SxSpotify – Day One

We opened the doors of our Big Green Spotify House in Austin today for SXSW! Day One was filled with sunshine, live music, DJs, a Seahawk, and one friendly duck.

Ivan & Alyosha kicked off the day with a live set in our front yard. An acoustic, unplugged version of their hit “Easy to Love” drew the crowd in for one of the most intimate performances of the day.

Robert DeLong brought along face painters and treated our guests to some facial art before bringing down the house in a one-man show featuring drums, a joystick and even a Wii remote.

Watch the Duck closed out the day with a two hour session on our front porch with their mascot dancing amongst the crowd. Mixing in some Marvin Gaye, Law & Order theme songs and Barney, the sun set on day one with some serious partying.

Seattle Seahawk Russell Okung and Downloaded Director Alex Winter were amongst the guests checking out our photo booth, iced coffee from our friends at Cenote and Cuvee, and grub from East Side Kings.

The lineup tomorrow is sure to keep the party going as the music portion of SXSW gets started. Doors open at 12pm so get here early to secure a spot for performances by Jamie N Commons at 1pm and Twenty One Pilots at 3pm followed by DJ sets from White Panda at 4pm and Sam Spiegel at 5pm.

And keep following us on Twitter at @SxSpotify for all of your live updates from the Spotify House.

Spotify is Heading to SXSW!

For a second year, the Spotify House is opening its doors to celebrate SXSW! From March 11th through the 15th, our Big Green House will be your go-to venue to unwind, discover new music and see buzz-worthy up and coming bands.

Every day we’ll have two live performances from some of our favorite new artists, as well as a DJ to finish the day and start your night!

We’ve got everything from food truck flavors, ping pong, a photo booth and more – so you won’t have a reason to leave the House all day! Spotify Premium users get priority access to the House and free food and merchandise all week. If you haven’t got Premium already, sign up now!

We’ll also be hosting an extra special Spotify Live show on Wednesday, March 13th. More details to come – but trust us, you won’t want to miss this lineup!

To get on the guest-list for the Big Green House, just RSVP here. You’ll also be entered to win an exclusive swag bag filled with SXSpotify goodies!

For the latest updates, keep checking back and follow us on Twitter @SXSpotify.

See you in Austin!

Super Bowl Playlist Goes Purple

With Ravens vs. 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII right around the corner, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake shows us how her city gets pumped up for the biggest game of the year.

From stadium favorites like “Lose Yourself” and “Seven Nation Army” to Ray Lewis’ intro song “Hot in Herre” to the Mayor’s personal favorite “This is How We Do It,” this playlist is sure to get Ravens fans seeing purple on Super Bowl Sunday.

Get CAZZETTE’s “eject.” exclusively on Spotify

We are thrilled to team up with acclaimed Swedish DJ duo, CAZZETTE, to present the group’s debut album “eject.” exclusively on Spotify!

The talented dub house pair, consisting of Sebastian Furrer and Alexander Björklund, is set to release “eject.” in three parts, via a unique Spotify app.
Get the app here and stay tuned to these dates for each new release:

  • Part I – November 13th
  • Part II – December 11th
  • Part III – January 22nd, 2013

As well as housing all three parts of “eject.,” the app will feature all things CAZZETTE, including the twosome’s favorite club music and remixes, their latest videos, contests, tour dates and social chatter.

Managed by At Night, the folks behind Avicii’s meteoric career, CAZZETTE started to make waves with official remixes of Avicii and Swedish House Mafia tracks. They quickly scored main stage appearances at festivals such as Ultra, Tomorrowland, Creamfields and Beyond Wonderland. And now, with the first-of-its-kind exclusive release of “eject.” on Spotify, CAZZETTE is primed to be the next big thing in contemporary dance music.

Introduce your ears to CAZZETTE now!

Big Green Bus Tour Diary #2

St. Louis, Seattle, Portland – our Spotify On Tour Big Green Bus is making its way across the US!

The Bus, proudly sponsored by BACARDÍ, headed Midwest for St. Louis’ LouFest Music Festival where we met up with artists Phantogram, The Flaming Lips, Wild Nothing, Cotton Mather and more.

Racking up more miles on the odometer and tons of roadhouse diners, the Pacific Northwest was next. First stopping in Seattle, the Bus parked outside of the city’s famous Gas Works Park for a Spotify Session with Washington natives, Minus the Bear, before making our way to Salt Lake City to visit fans at the Twilight Concert Series.

The I-5 beckoned and we hit Portland for a pre-festival party at digital agency, The Brigade, before hitting up showcase music festival Musicfest NW and some local landmarks to say hi to friends and artists MUTEMATH, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, and Radiation City.

What a fun few weeks – watch our Tour Diary here to catch up on all the action from the road!

Follow the Tour and find out where the Big Green Bus is headed next:

Lights. Camera. Fashion!

Fashion Week has officially kicked off and we’re buzzing with all the glitz and the glamor. Some of our stylish friends have been kind enough to craft some chic playlists to get you in the mood. Tune in here!

Rebecca Minkoff

Emporio Armani

Nina Garcia

DailyCandy

Vanity Fair

Glamour

Refinery29

StyleCaster

Christian Louboutin

Check out their playlists for Fashion Night Out London and LA on the Louboutin World profile here

Here comes the Big Green Bus!

5 months
25 cities
Spotify Sessions, Parties, Playlists and more…

This Fall, we’re excited to be hitting the road and bringing music to a city near you! Our Big Green Bus will be making stops at some of the biggest events of the season to create the ultimate musical road trip.

Proudly sponsored by BACARDI, Spotify On Tour will take you behind-the-scenes at festivals, offer exclusive secret shows, artist interviews and more!

Where the bus stops, the party starts!
Catch the Big Green Bus at exciting events all over the US. We’ll be making stops in Portland, St. Louis, New Orleans, Miami and more!

What’s ‘Appening
Our dedicated Facebook app is your home to all the Spotify on Tour action – with tons of pictures, playlists and sneak peeks, there’s no better place to discover where we’re heading next and catch up on where we’ve been!

What’s more – you can Follow the Big Green Bus on your favorite social channels for the latest updates and news!

To whet your appetite, check out our first video from our kick-off party in LA with the awesome JJAMZ!

Spotify Heads South!

Spotify is heading South and opening the doors to a new world of music discovery in Austin. If you’re going to SXSW this year, be sure to join us at the Spotify House presented by MSN to uncover new ways to love, discover, and share music.

We’ll be painting the town green with live Spotify Sessions from the hottest acts around and introducing you to some of today’s most buzzed newcomers. Spotify will also be hosting an extra special live show from a secret location on Thursday 15th March. Promising a killer line-up which is guaranteed to bring the city to a standstill, keep your schedules open for this one!

Exclusive music, great giveaways and more — watch this space to stay in the know.

In Austin? Be sure to RSVP here!

Win tickets, travel and accommodation to see Muse live in London

One of the world’s greatest rock bands are playing at one the world’s greatest venues this September. And you could be there with them!

Muse are currently mid-way through their first worldwide stadium tour ever! And after playing incredible shows all over Europe, Japan, Korea and USA the band are back on home soil for three nights to play their final UK gig dates of the year.

Spotify, alongside Warner Music are giving you and a friend the chance to win tickets to the Muse gig at Wembley, London on 11th September. All you have to do is click here to register your details and you will automatically be placed in a draw to win tickets, travel, accommodation, as well as other Muse goodies. Not only that, the winner as well as nine other lucky runners up will receive a month’s access to Spotify Premium.

Good luck!