Spotify has joined mobile games firms King, Rovio and Supercell as well as a group of other tech firms to create a new body for lobbying European governments and the EU.

The European Tech Alliance has as its president Niklas Zennström, co-founder of Skype and now boss at investment firm Atomico.

“We have formed an alliance to share our collective experience with policymakers and challenge mindsets about Europe, technology, and the Internet,” said Zennström.

“There are so many European tech company success stories. We think we will be able to help European leaders understand that Europe is good at tech and show how policymakers can clear the way for the tech industry to grow further.”

For now, Spotify is the only company from the music/tech sector to join the alliance, at a time when the firm is increasingly active lobbyist on both sides of the Atlantic.

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