Spotify launches in Israel, Romania, South Africa and Vietnam

We’re delighted to announce that Spotify launches today in Israel, Romania, South Africa and Vietnam. Offering an unrivalled mix of domestic and international music, discovery features and revolutionary personalised curation perfectly tuned to your taste, music fans across all countries can now enjoy instant access to Spotify’s free ad-supported and subscription services. Cecilia Qvist, Global […]

Spotify launches new multimedia format: Spotlight

Today, Spotify launches its new multimedia format, Spotlight, which introduces visual layers to complement the listening experience for podcasts, audiobooks, news, and other audio content. Spotlight gives fans a deeper insight to their favorite artists, playlists, books, publishers and more by offering contextual visual elements, such as photos, video and text, that appear as users […]

Spotify, Tencent and Tencent Music Entertainment announce equity investments

Spotify, Tencent Holdings Limited (“Tencent”, HKEx stock code: 00700) and its subsidiary Tencent Music Entertainment Group (“TME”) today jointly announce equity investments, strengthening relationships between the two most popular music streaming platforms in the world. TME and Spotify will acquire new shares representing minority equity stakes in each other for cash. In addition, Tencent will […]

Spotify acquires Soundtrap

Today we are proud to announce that Soundtrap has joined the Spotify family. The Stockholm-based company, founded by Per Emanuelsson, Björn Melinder, Gabriel Sjöberg and Fredrik Posse, empowers artists of all levels to create music online with a web-based, easy to use, collaborative music recording and production studio. The Soundtrap team of engineers, designers, and […]

Spotify to significantly expand R&D footprint in London

Today Spotify confirms that it is to significantly expand its Research and Development capabilities in London, and is actively seeking to recruit talent across all functions in engineering, product, design, data, research and insights. London will become Spotify’s latest R&D hub, adding to the existing global footprint of hubs in Stockholm, Gothenburg, New York, San […]

Spotify comes to Thailand

Spotify, the world’s leading music streaming service, launches today in Thailand offering a revolutionary and unrivalled music experience tuned to your personal tastes. With a worldwide community of more than 140 million people, Spotify offers both a free ad-supported music service and an upgraded ad-free subscription service. Users can listen for free or alternatively upgrade […]

Spotify comes to Xbox One

Today we are excited to announce that Spotify is now available on Xbox One in 34 markets* around the world. The new integration means that millions of Xbox One gamers can now choose the perfect music from Spotify to provide a fresh soundtrack for every gaming session. Spotify allows you to personalize your gaming experience […]

Spotify expands ticketing capabilities with AXS and Eventbrite deals

Starting today fans on Spotify will have access to concert and festival listings from both AXS and Eventbrite. Having direct ticket feeds from both services embedded within Spotify gives fans faster access to purchase tickets for the shows they love. To date Spotify has featured over 150,000 artists with concert dates in more than 100,000 venues. […]

Niland team joins Spotify

We are pleased to welcome Paris-based machine learning startup Niland to the Spotify family. Niland has changed the game for how AI technology can optimize music search and recommendation capabilities and shares Spotify’s passion for surfacing the right content to the right user at the right time. The team from Niland will join our New […]

Spotify acquires Mediachain Labs

Today Spotify is pleased to welcome the team from Mediachain Labs to Spotify. Brooklyn-based Mediachain Labs has been the driving force behind the Mediachain project, a world-class blockchain research agenda and open source protocol to better manage data that is critical to the health of the music industry. The Mediachain team will join our New […]