Tag: daniel ek
Spotify CEO reveals more on healthcare startup Neko Health
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek’s interest in health-tech is already known, but now we have more details on a specific venture he’s involved with.
February 3, 2023
Daniel Ek calls Apple a ‘threat to the future of the internet’
Elon Musk’s recent spat with Apple has reignited the fire in the belly of Spotify CEO Daniel Ek for criticising Apple’s platform policies.
December 1, 2022
Daniel Ek’s latest investment is a $50m stake in… Spotify
Spotify's share price has fallen sharply over the last 15 months, reducing its market cap from $69.35bn in February 2021 to $20.34bn now.
May 6, 2022
US politicians up pressure over Spotify’s Discovery Mode
Three members of Congress have sent CEO Daniel Ek a letter with some pointed questions about the Discovery Mode feature.
April 7, 2022
Spotify CEO to testify in Eminem copyright lawsuit
That's something that the company's legal team had sought to block on the grounds that Ek did not have personal knowledge of the licensing issues in this particular case.
April 4, 2022
Spotify’s Joe Rogan problem heats up over racial-slur usage
Rogan and Spotify have both responded to the release of a video of Rogan using the N-word racial slur more than 20 times.
February 7, 2022
Spotify CEO: ‘Our policies are still something we stand behind’
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek made a speech to employees about the Joe Rogan / Neil Young row, outlining the changes already announced, and defending its policies.
February 4, 2022
Daniel Ek: ‘The best labels have realised that they are in service of the creator’
Daniel Ek was responding to a direct question (on the 'Invest Like The Best' podcast) about what he'd do if he was CEO of the world's largest record label.
September 17, 2021
Spotify CEO: ‘We will become a lot better at monetising your fans’
Fresh from his company launching its new Loud & Clear website focused on musicians’ streaming earnings, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek dropped in to Clubhouse last night alongside Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Shopify...
March 19, 2021
Spotify CEO thinks Indian music can go global like reggaeton
“I believe 100% that we’re going to see a rise of Bollywood and new types of Indian music making it into the global scene in the very near future.” Not the first prediction of this kind, but it carries extra weight...
February 23, 2021
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek outlines his leadership style
The Observer Effect has published a long interview with Spotify CEO Daniel Ek, focusing on his management style and processes. So, there aren't many news lines for the likes of us to pick out on Spotify's business, but...
October 5, 2020
Spotify and Epic Games co-found Coalition for App Fairness
Spotify and Epic Games have both been waging an antitrust battle against Apple, with an EC complaint and lawsuit respectively. Now the pair have company in a new Coalition for App Fairness that they have co-founded to lobby...
September 25, 2020