We asked Derek Lam, Karen Walker, Brad Goreski, Peter Som, Cushnie et Ochs, and many more: What are you currently listening to and (even better) which songs define your Spring 2013 collection? Listen to the complete playlist below, then click through the slideshow to find out who's listening to what, who's listening to the same thing (you'll never guess), and which songs might just feature heavily on this week's catwalks.
Finding the perfect music to get you moving can be a bit of a laborious process. But thanks to the amazing app Spotify we've got a brand-new tool for sharing the music that makes us move. It's free on your computer, and if you pay less than $10 a month, you can take all your playlists with you on the go.Whether you love to run to indie tunes, can't get enough of hip-hop at the gym, or you've been dreaming of a morning yoga sequence with its own playlist, we're staying on top of all the music trends so you don't have to worry. Make sure to subscribe to our playlists so you can get them as you move and stay in the know about all the new workout music we're curating just for you. And be sure to tell us below if there's anything you really want to hear!
The 28-song digital mixtape is a combination of staff choices and a few of the commander in chief's personal favorites. With songs from Arcade Fire, Bruce Springsteen, Aretha Franklin, and U2 among others, it's a playlist with a message of how the staff wants to look at the election season. After the president's soulful rendition of Al Green, it's likely "Let's Stay Together" was one of his selections.
There were more music sources available in 2011 than we had time to listen to them all. With the amount of streaming music options available on the Internet, there's virtually no way to go without tunes every day. Which of these services and apps were your favorite music option of the year?
Music junkies, take note: today Spotify introduced an integrated HTML5 app platform to round out the online music experience. Since Spotify partnered with Facebook, their user base has grown to over 10 million listeners who subscribe to friends' playlists and cultivate our own streaming music library. Like an iTunes app, any third party can develop and submit an app for Spotify's approval to be included on the platform.
Spotify Apps are available to any user, and the beta version is set to roll out over the next several days. Your list of apps and link to the App Finder will be located on the left sidebar of Spotify. Check out the five apps we can't wait to add to our account, and tell us if you'll add apps to your Spotify experience.
- Last.fm — Discover a playlist's worth new favorite tracks within Spotify via a service we already know well.
- Songkick — We'll never miss our favorite band's local live performance with this app that keeps users abreast of an artist's tour dates and also makes buying tickets to said event a snap.
- Pitchfork — When on the lookout for independent musicians, reference the reviews and editorials of Pitchfork to find great artists flying under the radar.
Follow the break for our two other must-try apps including what no karaoke party can do without.
Mark Zuckerberg announced the ability to listen to the same music as your friends within the new Facebook Ticker. When your friends share what they're listening to on Facebook via Spotify, those updates will show up in Ticker. By hovering over the update, you can listen to the song instantly along with them. It's a great way to share and discover new music.
Spotify released a demo video explaining the new friendship. Take a look below.
Sign in to your account through Echofi, tell it which artist you want to hear, and it will play similar music. There are some reported quirks to the functionality, but with the ability to "love" or "ban" certain songs and take the guesswork out of new music choices, we're in.
Update: Digster is live!
For American users who became quickly addicted to music streaming and sharing service Spotify, more musical options are soon coming your way. Universal Music Group is reportedly launching a music playlist service for all Spotify users — even those with free subscriptions.
Just like you or a friend would create playlists, Digster's team of employees and music aficionados curate mixes under themes like "Roadtrip Singalongs." The artists included on the playlists are not limited to UMG musicians, making Digster a way to discover new music across all genres and record labels.
Already up and running in Europe, Digster may be available in the US as early as today. Spotify users, what are some of the best public playlists you have found?
The latest addition to the online music, Spotify, launched in the US last week and it's had the Internet buzzing. We've been using the service once the invites came through and are, admittedly, hooked on the sleek desktop application.
The cloud-based music streaming service offers free limited access to users on the desktop app. While, $5 per month gains desktop users full access to the Spotify music library, and $10 allows unlimited access, syncing with mobile devices, and off-line listening. We've compiled what we love and don't really dig about the service – do you agree?
- Hear what you want to hear, when you want to hear it. Want to play Blondie at your '80s dance party? Search "Heart of Glass" and listen to the song in full. Sure there are some artists that Spotify doesn't have rights to, but with over 15 million tracks available, the amount of accessible songs is impressive.
- Collaborative playlists make the music world go round. Users can allow friends to add to a playlist by right clicking on the playlist's name in the left menu sidebar and selecting the collaborative playlist option.
- We've all seen the dreaded "Buffering . . ." label on streaming media service, but we've yet to run into this problem with Spotify's speedy service.
Click through for a few qualms about Spotify.