The History of Spotify

With Rdio about to disappear and Songza soon to be wholly absorbed by Google Play Music, Spotify is looking more and more like the big dog in the streaming space. But how much do you know about where the company came from? The Telegraph would like to fill in those blanks.

In just under a decade, Spotify has grown from a small Swedish start-up into a hugely popular global music streaming service.

Founded in 2006, the company is now said to be worth US$8 billion, with over 75 million users signed up to the platform, and access to 30m songs.

Co-founders Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon officially launched the company in 2008 and have since made over 30 million tracks available to users.

Watch the video above to discover more interesting facts about the history of Spotify.

The Telegraph has also looked at the evolution of other major technology companies such as Apple, Google and Airbnb.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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