists and producers, and 5000 music industry professionals. By day it’s all talking, but by night it’s all partying in the small but famously cosmopolitan place called Amsterdam. And let’s not forget: the announcement on who will be the new number 1 DJ in the world, will be held here as well.

Sadly, not all of us can jump on a bike, bus, train or plane to get there. Spotify wants to help to share a part of the ADE-experience with everyone. So – for the duration of the event – we will be bringing you a special category named LIVE FROM ADE 2014. LIVE FROM will offer a full selection of the very best in today’s electronic dance music. Discover the new or relish the legends, find your heroes or your new favourite DJ and get a taste of the endlessly shifting musical styles, straight from the event.

Artists like Afrojack, Oliver Koletzki, Nicky Romero, Detroit Swindle, Eelke Kleijn, Armin van Buuren, Claptone, Laidback Luke, Martin Garrix, Avicii, Oliver Weiter, Hardwell, Nause, Paul Oakenfold, Cazzette and many more will be picking their top 20 tracks for ADE, while record labels such as Spinnin’ Records, OWSLA, Big Beat, Ninja Tune and Dirty Bird will serve up their top new choices alongside Spotify’s best genre playlists.

Enjoy these five days of sharing and celebrating this unbridled passion for music.

If you don’t know where to start, just go to our special Spotify ADE Lounge playlist, it’s the perfect introduction to the musical experience!

Follow the Moon

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This summer, Spotify is teaming with Blue Moon Brewing Company to present the Follow the Moon Tour – a five-city event series that will bring together fans and artists across music, food, and visual art for artfully crafted evenings under full moon skies.

The tour hits Phoenix on May 15 with Dr. Dog, Charleston on June 2 with Typhoon, Chicago on June 12 with Moon Taxi, Brooklyn on July 12 with Delta Spirit, and wraps with a Super Moon finale in Denver on August 8 with the Temper Trap. At each stop, we’ll feature food from local vendors and live art from local visual artists.

For more information and details on how 21+ users can attend, check out spotify.com/followthemoon

 

 

 

 

SXSW, here we come!

For a third, fantastic year, we will be painting Austin green. From March 10th through the 14th, the Spotify House will be your go-to venue to unwind and discover the best in new music.

This year, we’re moving to a brand new venue with more room to check out bands and catch up with friends.

Our 2014 lineup boasts 30+ must-see acts – including emerging stars G-Eazy and MØ, along with Glass Animals, Tove Lo, Jungle and Betty Who, to electro rockers Phantogram, St. Paul and The Broken Bones and many more – we’ve got something for everyone! In years past, Spotify has hosted a number of break-out artists during SXSW such as Kimbra, Haim, Kendrick Lamar, Tom Odell and St. Lucia and this year will be no different. Get the full line-up day by day here.

The CW Network, partner of The Spotify House and home of shows including The Vampire Diaries, Arrow, and Supernatural, will have stars from the upcoming sci-fi drama The 100 and other hit series stopping by to hang with some of the coolest new bands.

For even more awesomeness on the ground, we’ll be introducing a music-themed mosaic photo booth created by The Brigade, an interactive playlist generator as well as music trivia installation created by Beak Labs.

RSVP now and follow us on our dedicated SXSW Spotify handle @sxspotify to stay up to date on the latest news and giveaways! You can also subscribe to our text line [Text YES to 61235] to get up-to-the-minute updates from all the activity on the ground.  With so much on the go, be sure to follow us on Vine and Instagram for more information about our SXSW plans this year.

See you at SXSW!

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Denver and Seattle Mayors Share Their Super Bowl Playlists

The big game is this Sunday, and whether your preparations include refreshing the latest Broncos and Seahawks news or gathering all the chili, guac, wings and beer you can get your hands on, you’re going to need a solid pump-up playlist and Spotify has you covered.

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray teamed up with Spotify and created exclusive playlists to rev up fans of both sides before Sunday’s showdown. Their playlists span many decades and genres, showcasing the unique culture, musical talents and fighting strength of each city – while also revealing the eclectic musical tastes of each Mayor.

Some of our personal favorites on the lists include John Denver, Queen and The Osborne Brothers on the Denver side, and Jimi Hendrix, Sir Mix-a-Lot and Phish from Seattle. So which city do you think has the best taste in music? Take a listen to each playlist below and decide for yourself.

Denver Playlist:

Seattle Playlist:

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Good news Enrique Iglesias fans, you have now the chance to talk to one of the biggest stars in Spain, Latin America and the Hispanic Market in the United States.

Enrique Iglesias has sold over 60 million units worldwide, making him one of the best selling Spanish language artists of all time. He has received several awards, including a 1996 Grammy Award for best Latin performer, Billboard’s “Artist of the Year” and “Album of the Year”, and a pair of American Music Awards. Billboard has called him The King of Latin Pop and The King of Dance. You can check out his discography on Spotify.

Don’t miss a thing tomorrow on Soundrop at 09:00 AM PST (12pm EST, 5pm GMT).
In the meantime, listen to the next album with some of his greatest hits and get your questions ready!

 

Bonnaroo – VIP Style

6 days till Bonnaroo! We’re entering the home stretch for this year’s Bonnaroo and before y’all descend on Manchester for the festivities, we thought we’d make somebody’s day by upgrading their experience to VIP!

Yes, you read that right. VIP.

This awesome prize includes:

  • Exclusive VIP entrance
  • 1 VIP ticket
  • Preferred parking and camping near venue in VIP area for one car
  • Showers and restrooms!!
  • VIP dinner and party on Thursday night
  • Access to 3 exclusive VIP lounges located throughout the site, which include laptops with internet access, cell phone charging stations, gaming areas, and live video feed of festival performances
  • Exclusive viewing areas for the What and Which stages

Wanna class it up this weekend? Simply re-tweet our tweet to get in on the action.

We’ll announce the 4 lucky winners this Monday so get tweeting now!

See the Official Rules for more details.