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The Spotify Play : How CEO and Founder Daniel Ek Beat Apple, Google, and Amazon in the Race for Audio Dominance / Sven Carlsson and Jonas Leijonhugvud.

Carlsson, Sven. (Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781635767445
  • Physical Description: viii, 295 pages : illustrations, photographs ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First Diversion Books Edition.
  • Publisher: Diversion Books, a division of Diversion Publishing Corp., 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes "References and Sources": [281]-287 and index [289]-295.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- A Secret Idea -- The Engineers -- Rågsved -- Party Like It's 1999 -- Better Than Piracy -- "Wealth-type Money" -- All Music for Free -- Bridge to America -- "Schmuck Insurance" -- Sean & Zuck -- "Winter is Coming" -- Spotify TV -- Apple Buys Beats -- Death Valley -- From Nashville to Brooklyn -- Big Data -- Brilliant Sweden -- The Streaming Wars -- Wall Street -- The House That Daniel Built -- Acknowledgments -- References and Sources -- Index -- About the Authors.
Summary, etc.:
"Steve Jobs tried to stop this moment from ever happening. Google and Microsoft made bids to preempt it. The music industry blocked it time and again. Yet, on a summer's eve in 2011, the whiz kid CEO of a Swedish start-up celebrated his company's US launch. In the midst of the Apple-Android tech war and a music label crusade against piracy and illegal downloading, Spotify redrew the battle lines, sent shockwaves through Silicon Valley, and got the hardline executives at Universal, Sony, and Warner to sign with its 'free-mium' platform. Daniek Ek conquered the music streaming world. And podcasts were next. In The Spotify Play, journalists Sven Carlsson and Jonas Leijonhufvud draw upon hundreds of interviews, previously untagged sources, and in-depth reporting on figures like Mark Zuckerberg, Sean Parker, Steve Jobs, Taylor Swift, Jay-Z, Pony Ma Huateng, and Jimmy Iovine. They have captured the riveting David vs. Goliath story of a disruptive innovator who played the industry giants in a quest to revolutionize the consumption of sound, building today's largest online source of audio, with more than 50 million songs, one million-plus podcasts, and over 300 million users."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Business.
Music trade.
Streaming audio.
Music and the Internet.
Sound recording industry.
Streaming technology (Telecommunications).

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