Spotify

KAROL G Teams Up With Spotify and FC Barcelona To Release Special Matchday Shirts, Merchandise Collection, and Matchday Playlist

Spotify is once again bringing together record-breaking legends from the worlds of music and football. This time, with KAROL G, the most-streamed female Latin music artist globally four years in a row on Spotify. FC Barcelona Femení will be the first to wear KAROL G’s special matchday shirt—which features the artist’s signature barbed wire heart... Read more »
The post KAROL G Teams Up With Spotify and FC Barcelona To Release Special Matchday Shirts, Merchandise Collection, and Matchday Playlist appeared first on Spotify.
Tech News

Spotify and Substack Partner To Bring Even More Podcasts to Listeners

At Spotify, we always want to deliver more value for podcast creators and their fans. That’s why we’re excited to announce a new integration with Substack. Beginning today, Substack podcast creators globally can distribute their free and gated content to Spotify for the first time, and fans worldwide can listen to top Substack podcasts where... Read more »
The post Spotify and Substack Partner To Bring Even More Podcasts to Listeners appeared first on Spotify.
Tech News

Canadian Music Has Evolved Into a Global Export. Canada Must Evolve With It.

As the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) updates the country’s Broadcasting Act, it faces a fundamental question: Who counts as Canadian? This question arises in the midst of unprecedented success for the Canadian music industry, especially on streaming platforms like Spotify. According to our latest Loud & Clear data, Canadian artists were discovered by... Read more »
The post Canadian Music Has Evolved Into a Global Export. Canada Must Evolve With It. appeared first on Spotify.
Tech News

5 Spotify Premium Hacks You Need To Know

Finding the perfect song, pod, or audiobook can be transformative, which is why we here at Spotify continuously innovate our products and features to provide the best experience possible. For our more than 200 million Premium subscribers, that includes plenty of perks beyond access to ad-free music listening. If you’re a Spotify Premium user, here... Read more »
The post 5 Spotify Premium Hacks You Need To Know appeared first on Spotify.
Tech News

Conoce a la nueva generación de artistas urbanos colombianos que la están rompiendo

En los últimos años, el reggaeton se ha convertido prácticamente en un sinónimo de Colombia. El país le impregnó sus propios sonidos y su flow único al género, estableciéndose como un hub para la expansión global del reggaeton. Artistas urbanos colombianos como J Balvin, Maluma, KAROL G y Feid se han convertido en estrellas internacionales, contribuyendo a... Read more »
The post Conoce a la nueva generación de artistas urbanos colombianos que la están rompiendo appeared first on Spotify.
Tech News

Meet the New Generation of Colombian Urban Artists Making Waves

In recent years, reggaeton has become practically synonymous with Colombia. The country has infused its own sounds and a unique flow into the genre, establishing itself as a hub for reggaeton’s global expansion. Colombian urban artists like J Balvin, Maluma, KAROL G, and Feid have become international stars, helping drive the popularity of Colombian reggaeton... Read more »
The post Meet the New Generation of Colombian Urban Artists Making Waves appeared first on Spotify.
Tech News

Spotify CLASSICS: The 100 Greatest R&B Songs of the Streaming Era

In February, we launched Spotify CLASSICS, our first-ever program to celebrate catalog music. Our inaugural list focused on the Classic Hip-Hop and R&B Albums of the Streaming Era and featured timeless bodies of work like Beyoncé’s Lemonade, Frank Ocean’s Blonde, SZA’s Ctrl, Rihanna’s ANTI, and Jazmine Sullivan’s Heaux Tales, to name a few.  Today we’re... Read more »
The post Spotify CLASSICS: The 100 Greatest R&B Songs of the Streaming Era appeared first on Spotify.
Tech News

Spotify Premium Users Can Now Turn Any Idea Into a Personalized Playlist With AI Playlist in Beta

We know that discovery happens on Spotify, with nearly two billion discoveries happening on our platform every day. Features like our AI DJ and daylist power those discoveries and bring fans closer to the artists they love. Now we’re providing our Spotify Premium subscribers with another tool to fuel discovery and music curation. With AI... Read more »
The post Spotify Premium Users Can Now Turn Any Idea Into a Personalized Playlist With AI Playlist in Beta appeared first on Spotify.
Tech News

RADAR Spain Returns With 6 Artists Shaping the Country’s Hottest Music Trends

Since its launch in 2020, RADAR has served as Spotify’s program to spotlight rising talent from around the world, supporting emerging artists on their journeys to global stardom. Now we’re launching our fifth edition of RADAR Spain, featuring Mushkaa, Charlie USG, Luis Cortés, pablopablo, shego, and Samuraï. These six artists reflect the rich tapestry of... Read more »
The post RADAR Spain Returns With 6 Artists Shaping the Country’s Hottest Music Trends appeared first on Spotify.
Tech News

How Spotify and Samsung Brought Fresh Finds to Life in Chicago, From Live Performances to Interactive Experiences

Listeners looking to discover music from some of the most promising independent artists need look no further than Spotify’s Fresh Finds. Since 2016, Fresh Finds has served as a launchpad for DIY-minded artists, and we’re continuing to expand the program by connecting artists and fans in new and unique ways. Last week, we partnered with... Read more »
The post How Spotify and Samsung Brought Fresh Finds to Life in Chicago, From Live Performances to Interactive Experiences appeared first on Spotify.
Tech News

‘Paving the Way’ for Spotify’s NextGen Scholarship Recipients

Spotify is committed to amplifying the voices of underrepresented groups, and that starts with empowering the creators who will shape our industry’s future. NextGen is Spotify’s ongoing program designed to infuse, activate, and grow podcast and creator culture on college campuses. Through our Creator Equity Fund (CEF), we’ve expanded NextGen to support historically Black colleges... Read more »
The post ‘Paving the Way’ for Spotify’s NextGen Scholarship Recipients appeared first on Spotify.
Tech News

Turn Up the Heat With Argentina’s and Brazil’s 2024 Songs of Summer

From December to March, as people across the Southern Hemisphere soak up the summer, music often emerges as a powerful representation of a region’s cultures and customs. This summer, music in Argentina and Brazil reflected each country’s rich cultural diversity. From the infectious vibes of cuarteto to the catchy rhythms of cumbia and the far-reaching... Read more »
The post Turn Up the Heat With Argentina’s and Brazil’s 2024 Songs of Summer appeared first on Spotify.
Tech News

Aumente o Som com as Músicas do Verão de 2024 da Argentina e do Brasil

De dezembro a março, à medida que as pessoas em todo o Hemisfério Sul aproveitam o verão, a música surge frequentemente como uma representação poderosa das culturas e costumes de uma região. Neste verão, a música na Argentina e no Brasil refletiu a rica diversidade cultural de cada país. Das vibrações contagiantes do cuarteto aos... Read more »
The post Aumente o Som com as Músicas do Verão de 2024 da Argentina e do Brasil appeared first on Spotify.
Tech News

Sube la temperatura con las canciones del verano 2024 en Argentina y Brasil

De diciembre a marzo, cuando los ciudadanos del hemisferio sur disfrutan del verano, la música se convierte en una poderosa representación de las culturas y costumbres de cada región. Este verano, la música en Argentina y Brasil reflejó la rica diversidad cultural de cada país. Desde las contagiosas vibraciones del cuarteto hasta los pegadizos ritmos... Read more »
The post Sube la temperatura con las canciones del verano 2024 en Argentina y Brasil appeared first on Spotify.
Tech News

Spotify Tests Video-Based Learning Courses in the UK

Today we’re launching a test for video-based courses on Spotify in the U.K. We’ve partnered with educational tech companies including BBC Maestro, PLAYvirtuoso, Skillshare, and Thinkific to bring video content directly to Spotify users. U.K. users will now find video courses for purchase alongside their favorite music, podcasts, and audiobooks. The content for courses on... Read more »
The post Spotify Tests Video-Based Learning Courses in the UK appeared first on Spotify.
Tech News

Spotify Celebrates Ramadan With Listening Trends From Around the World

March marks the beginning of Ramadan, a cherished cultural event celebrated by Muslims worldwide. As families and communities come together to observe, contemplate, pray, and celebrate the Holy Month, they can also turn to Spotify for meaningful audio content.  This year, our Ramadan hub is back with a blend of music and podcasts designed to... Read more »
The post Spotify Celebrates Ramadan With Listening Trends From Around the World appeared first on Spotify.
Tech News

Five Artists Reflect on Five Years of Spotify in India, Reaching New Fans, and the ‘True Power’ of Music

Since launching in India in 2019, Spotify has opened up opportunities for artists and creators across the country and established new ways for listeners to discover and consume audio. Five years later, we’re now the most-loved audio-streaming platform in India, especially among Gen Z and millennials. We kicked off our anniversary celebrations earlier this month... Read more »
The post Five Artists Reflect on Five Years of Spotify in India, Reaching New Fans, and the ‘True Power’ of Music appeared first on Spotify.
Tech News

Les points clés du rapport annuel sur l’économie de la musique de Spotify

Spotify pense que les artistes méritent de la clarté en matière d’économie du streaming musical. C’est pourquoi la plateforme publie chaque année des données montrant son impact sur l’industrie. Ces informations se trouvent sur Loud & Clear, une ressource destinée aux artistes et aux professionnels de l’industrie, qui analyse l’économie mondiale du streaming, les acteurs... Read more »
The post Les points clés du rapport annuel sur l’économie de la musique de Spotify appeared first on Spotify.
Tech News

Las Conclusiones Más Importantes Del Informe Anual De Spotify Sobre La Economía Musical

En Spotify, creemos que los artistas merecen claridad cuando se trata de la economía del streaming musical, por eso cada año publicamos datos que muestran nuestro impacto en la industria. Esa información se encuentra en Loud & Clear, nuestro recurso para artistas y profesionales de la industria que desglosa la economía global del streaming, los... Read more »
The post Las Conclusiones Más Importantes Del Informe Anual De Spotify Sobre La Economía Musical appeared first on Spotify.
Tech News

As Maiores Conclusões do Relatório Anual de Economia Musical do Spotify

No Spotify, acreditamos que os artistas merecem clareza no que diz respeito à economia do streaming de música – é por isso que publicamos dados que mostram o nosso impacto na indústria todos os anos. Essas informações estão no Loud & Clear, nosso relatório para artistas e profissionais da indústria que detalha a economia global... Read more »
The post As Maiores Conclusões do Relatório Anual de Economia Musical do Spotify appeared first on Spotify.
Tech News

Music Videos Rolling Out in Beta to Premium Spotify Users Across Select Markets

In the early neon-infused ’80s, music videos burst onto TV screens, turning some of the most beloved songs into visual experiences that redefined the way fans connected with artists around the world. Since then, not only have music videos become one of the many ways that fans discover and fall in love with artists, but... Read more »
The post Music Videos Rolling Out in Beta to Premium Spotify Users Across Select Markets appeared first on Spotify.
Tech News

Five Years of Spotify in India: A Look Back at Our Greatest Hits

February marked Spotify’s fifth year in India, and since our debut, we’ve focused on lifting up the country’s creator community, localizing content for users, and making streaming the default way for listeners to discover and consume audio. By regionally tailoring our platform features, Premium plans, playlist curation, brand campaigns, and on-ground experiences, Spotify has grown... Read more »
The post Five Years of Spotify in India: A Look Back at Our Greatest Hits appeared first on Spotify.
Tech News

On International Women’s Day, Spotify Celebrates the Impact of Three Years of EQUAL

Spotify is dedicated to fostering gender equity in the music industry and beyond. As part of that commitment, we launched our EQUAL Global Music Program in 2021 to amplify and celebrate the work of women creators around the world. Since then, EQUAL has shined a spotlight on women in audio through global partnerships, activations, new... Read more »
The post On International Women’s Day, Spotify Celebrates the Impact of Three Years of EQUAL appeared first on Spotify.
Tech News

‘La Tierra de Texas’ Celebrates the Tejano Legacy of Música Mexicana at the Houston Rodeo

On February 26, 1995, Selena walked into the middle of the Astrodome as the headlining act for the Houston Rodeo’s Go Tejano Day and delivered a performance that would help solidify her status as a musical legend. And nearly 30 years later, not only have her fans streamed her songs more than 2 billion times... Read more »
The post ‘La Tierra de Texas’ Celebrates the Tejano Legacy of Música Mexicana at the Houston Rodeo appeared first on Spotify.
Tech News

Spotify To Adjust Its Prices Over New Tax in France

Spotify Premium subscribers in France will soon experience a price increase due to additional costs on music streaming services imposed by the government, as part of the “CNM Tax.” While Spotify worked very hard to encourage the government to avoid adding this tax, unfortunately they decided to move forward.  Perhaps you’ve never heard of the... Read more »
The post Spotify To Adjust Its Prices Over New Tax in France appeared first on Spotify.
Tech News

Spotify ajustera ses prix en France prochainement

Prochainement, nos abonnés à Spotify Premium en France subiront une augmentation de prix en raison de coûts supplémentaires sur les services de streaming musicaux, imposés par le gouvernement français dans le cadre de la “taxe CNM”. Nous avons tout fait pour éviter d’en arriver là, malheureusement le gouvernement français en a décidé autrement.  Peut-être n’avez-vous... Read more »
The post Spotify ajustera ses prix en France prochainement appeared first on Spotify.
Tech News

Colombian Artists Prove To Be an Unstoppable Force on the Global Music Scene

From Shakira‘s magnetic moves to Juanes‘s electrifying Spanish rock and Carlos Vives‘s vibrant blend of pop and vallenato, Colombian music resonates globally. Undeniably iconic, Colombian artists invite the world to groove and sing along in Spanish. Across the globe, fans are familiar with the meaning of “Tusa” and feeling “tragados,” and they frequently utter “Mor.”... Read more »
The post Colombian Artists Prove To Be an Unstoppable Force on the Global Music Scene appeared first on Spotify.
Tech News

Los artistas colombianos, una fuerza imparable en la escena músical global

Desde los movimientos magnéticos de Shakira, pasando por el electrizante rock en español de Juanes y hasta la vibrante fusión de pop y vallenato de Carlos Vives, la música colombiana resuena en todo el mundo. Sin lugar a dudas, los artistas colombianos se han convertido en íconos, invitando al mundo entero a bailar y cantar... Read more »
The post Los artistas colombianos, una fuerza imparable en la escena músical global appeared first on Spotify.
Tech News

The European Commission Confirms, Apple’s Anti-Competitive Behavior Is Illegal and Harms Consumers

Today’s decision marks an important moment in the fight for a more open internet for consumers. The European Commission (EC) has made its conclusion clear: Apple’s behaviour limiting communications to consumers is unlawful. This decision sends a powerful message—no company, not even a monopoly like Apple, can wield power abusively to control how other companies... Read more »
The post The European Commission Confirms, Apple’s Anti-Competitive Behavior Is Illegal and Harms Consumers appeared first on Spotify.
Tech News

A Letter to the European Commission on Apple’s Lack of DMA Compliance

Ahead of the European Union’s DMA implementation deadline next week, Spotify and many EU companies sent the following letter to the European Commission today raising concerns about Apple’s lack of compliance.   Mrs. Margrethe Vestager Executive Vice-President – A Europe Fit for the Digital Age European Commission Mr. Thierry Breton Commissioner for Internal Market European Commission Dear... Read more »
The post A Letter to the European Commission on Apple’s Lack of DMA Compliance appeared first on Spotify.
Tech News

Spotify’s New Audiobooks Access Tier Gives Booklovers More Listening Options

Spotify is continuously innovating to provide the best possible offering for every kind of audio fan. Since launching Audiobooks in Premium, we’ve seen a 45% increase in free users searching for and interacting with Audiobook content each day. Now we are introducing a new plan option to give our listeners a variety of choices. Starting... Read more »
The post Spotify’s New Audiobooks Access Tier Gives Booklovers More Listening Options appeared first on Spotify.
Tech News

Spotify’s Song Psychic Is Ready To Answer Your Burning Questions

Life’s full of little mysteries, and sometimes the most fun way to tackle them is with a bit of cosmic guidance. Spotify is ready to take you on a journey of enlightenment with Song Psychic, a new, mystical music experience. You’ll have the chance to choose from a selection of pre-populated questions relating to nine... Read more »
The post Spotify’s Song Psychic Is Ready To Answer Your Burning Questions appeared first on Spotify.
Tech News

Creators Kevin Norman and Hina Talk Romance Fiction, Audiobooks, and Finding Community Online

Be it a steamy contemporary novel, a charming historical romp, or fantasy with a passionate twist, romance holds a special place in many readers’ hearts. On Spotify, you can find audiobooks that cover everything from classic romance (hello, Pride and Prejudice) to viral modern picks (Red, White & Royal Blue, anyone?) and everything in between.... Read more »
The post Creators Kevin Norman and Hina Talk Romance Fiction, Audiobooks, and Finding Community Online appeared first on Spotify.
Social Media

7 Great Audiobooks That Inspired 2024’s Most Nominated Films

Sometimes a story is too good to only exist as a book, which has inspired countless directors to turn must-read novels into feature-length films. And quite often, those movies end up nominated for awards. To celebrate this year’s award-nominated (and award-winning) movies, Spotify’s audiobooks team has highlighted their favorite picks that inspired a number of... Read more »
The post 7 Great Audiobooks That Inspired 2024’s Most Nominated Films appeared first on Spotify.
Tech News

Introducing AUX, Spotify’s First-of-Its-Kind Music Consultancy for Brands

With a music editorial team and recommendations that have created the most vibrant streaming ecosystem in the industry, Spotify is where more than 600 million fans around the world come to listen to their favorite artists. As a result, we believe there’s an opportunity for brands to connect with Spotify listeners through unique, music-driven campaigns.... Read more »
The post Introducing AUX, Spotify’s First-of-Its-Kind Music Consultancy for Brands appeared first on Spotify.
Tech News

Start a Jam With an Assist From Your Favorite FC Barcelona Player

In September we unveiled Jam, giving music fans a new, personalized way to listen with friends and family. This collaborative experience lets Premium subscribers invite their whole squad to queue up songs together, and then enhance that experience with tailored group recommendations from Spotify.   But we haven’t stopped the party there. Premium subscribers can now... Read more »
The post Start a Jam With an Assist From Your Favorite FC Barcelona Player appeared first on Spotify.
Tech News

Reggaetón Mexa, el género que está arrasando en México

El reggaetón ha conquistado a oyentes de todo el mundo, pero en México el género reina. De hecho, México escucha reggaetón más que cualquier otro país en Spotify, y ha evolucionado hasta tener su propia identidad, a la que hemos llamado “reggaetón Mexa.” Varias influencias creando un sonido único El reggaetón mexa no es nuevo,... Read more »
The post Reggaetón Mexa, el género que está arrasando en México appeared first on Spotify.
Tech News