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Spotify: ‘The music industry was in the s***ter. What did they have to lose?’

The broad thrust of The Observer's profile of Spotify and its CEO Daniel Ek this weekend will be familiar to Music Ally readers.
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Daniel Ek on IPO plans, artist payouts and video possibilities

"I bite into my own bun; the satisfyingly peppery beef is spiked with thick rounds of raw onion and slices of pickle".
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Spotify boss Daniel Ek predicts the future for contextual music

Daniel Ek gave a rare interview to the Wall Street Journal: Mr. Ek thinks that the delivery of music will soon evolve to the point that we will not even have to decide what to listen to—our technology will simply know,...
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Spotify talks licensing, the ‘free’ funnel, intricate audience analysis, the connected home and more

CNet has a long feature on Spotify, speaking to its co-founder Daniel Ek and its economist Will Page. It’s worth reading the whole thing, but some issues and quotes jumped out in our reading of it that we should dwell on...
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Predicting the time when 1bn+ people are streaming music

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek predicts the amount of people listening to music through a paid streaming service will reach 1.5bn in the next few years.
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Music figures in MediaGuardian 100 (but not highly)

The Guardian has published its MediaGuardian 100 list of important figures in the British media industry, and while music firms figure in the list, they're relatively low down.
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Ek, Caraeff, Ljung and more on Billboard’s ’40 Under 40′ list

Some familiar digital music figures have made it onto Billboard's new 40 Under 40 list of "the young executives who are propelling our industry with their artistic and business vision".
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Spotify sets sights on deals with US mobile operators

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek has told the CTIA mobile industry conference that the streaming music service is keen to strike partnerships with US mobile operators.
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Spotify CEO makes Time’s 100 Most Influential People list

It was a big day for Spotify boss Daniel Ek yesterday: besides announcing his company's partnership with Coca-Cola, he was named on Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World list
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Daniel Ek talks Spotify, social features and ISP partnerships… back in 2008

Every so often, we’re going to start pulling some articles out of the Music Ally archives. We’re starting with what we think was one of the first interviews with Spotify CEO Daniel Ek outside the Swedish press,...
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Artist Gavin Castleton takes aim at ‘music like water’ theories

Songwriter and producer Gavin Castleton has written a long guest post for Hypebot criticising the theory that music should be like water - as proposed by consultants like Gerd Leonhard, but also Spotify CEO Daniel Ek.
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Don’t buy Spotify CEO Daniel Ek a birthday present this year

Spotify boss Daniel Ek turns 29 this year, but he doesn’t want any presents. Instead, he’s set up a donation page on the Charity Water website, and is hoping to raise $29,000 for the clean-water charity. “It...