Spotify Is Reinterpreting The Meaning Of Corporate Royalty [Op-Ed]

In a recent move, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek caused the streaming platform to grant him and his co-founder supervoting stock, giving them the ability to block the votes of the. Continue reading

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The Curious Timing Of Corporate Bio Book ‘Spotify Untold’

Currently only available in Swedish, Spotify Untold recounts the "hero's journey" of Spotify CEO Daniel Ek. Chris Castle explores the curious timing of the book's release and its correlated US. Continue reading

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Spotify For Artists Will Charge For Some Services, says CEO Daniel Ek

Spotify will charge for some Spotify For Artists products and services, CEO Daniel Ek stated during last week's earnings call. While "unlikely" that the it will charge for data, this mark's. Continue reading

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Music’s $20M A Month Man: Spotify’s Daniel Ek Shows Tim Westergren How It’s Done

The industry gave a collective gasp of horror when founder Tim Westergren was pulling down $1,000,000 by selling of Pandora stock while simultaneously fighting artists with royalty loopholes. Chris Castle. Continue reading

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6 Major Takeaways From Spotify CEO Daniel Ek’s Fast Company Profile

Fast Company has published the first in depth interview with Daniel Ek in three years and the first behind the scenes look at the world's biggest streaming service since it. Continue reading

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This Week In Music Commentary

Commentators inside the music industry this week weighed in on how messenger bots can be employed in digital music marketing, what smart speakers mean for the music industry, and Spotify's. Continue reading

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Spotify Adds “Sponsored Sessions,” Video “Takeover” Ads [VIDEO]

Spotify’s marketing platform, Spotify For Brands, has added two video ad units, Sponsored Sessions and Video Takeover, designed to attract more ad dollars to support the company's free music platform.  Launch. Continue reading

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Spotify Expands Free Service To Mobile with New Features, Nabs Led Zeppelin Exclusive

The rumor mill got it right this time. Spotify has expanded its free music service to mobile devices in all countries.  In an innovation that I've not seen on other. Continue reading

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Spotify’s Daniel Ek: Music Industry Savior Or Opportunist?

 The seeds that grew into Spotify were planted 10 years ago, when the Swedish government all but announced that they weren't prosecuting file-sharers who had pulled the rug out from. Continue reading

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Spotify, CEO Ek Respond To Thom Yorke & Nigel Godrich’s Noisey Streaming Exit

(UPDATED) "So far I've not seen any cannibalisation," Spotify CEO Daniel EK tweeted this morning in response the noisey exit of Atoms for Peace  -  the band anchored by Thom. Continue reading

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