Tag: daniel ek
Spotify CEO says Apple, Google, Amazon ‘don’t like partnering’
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek doesn’t do many interviews, but he spent a fair amount of time yesterday answering questions on Q&A site Quora in one of its “sessions” – its equivalent to Reddit’s Ask Me Anything interviews. Among...
February 17, 2016
Daniel Ek says Taylor Swift boosted Spotify profile in US
Spotify’s high-profile dispute with Taylor Swift had a silver lining in terms of raising awareness of the streaming service in the US, according to CEO Daniel Ek. “The middle of America found out what Spotify was, so...
September 29, 2015
The recent controversy around Spotify’s privacy-policy update was a necessary wake-up call for the company (and its rivals) to be as clear as possible when explaining how and why certain user data is requested. Late last...
September 8, 2015
Spotify updates users on its updated privacy-policy update
September 4, 2015
Spotify says ‘SORRY’ for privacy-policy confusion
August 24, 2015
August 21, 2015
Apple made its own music videos for Drake, Pharrell, M.I.A.
An interesting detail on how Apple is ensuring exclusive content for its new Apple Music service: it’s making its own music videos for key artist partners. That’s according to Pitchfork, which reports that Apple made...
July 13, 2015
Daniel Ek on Taylor Swift, Neil Young, Apple and why the music industry has to “embrace ubiquity”
So you wait months for a Daniel Ek interview and then two show up at once. He’s on the cover of the latest issue of Billboard – conveniently published mere days before Apple’s big announcement today (hem hem). There...
June 9, 2015
Spotify to revise its family pricing?
With Apple offering six family members access to Apple Music for $14.99 a month, the pressure is on for other services to match it. (Interestingly, given the margins here, no one seems bold enough to get into a game of price...
June 9, 2015
Daniel Ek: “Freemium will make the music industry much larger than it’s ever been before”
Spotify co-founder Daniel Ek rarely does interviews these days but Music Ally’s Stuart Dredge got to speak to him about streaming, freemium and the imminent threat from Apple as it renews Beats Music and takes iTunes away...
June 8, 2015
Spotify: Daniel Ek talks freemium, radio, Apple and more (interview)
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek is sympathising with record label executives: even those who have cooled on his company’s freemium business model, and are pressuring him to change it. “I want to understand them. The last decade...
June 7, 2015
Spotify hits $3bn of rightsholder payments after $300m in Q1
A new milestone for Spotify yesterday: $3bn of royalties paid out to music rightsholders since its service launched in 2008, with $300m paid out in the first quarter of 2015 alone. Time to look back at the company’s payout...
June 5, 2015