Spotify to have its story told on Netflix
We’ve had films about Facebook, Snapchat, and now continuing to prove that tech-startups are something that’s worth making a movie about, there’s an upcoming film on Netflix about the creation and journey of everyone’s favourite streaming service, Spotify.
For a quick rundown of how a small Swedish startup created a free music streaming service at a time when words “free” and “streaming” fell into the same category as “piracy” and “burning your offices to the ground” in the eyes of major labels, there’s plenty of articles online already. But this new film will look into the drama of just how Spotify founders Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon won their battle in convincing the wider music industry that not only was this a good idea, it would solve the issue of just how they could continue to rake in cash in the era where you could no longer get away with selling a CD album for a tidy profit. It promises to be quite a rollercoaster ride, presumably telling the story of how the service was lauded as removing the shackles of major labels from the pockets of musicians, while in reality they’re still in the house, raiding their fridges. A true music industry fairy-tale.
It’s directed by Per-Olav Sørensen, and excutive producer is Berna Levin, known for series such as Young Wallander and Hidden. The release date is as-yet unknown, but those subscribing to Netflix should keep an eye out for what promises to be a fine dramatisation of how the music industry won, once again.