Spotify has launched the first in a series of Artist Apps that offer a deeper look inside specific genres and catalogs. Quincy Jones, Tiësto, Rancid and Disturbed make up the initial app offering. Other artists and music experts from all genres will be launching apps in the coming weeks, according to Spotify.
The first new Spotify Artist Apps are:
QUINCY JONES - THE STORIES BEHIND THE MUSIC - Exclusive audio by Quincy is combined with tailored playlists and incredible artwork to tell the stories behind his impressive career. Quincy will talk about his personal heroes and mentors, the art of hit-making, and how music is used in movies; all to a soundtrack that brings the stories to life.
TIЁSTO’S CLUB LIFE - Superstar DJ and producer Tiësto curates the best of dance music across Spotify. The app will include a single of the week, album of the month, festival of the month, and a chart of the hottest dance music.
RANCID - Punk veterans Rancid curate the world of punk and the music. Every week the band and friends will add to a playlist that will include information on the tracks and bios of the pickers. Rancid’s Tim Armstrong will use the picks to take fans on a trip to his personal record room to take a deep dive into the music that inspires him.
DISTURBED - Disturbed curates the past, present and future of rock and metal music with playlists from each of the band members, special guest playlists and a journey through the last few decades of Rock and Metal.
“Our goal is to partner with artists to create the best possible experience for our users,” said D.A. Wallach, Spotify’s Artist-in-Residence. “With these new apps we wanted to create a space on Spotify where artists could have 100% creative control - giving the apps their own feel, functionality and direction, and building rich and engaging experiences for their fans.”
Artist Apps are available globally on the desktop client of Spotify on the left hand nav bar. Users can use the App Finder to add apps to their list of favorites.