Today, Spotify has unveiled the Play Button! This widget makes adding music to a website much easy, and it is free! Spotify is allowing you to delver music to your readers very quickly! You don’t have banners, legal takedowns, or pops up any more. They are giving us way to light up the internet with music! They have teamed up with “Tumblr” and the Spotify Play Button is now fully integrated, making it very easy to share music on “Tumblr”. They have also integrated it with “The Huffington Post”. Using the Play Button is very easy, just copy the share link for the song you want from the Spotify app and just paste it into the form. And then it will give you the HTML code. You can see the Spotify Play Button below.
As you can see the above widget is the Spotify Play Button! You get to check out Bruce Springsteen’ latest album “Wrecking Ball”! Be sure to check out our full review of the album as well. So, that is the Play Button and it seems like a pretty cool tool. Let us know what you think about this new feature and for more info check out the press release below!
Introducing the Spotify Play Button
- New Spotify widget makes adding great music to your website or blog as easy as one, two, free…
April 11, 2012: Calling all bloggers and web editors! Today we’re making Spotify available across the internet with the introduction of the Spotify Play Button – giving you the power to play any song, album or playlist in Spotify through your website instantly, legally and for free.
The new Spotify Play Button makes it easier than ever to deliver all the world’s music to your online fans. No more distracting banners and pop ups, no more legal takedowns, just millions of songs available in top quality audio.
“Today we’re giving every blogger and web editor the ability to light up the internet with music,” says Gustav Söderström, Chief Product Officer at Spotify. “Adding a personalised soundtrack to your website or blog has never been this easy.”
He adds: “You want to give your fans access to any song, album or playlist of your choosing and in its entirety, while ensuring people stay glued to your site. The Spotify Play Button does all of this for free, while making sure artists get paid for every play.”
We’ve teamed up with some of the best and brightest to offer the Spotify Play Button to their fans from today. Partners include Tumblr, The Huffington Post, ELLE , Entertainment Weekly, PEOPLE, Time Out Group (New York City, Paris, London), Rolling Stone, Mashable, FanBridge, ShareMyPlaylists.com, FanRx, Popdust, The Independent, the Guardian, NME, Wonderwall, The Fader, Pitchfork, Noisey.com, Chegg and SPIN.com.
The Spotify Play Button is now fully integrated into the Tumblr dashboard. So if you blog with Tumblr, just type in the song or album you want and Tumblr makes the widget for you to fit in your blog’s theme.
David Karp, Tumblr founder and CEO, comments: “We deeply value music as a form of creative expression. That Spotify now lets our users share from millions of their favorite songs is revolutionary, and as huge fans of the product we are absolutely overjoyed about this partnership.”
The Huffington Post has also teamed up with us for the first time, combining Spotify’s music know-how with the US news website’s editorial expertise.
“We’re always looking for surprising new ways to engage our users, and what better way than with music?” says Arianna Huffington, President and Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post Media Group.
She adds: “We’re delighted to partner with Spotify to introduce great music across The Huffington Post. Now, in addition to starting and joining conversations, our users can experience custom soundtracks – whether it’s upbeat workout playlists for our Healthy Living section or the latest crowd-moving party songs for the brides and grooms checking out HuffPost Weddings.”
Getting the Spotify Play Button for your website couldn’t be simpler: just grab any song, album or playlist URI from within Spotify and head to our developer website to get the embed link. That’s it!
Anyone new to Spotify will be set up with the Spotify desktop app, which powers the button in the background, as soon as they start playing the music. Your fans will never have to leave your site.
For more information on the Spotify Play Button, head this way.