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Spotify’s Ek comes out swinging against cannibalisation critics

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek has tackled the question of whether his company cannibalises iTunes sales head-on, in a pre-Grammys interview. "There's not a shred of data to suggest that. In fact, all the information available points...
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Spotify app gets ‘Extreme’ audio boost

While CEO Daniel Ek was holding court before the Grammys, Spotify's developers were rolling out an update to the company's iPhone app that delivers a significant boost to its audio quality.
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Forbes hails Daniel Ek as ‘most important man in music’

The latest issue of Forbes magazine has Spotify CEO Daniel Ek as its cover star, hailed as "the most important man in music".
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Spotify and Vevo bosses appear in Fortune’s 40 Under 40 list

Daniel Ek and Rio Caraeff have just cause to clink the champagne glasses next time they meet: the two music tech CEOs have both been included in Fortune magazine's 40 Under 40 list of "the hottest young stars in business...
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Read Sean Parker’s email to Spotify’s Daniel Ek from 2009

The web is abuzz with the full text of an email sent by Sean Parker to Spotify CEO Daniel Ek in August 2009, and it makes for fascinating reading. "Facebook has been in partnership discussions with various companies to fullyintegrate...
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Spotify responds to criticism and gains 1m users through Facebook

Spotify has been taking a great deal of flack about a change made to the service that forces newly registered users to log in using their Facebook IDs. Users can only sign up to Spotify using their Facebook login - no Facebook,...
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Music Ally joins Sean Parker and Daniel Ek for a

Our fearless reporter braved the free tequila and hog roasts for a chance to sit at the feet of Sean Parker (investor in Napster and Facebook, portrayed by Justin Timberlake in movie "The Social Network") and Daniel Ek, founder...
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Spotify, Turntable.fm and Clear Channel set for f8 appearances

The buzz around Facebook's f8 conference continues to mount this week, including the announcement of who'll be speaking on the key panel sessions at tomorrow's event. A panel on 'The Future of Digital Music' will see Spotify's...
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Spotify defends itself (again) from cannibalisation claims)

The controversy from WMG's recent comments on free ad-supported music services - as well as NPD's research on cannibalisation of downloads - continues. Spotify boss Daniel Ek has once again defended his company from such...
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Spotify signs Telia deal and calls for licensing change

Spotify has announced a deal with Swedish telco Telia, which involves the latter selling the Spotify Premium service to its mobile and broadband customers - with an interactive TV version on the roadmap too.
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Spotify boss reveals (some) statistics

Spotify co-founder Daniel Ek made an appearance in London last night at a Glasshouse event, to be quizzed on-stage about his company and its plans.
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Spotify on track for US launch this summer

A Forbes interview with Spotify co-founder Daniel Ek gives some details on the company's US plans and overall performance.