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With Twitter and other social networking tools, you can get a lot of advice from great people. I learn more from Twitter than any survey…
This is a way for artists to communicate directly to their fans. If you think of an artist like Bruno Mars, he’s using Spotify, creating…
There are half a billion people that listen to music online and the vast majority are doing so illegally. But if we bring those people…
There are millions of people who consume music illegally every month. Just getting them into a legal service will make the music industry way bigger…
Music isn’t like news, where it’s what happened five minutes ago or even 10 seconds ago that matters. With music, a song from the 1960s…
In order for a service to be social, you’ve really got to start from the ground up. The fact that almost a third of the…
With Spotify, people don’t get it until they try it. Then they tell their friends.
The main reason people want to pay for Spotify is really portability. People are saying, ‘I want to have my music with me.’
At the end of the day, I want the music industry to be larger than what it is today.
It disturbed me that the music industry had gone down the drain, even though people were listening to more music than ever and from a…
In general, people are comfortable sharing their music. There are two exceptions, though – Lady Gaga and Britney Spears.
I was born in Sweden, and in Sweden we are known for the piracy services.
I had two passions growing up – one was music, one was technology. I tried to play in a band for a while, but I…
I was deeply uncertain of who I was and who I wanted to be. I really thought I wanted to be a much cooler guy…
At Spotify, we really want you to democratically win as a musician. We want you to win because your music is the best music.
Put your consumers in focus, and listen to what they’re actually saying, not what they tell you.
I actually bought a travel guitar, and that guitar is really cool. You can actually fold the guitar, and you can plug headphones into it,…
People just want to have access to all of the world’s music.
I’m not an inventor. I just want to make things better.
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