Glasshouse: Pop Idols

Event Info

Thu 17 Sep, 2009 at 5:00pm
Royal College of Physicians
11 St. Andrews Place
London, NW1 4LE, UK (Map)
Cost: £25 for entrepreneurs, £50 general admission


With Spotify flexing its muscles to take on Apple’s online iTunes store, we hope you will join us for the latest in our popular series of events where we cast the spotlight on standout digital innovators and internet heroes.

About Spotify

Founded in Sweden in 2006 and launched to the public in October 2008, Spotify has been described as ‘a saviour of the music industry’, offering free and legal access to a vast library of music through its proprietary peer-to-peer music streaming service. Spotify has grown rapidly to become a global brand with over 6 million users in Europe and an American launch is scheduled for later this year.

The recent media hype surrounding Spotify’s proposed iPhone application, demonstrates its growing popularity and potential to be a major competitor to Apple’s online iTunes store. Spotify gives customers the opportunity to listen to whole albums for free, whereas iTunes only allows a 30 second snippet of each song, until you buy the album.

About Daniel Ek

 Daniel Ek

Daniel Ek is the CEO and founder of Swedish start up Spotify. He has previously worked as CTO at Stardoll and Tradera. Daniel was also the founder and CEO of Swedish startup Advertigo, a contextual online advertising startup, which was acquired by TradeDoubler 2006.

About Katie Ledger

Katie Ledger

Katie is a TV reporter for BBC Click and a Communications Coach. She facilitates individuals, teams and organisations to communicate in a compelling way that has a high impact on audiences. Katie spent 12 years working as a news presenter for Five News, ITN and the BBC.


Javascript is required to view this map.