Spotify Unveils New Video, Podcast Content
May 20, 2015 at 10:52 AM (PT)
SPOTIFY unveiled the addition of video and podcast content to its streaming on-demand music service TODAY (5/20) at a press conference featuring D'ANGELO and "BROAD CITY"'s ILANA GLAZER and ABBI JACOBSON.
The additions include material from partners including VICE MEDIA, BBC WORLDWIDE ENTERTAINMENT GROUP, ABC, TED, CONDÉ NAST ENTERTAINMENT, NERDIST INDUSTRIES/LEGENDARY FILMS & DIGITAL NETWORKS, SLATE, CBS PLAY.IT, EPIC TV, TWIT, BLUCORA MEDIA, TASTEMADE, PRX, MICHAEL RAPAPORT'S I AM RAPAPORT, HARPER COLLINS, AMERICAN PUBLIC MEDIA and A16Z.
The service will also offer a new slate of shows called SPOTIFY Originals including "PRESENTING," an audio series hosted by top artists including ICONA POP, TYLER, THE CREATOR AND ODD FUTURE, JUNGLE, MIKE SKINNER AND MURKAGE PRESENT TONGA, POPJUSTICE, BIG NARSTIE and RIXTON; "A FULL ENGLISH," video conversations between artists and other personalities over breakfast; "INCOMING," an audio introduction to new music hosted by JOE LEVY; a video series from LEGENDARY's AMY POEHLER'S SMART GIRLS, "DANCE MOVE OF THE DAY;" "GUEST LIST," videos of artists revealing their favorite songs for special occasions; and "TURNTABLE," with chefs and musicians fusing music and meals.
The new offerings are accompanied by a new "Now" start page, plus "SPOTIFY Running" music for exercise that will be accessible later this year through the NIKE+ app.
“We’re bringing you a deeper, richer, more immersive SPOTIFY experience,” said Founder/CEO DANIEL EK. “We want SPOTIFY to help soundtrack your life by offering an even wider world of entertainment with an awesome mix of the best music, podcasts and video delivered to you throughout your day. And we’re just getting started.”
The "Now" start page rolls out starting TODAY to iPHONE users in the U.S., U.K., GERMANY and SWEDEN; SPOTIFY Running will roll out globally.