Daniel Ek

Spotify CEO To Musicians: “You Can’t Record Music Every Three Or Four Years And Think That’s Going To Be Enough”

Spotify's economic model has been widely condemned by musicians and songwriters for years, with critics claiming that the service pays out paltry royalties and gives…
Chris DeVille | July 31, 2020 - 11:02 am

Netflix Announces Drama Series About Spotify

The story of one streaming service is coming to another streaming service. Today, Netflix has announced a new, as-yet untitled scripted drama series about the…
Peter Helman | December 11, 2019 - 12:14 pm

Spotify’s Secret Genius Songwriters Pen Letter To Daniel Ek Over CRB Rate Appeal: “You Have Used Us”

In 2017, Spotify launched its Secret Genius Awards annual event to honor songwriters and producers behind some of the streaming platform's most-played songs. But now…
Harley Brown / Billboard | April 9, 2019 - 7:38 pm

Daniel Ek Explains How He Convinced Taylor Swift To Return To Spotify

Way back in 2014, Taylor Swift pulled all of her music from Spotify. In a statement at the time, Spotify said, "We hope she’ll change…
Tom Breihan | April 3, 2018 - 11:40 am