Jason Aldean's new single, Burnin’ It Down is one red hot song! We heard that during the Burn It Down Tour, Jason’s team has over 200 shots of pryo and use over 20lbs of propane each night. Sizzling stuff!
Check out his brand new track along with a whole string of Country faves in our “Ultimate Country” playlist here!
There is no mistaking Danny Brown's exxxplicit Bruiser Brigade coming out of Detroit, Michigan. Their independent, misfit spirit mixed with expert level abilities stand out amongst an industry known for chasing fads.
This unruly band of rappers and producers would like to provide the tunes for your Independence Day festivities.
Enjoy their 4th of July ”Spiked Punch” playlist here!
As the summer gets into full swing, we’re revealing the top tracks which are putting a smile on streamers’ faces.
By analyzing thousands of playlists from users across the globe, looking at the emotional positivity for each track, we identified the Top 10 happiest songs that most frequently feature on feel-good playlists entitled ‘Happy’, with the appropriately titled smash-hit ‘Happy’ from Pharrell Williams topping the list.
Pharrell takes the crown as the happiest song this summer, followed by ‘Best Day Of My Life’ by American Authors, ‘The Walker’ by Fitz and The Tantrums and Clean Bandit’s hit ‘Rather Be’. Other top hits to feature include Calvin Harris’ smash hit ‘Summer’ and ‘Pompeii’ by Bastille.
“The cool thing about music is that it is a universal language that has the power to connect families, no matter how different those family members may be at their core. In the end, it allows us to love, create long-lasting bonds, and most importantly, have fun.”—
Today we’re excited to unveil our first-ever ranking of the most influential young artists taking the music industry by storm.
In our hunt for fresh talent, we examined number-one hits, volume and growth of streams and shares, as well as viral chart success from the past year to extract the top 25 young artists of 2014.
Swedish superstar Avicii – the first artist under 25 to reach one billion streams on Spotify – tops our list as most influential young artist. Avicii is closely followed by Lorde, arguably the biggest breakthrough act of the past year, propelled into the mainstream by her global hit Royals. Miley Cyrus, One Direction and Taylor Swift are the three pop heavyweights who make up the top five.
Country music newcomer Hunter Hayes and teen singer songwriter Birdy appear in the top ten, alongside sassy British powerhouse, Rita Ora.
An eclectic mix of artists can be found further down the list, such as Earl Sweatshirt and Joey Bada$$, two of the break-out stars of the hip hop world over the past year.
Substream Magazine described Say Anything’s new album as, “push[ing] boundaries both lyrically and aesthetically.” Hebrews, now pre-streaming exclusively on Spotify, was recorded with no guitars, live strings, and sixteen guest vocalists, “making it truly an original.”
This week, celebrate TBT with a collection of legendary singer-songwriters.
Twenty-six years ago, at the height of his fame, Billy Joel had just accepted the Kremlin’s invitation to the U.S.S.R. and was planning to embark upon a history-making tour. In the summer of 1987, Joel became the first Western rock star to perform in the USSR, where he put on six fully-staged shows in Moscow and Leningrad – having taken his entire family along with him for the trip. Joel now considers going to Russia as the most important thing he’s ever done.
You can hear tracks from A Matter of Trust in this week’s edition of #ThrowbackThursday, alongside hits from other iconic voices like Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Whitney Houston, and more.
Yearning for more TBT trivia? Here’s what happened on this day in music history…
1965 – Bob Dylan's Bringing It All Back Home topped the UK album charts, marking his second Number 1 album in the UK. The album’s cover features a pamphlet from Earth Society, an organization looking to protect planet earth from collisions with comets and other planets.
1972 – Paul McCartney's protest song “Give Ireland Back To The Irish” was banned by the BBC. In response to the ban, McCartney rushed the release of a version of “Mary Had A Little Lamb.” Even in the US, the nursery rhyme cover made it to #28.
1976 – Diana Ross’s Love Hangover started its two week run at Number 1 on the US singles chart, marking her fourth US chart-topper.
1997 – At the 42nd Ivor Novello awards, George Michael won Songwriter Of The Year and Elvis Costello won for Outstanding contribution to music.
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.
From grade school in Baltimore to the Main Stage at bonnaroo, Animal Collective has graced fans with their ever-evolving psychedelic tunes — including last year’s Centipede Hz for which the band drew inspiration from old school radio drops and commercials.
Add some flavor to your Friday with their awesome Spotify Session, captured live from Bonnaroo 2013!
Love to listen to music at work? You’re not alone! Recent research reveals that two in three people (61%) listen to music in the workplace and best yet, that listening to music at work leads to happier employees and boosts office morale and creativity. This month, we partnered with Dr Anneli Haake, an expert on music in the workplace, to conduct research on office listening habits. Here’s some of our fascinating findings:
Over a third (36%) of workers find that music helps to get them through the day
20% of workers find that listening to music is a welcome distraction from their “boring” jobs.
16% admitted that they listen to music to drown out colleagues.
One in ten (10%) revealed that they have judged a colleague based on their choice of music.
The songs that topped the workplace charts? Our research showed that the most popular genre of music in the workplace is pop/chart music, with over a third (34%) choosing it as their preferred genre, closely followed by rock (29%).
Tell us, what music gets you through the work day? And, if you’re looking for something new, power through your 9 -5 with our ultimate work day playlist.
We have so much great music in this year’s film lineup that we had to make a playlist. You’ll see…
From the very first films, to the first notes of “Eye of the Tiger” and the soaring scores of John Williams, music and film have always gone hand in hand. This year, Tribeca Film Festival is honoring that tradition with a series of films that feature iconic artists and their work.
The opening night film, Time is Illmatic, chronicles how Nas’ 1994 Illmatic album changed the game in hip hop, and Nas will even be there to perform the entirety of his iconic album. Closing out TFF 2014 is Begin Again, John Carney’s film about a talented singer and the indie music exec who is drawn to her raw talent. Start to finish, this year’s festival is filled with musical inspiration, so here’s TFF’s curated playlist — don’t miss their blog for more on how they picked each song.