It’s #Bloomonday and we’re cold lampin’ with Public Enemy’s It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back. Tap to playMore than a quarter of a century old, and still sounding fresh, ferocious and funky. Sit back and enjoy one of the greatest rap albums ever made!

It’s #Bloomonday and we’re cold lampin’ with Public Enemy’s It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back. Tap to play

More than a quarter of a century old, and still sounding fresh, ferocious and funky. Sit back and enjoy one of the greatest rap albums ever made!

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It’s a big day for us here at Bloom.fm. Today we announced we’ve reached a million registered users. We’ve been blown away by the enthusiasm for the app since we launched last year and we’d like to say a big thanks to every single one of you using our apps - and extra big thanks to those of you who have decided to subscribe.

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There are loads of music services out there, and a few really great ones, but we started Bloom.fm because we thought things could be made better - both for music fans and all the awesome artists out there making the music we love.

We’ve had our heads down working on our apps and haven’t had much time to talk about why we’re here. So, as we’ve reached this nice round number of users, it seems like a good time to have a crack at a Bloom.fm manifesto. That’s a bit lofty – let’s call it The Blooming Obvious List.

So here goes, in no particular order…

  • The only people who matter are the fans and the artists. We aim to always do the right thing by both.
  • Music is important, but for many people it’s just too expensive. There, we said it.
  • Different people need different amounts of music in their life, so give them choice.
  • The YouTube generation is used to music being free and everywhere, but they appreciate and will pay for great experiences.
  • A music service should make you smile and it should look as good as it sounds.
  • Smartphones are our favourite computers. We design for phones first because they’re always with you.
  • We love everyone who pays for music; whether it’s on vinyl, MP3 or another streaming service.
  • Support your favourite bands – tweet about them, go to their gigs, buy a t-shirt. It can change their life.
  • It should be easier to enjoy music legally than to get it illegally. If it isn’t we need to try harder.
  • It’s free to experiment. Listen to something new every week and always turn up for the support act (unless they really suck).

There are a team of 27 of us in West London working hard to make sure everyone has the best possible music service at a price they can afford. We love feedback - if there’s anything we could be doing better, we’re always listening @bloomfm or mail hello(@)bloom.fm.

We’ve got loads more cool stuff on the way. Thanks for joining us for the ride! We’re having loads of fun.

Lots of love, Team Bloom.

P.S. We’d like to thank our record label partners for all the support we’ve received. It took balls to let us shake up the status quo for the future good. We appreciate it.

Brand new ear candy this week from Shakira, Withered Hand, Future Islands, Wilko Johnson, Liars and more! On your phone? Tap an album link to open in the app or tap here to see the full list of new releases.
Singles - Future Islands
Shakira. - Shakira
New Gods - Withered Hand
Odludek - Jimi Goodwin
Going Back Home - Wilko Johnson
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
MESS - Liars
Till Midnight - Chuck Ragan
World Of Joy - Howler
Gravitas - Asia
Toujours - Sabina

Brand new ear candy this week from Shakira, Withered Hand, Future Islands, Wilko Johnson, Liars and more! On your phone? Tap an album link to open in the app or tap here to see the full list of new releases.

Piping hot new music this week from The War On Drugs, Tycho, Enrique Iglesias, Perfect Pussy, Sky Ferreira and loads more.
Lost In The Dream - The War On Drugs
Awake - Tycho
Night Time, My Time - Sky Ferreira
SEX AND LOVE - Enrique Iglesias
Rooms of the House - La Dispute
Say Yes To Love - Perfect Pussy
Happiness Is - Taking Back Sunday
Oh, What A Life - American Authors
Sisyphus - Sisyphus
My Krazy Life - YG
Wiccans and Beatlemancers - Radstewart
Rise Of An Empire - Young Money
We Got A Love - Shit Robot
Hammer of the Witch - Ringworm
Ibibio Sound Machine - Ibibio Sound Machine
Mirrors the Sky - Lyla Foy

Piping hot new music this week from The War On Drugs, Tycho, Enrique Iglesias, Perfect Pussy, Sky Ferreira and loads more.

Stonking new albums to kick off March from Pharrell Williams, Rick Ross, Real Estate and others. If you’re on your phone tap an album link to open it in the Bloom app. The full list:
G I R L - Pharrell Williams
Mastermind - Rick Ross
Atlas - Real Estate
Eagulls - Eagulls
Axxa/Abraxas - Axxa/Abraxas
Being Elastic - Each Other
Tomorrow’s Hits - The Men
Nobody Knows - The Len Price 3
What Am I Doing - Lushes
Blood Red Shoes - Blood Red Shoes

Stonking new albums to kick off March from Pharrell Williams, Rick Ross, Real Estate and others. If you’re on your phone tap an album link to open it in the Bloom app. The full list: