I was completely psyched by Spotify’s announcement of their new play button to embed legal, licensed music into web pages. The web has needed this for far too long, and this is the missing step to enable Spotify to become the universal music platform on the web, allowing us to share songs with each other with the confidence that they will play. We still have the small problem that not everyone is a Spotify user, but that may take care of itself with this announcement.

I get a lot of requests for music recommendations. I maintain a Spotify playlist called “Continuously Updated Awesomeness” where I add my favorite new finds. I am happily embedding it below! Enjoy, and please subscribe…