Spotify and JWT Brazil Create the First Synesthetic Algorithm that Transforms Music into Flavour

Spotify and JWT Brazil Create the First Synesthetic Algorithm that Transforms Music into Flavour

The Flavor of Songs is the culmination of a six-month long study, where Tramontina – one of Brazil’s leading brands of cooking utensils—Spotify and J. Walter Thompson Brazil brought together neuroscientist Dr. Marcelo Costa, Head of the Neuroscience Department at the University of São Paulo, conductor João Rocha from the University of Kentucky, and Renato […]

Spotify and Picturehouse Cinemas join forces in media-first partnership

Spotify and Picturehouse Cinemas join forces in media-first partnership

In a first-of-its-kind partnership with Picturehouse Cinemas, Spotify, one of the world’s most popular streaming service, will be taking over the pre-movie ‘turn off your phone’ moment across all screenings for two months as part of a broader campaign involving OOH, social, radio and digital activations. The partnership, devised by media agency UM and Digital […]

Spotify personalising some editorial playlists based on users’ tastes

Spotify personalising some editorial playlists based on users’ tastes

Spotify will now use algorithms to partially “personalise” some of its editorial playlists based on listeners’ tastes. As a result, no two of the personalised editorial playlists will be the same, marking a major change in the way users discover music. The move, announced on Spotify’s website, is intended to both improve the listening experience for […]

Spotify’s #loveAds site invites marketers to build playlists of their favourite TV ad scores

Spotify’s #loveAds site invites marketers to build playlists of their favourite TV ad scores

Spotify for Brands, the music streaming service’s ad sales house, is encouraging the industry to celebrate the soundtracks that helped cement top ads in the minds of the public. It is encouraging marketers to build a soundtrack of their favourite ad scores in a marketing push dubbed #loveAds. Boasting 116m free tier, ad-funded users, Spotify […]

O2 to recommend local gigs based on Spotify streaming behaviour

O2 to recommend local gigs based on Spotify streaming behaviour

O2 kicked off the next chapter of its ‘Breathe It All In’ campaign on February 20 at the Brit Awards with a social media takeover that encouraged consumers to recognise the power that mobile technology lends to the music experience. Inspired by the idea that mobile technology offers ‘digital oxygen’ that can help people feel […]

Spotify moves to ban ad block users from its platform

Spotify moves to ban ad block users from its platform

Music streaming service, Spotify, is ramping up its fight against ad blockers by explicitly banning them in its terms of service.  The firm has long been anti-ad blockers. Until now, Spotify users who employed ad-circumventing software had their accounts suspended and were send a warning via email. The suspension would be revoked if they removed their ad blocker […]

Jio unites with Saavn for India’s answer to Spotify, Apple Music

Jio unites with Saavn for India’s answer to Spotify, Apple Music

India now has a true competitor to the likes of Spotify and Apple Music following the merger of Reliance Jio’s music service with Saavn. Earlier in 2018, Reliance Industries acquired over-the-top platform Saavn. At the time, it was announced that JioMusic would eventually be integrated with Saavn to form a combined platform worth $1bn – […]

Spotify for Apple Watch helps you keep time with the music

Spotify for Apple Watch helps you keep time with the music

We are constantly on the go—whether bouncing between the gym, work, school, errands, or just chilling—and Spotify’s smartwatches are the tool to help keep us up to speed. Spotify is introducing a new app for the Apple Watch, giving you the ability to seamlessly access and control your favourite music and podcasts without missing a […]

Spotify celebrates International Podcast Day with major Twitter campaign

Spotify celebrates International Podcast Day with major Twitter campaign

Spotify is celebrating its growing library of podcasts on International Podcast Day on 30th September 2018 with a one-day Twitter campaign developed by media agency UM, in collaboration with creative agency Byte and tech platform Blue Robot. On 30th September, Spotify will be owning Twitter’s most premium product, First View, where the first promoted tweet […]

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