Spotify will be in the spotlight.
Netflix will be producing an untitled scripted series chronicling the rise of the Swedish music streaming giant.
Based on the book ‘Spotify Untold’ by reporters Sven Carlsson and Jonas Leijonhufvud, Netflix describes the series as centreing around a “young Swedish tech entrepreneur, Daniel Ek, and his partner Martin Lorentzon, who revolutionized a whole industry by offering free and legal streamed music around the world. It is a story about how hard convictions, unrelenting will, access and big dreams can help small players challenge the status quo by evolving the way we can all listen to music.”
“I’m thrilled to be making this timely and entertaining series for Netflix. The story of how a small band of Swedish tech industry insiders transformed music – how we listen to it and how it’s made – is truly a tale for our time. Not only is this a story about the way all our lives have changed in the last decade, it’s about the battle for cultural and financial influence in a globalised, digitised world,” says Berna Levin, Executive Producer, Yellow Bird.
There is no release date for the series.