Spotify Play Button lets you embed tracks and playlists on your blog

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Spotify-play-button-resize.jpgSpotify are today introducing the Spotify Play Button. An embeddable widget for blogs and websites, it lets you add tracks and playlists to your posts, firing up the streaming service directly from the widget itself.

“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.

“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.”

Those who use Tumblr get enhanced Spotify Play Button functionality, with the widget integrated into the dashboard, letting you search for the song you want to include directly from Tumblr and embed it instantly.

“We deeply value music as a form of creative expression,” said David Karp, Tumblr founder and CEO

“That Spotify now lets our users share from millions of their favourite songs is revolutionary, and as huge fans of the product we are absolutely overjoyed about this partnership.”

Those who aren’t Tumblr users can also easily add the Spotify Play Button to their websites. Simply grab the URI for the track, album or playlist you’re looking to share, and head over to the Spotify developer website to get the embed link.

For more info, click here.

Gerald Lynch