Spotify and Merlin agree to new multi-year global license agreement for the world’s leading independent record labels

Spotify, the leading global music streaming service, and Merlin, the global digital rights agency for the independent label sector, today announced a new multi-year license agreement – ensuring the world’s leading independent record labels and their artists will remain at the core of Spotify’s offering to music fans.   Continuing a successful nine-year partnership, the […]


Spotify Premium for Students launches in 33 new countries

Today Spotify is pleased to announce the launch of Spotify Premium for Students in 33* new countries around the world. Spotify Premium for Students allows all registered students to enjoy Spotify Premium – and all of the many benefits that come with being a Premium subscriber – for around half the standard price. Today’s launch […]


Spotify and Universal Music Group announce global, multi-year license agreement

Spotify, the leading global music streaming service, and Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announced a new, multi-year global license agreement. Under the agreement, the companies will advance their partnership to ensure that streaming realizes its full transformational potential for artists, labels and fans by delivering a comprehensive range of […]


Spotify acquires MightyTV; Ad tech veteran Brian Adams joins the band

Today we are pleased to welcome the team from MightyTV to Spotify. The company is led by Founder/CEO Brian Adams who will be joining Spotify as VP of Technology, focusing on advertising and marketing technology solutions. Brian will use his vast knowledge of programmatic advertising and personalized recommendations to further develop Spotify’s advertising products, as […]


Spotify and Waze partner to enhance your in-car listening experience

Listening to music in the car just got better. Today, Spotify and Waze team up to bring your favorite artists and music along for the ride – directly into the Waze app – making your commute or next road trip more enjoyable. Available to Android users only, users will be able to get the best […]


Spotify acquires Sonalytic

We’re happy to announce that Sonalytic is joining the Spotify family. The Sonalytic team is passionate about creating technology to improve the music ecosystem for artists and fans. Their advancements in audio feature detection will be used in several ways to advance Spotify’s mission: from improving Spotify’s personalized playlists to matching songs with compositions to […]


Spotify and Headspace partner to encourage meditation and mindfulness

Mindful music fans are in for a treat as today Spotify officially launches a partnership with Headspace, the digital health and happiness platform that provides guided meditation sessions and mindfulness training. Starting today, users in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark can subscribe to both Spotify Premium and Headspace for one fantastic monthly price of 149 […]


Spotify acquires Preact

Today we’re pleased to welcome the team from Preact to Spotify! Launched in 2012, Preact is a cloud-based service that helps companies acquire new subscribers and retain current customers. The team at Preact specializes in predicting and informing consumer behavior around subscription sign-ups and upgrades through advanced analytics, behavioral science and machine learning techniques. “Finding […]


Spotify arrives in Japan

We announced today at a press event in Tokyo that Spotify has launched on an invite-only basis in Japan, on mobile, tablet, desktop and PlayStation® consoles. We’re the first  “freemium” music service to give Japanese music lovers access to music from their favorite domestic and international artists. “We’re incredibly excited to launch Spotify with a […]


Rediscover your favorite music with Daily Mix

Today we’re putting your personal music taste front and center with the launch of Daily Mix, a series of playlists with near endless playback that combines your favorite tracks with new songs we think you’ll love, minus the effort that goes into creating the perfect listening session. With Daily Mix, you will tune into a […]