According to The Hollywood Reporter, a new scripted tower about the creation and rise of Spotify is headed to Netflix.
The as-yet-untitled series will be based on a book called Spotties Untold, published this year by Swedish journalists Sven Karlsson and Jonas Legionhofwood. No directors, Schooner or stars have been announced yet, although Bern Levine and Per-Olav Soren will produce the series. The production company, Yellow Bird UK, will produce this summer after the book’s rights option.
In a statement, Levine said of the series, “It took the story of how a small band of Swedish tech industry insiders changed the music – how we listen to it and how it came about – in our time. There is a story. ” Not only is it a story about the way all our lives have changed over the past decade, but it is also about the battle for cultural and financial impact in a globalized, digital world. ”
Spotify did not participate in the book with Carlson and Lizonhofwood. A representative for the streaming service declined Rolling Stone’s request for comment.
Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon founded Spotify in 2006 and took over the officially launched service in October 2008, Sweden and then later the United Kingdom. The good thing is that the service landed in the United States in 2011. Over the past decade, Spotify has been at the forefront of one of the most dramatic changes in popular music history, as the record industry re-established itself entirely around streaming services.