Netflix unveils trailer for Spotify miniseries “The Playlist”


Netflix released the official trailer for The reading lista fictional account of the rise of Spotify.

Launching on October 13, the limited series centers on Swedish entrepreneur Daniel Ek and the people who helped him revolutionize the streaming music industry. “It’s a story about how hard beliefs, relentless will, access and big dreams can help little players challenge the status quo by changing the way we can all listen to music,” according to Netflix.

While the nearly two minute trailer(Opens in a new window)to the tune of Swedish DJ Avicii’s “Levels,” paints a grim picture of startup culture, posh parties and congressional testimony, Netflix makes it clear that the six-episode series is a dramatized version of the real story.

The show is inspired by the book Spotify Unspeakables by Swedish business journalists Sven Carlsson and Johnas Leijohnhufvud, and it seems that the producers took some liberties with the historical facts, as most programs of this type do. After all, there’s no way The social network (Facebook), We crashed (WeWork), or The stall (Theranos) nails every detail, intentionally or not.

Edvin Endre vikings Famous stars like Ek, who created Spotify in 2002, after peer-to-peer music service Napster shut down and illegal services like Kazaa and The Pirate Bay took its place. At 19, the technologist had enough wealth to retire. In place, he decided to create(Opens in a new window) “a service that was better than piracy and at the same time compensates the music industry.”

Endre is joined by Ulf Stenberg (Beartown) like Per Sundin, Gizem Erdogan (Love & Anarchy) like Petra Hansson, Joel Lützow (Gasmamman) like Andreas Ehn, Christian Hillborg (The Last Kingdom) as Martin Lorentzon, and Swedish artist Janice Kamya Kavander as Bobbie T.

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The reading list is basically a story of music”, according(Opens in a new window) director Per-Olav Sorensen. “Representing in fiction how Spotify changed the music industry is impossible without the artists’ perspective, and our character Bobbie T. represents their voices in this story.”

Valter Skarsgård, Amy Deasismont, Hanna Ardéhn, Ella Rappich, Agnes Kittelsen, Sofia Karemyr, Sam Hazeldine and Patrick Baladi appear in supporting roles.

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