The Playlist, a new Netflix program, follows the life of Swedish internet entrepreneur Daniel Ek and the invention of digital music provider Spotify. It stars Edvin Endre as Ek, alongside Christian Hillborg, Ulf Stenberg, and Gizem Erdogan, among others, in key supporting parts. Daniel Ek, the CEO, and co-founder of Spotify is a household name in the IT industry.
Daniel Ek began creating websites when he was 13 years old.
Daniel Ek was born in Stockholm, Sweden, on February 21, 1983. Ek was reared by his mother and stepfather, according to Money Inc and Famous Zoom. Ek apparently had an interest in technology at an early age. Daniel Ek began creating websites for customers at the age of 13, and his company developed dramatically over time. He’d employed other pupils from his class to work for him, and he had roughly 25 people directly reporting to him within a few years, before turning 20.
Ek attended IT-Gymnasiet in Sundbyberg, where he graduated in 2002, before enrolling in engineering at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. However, he finally opted to leave college in order to pursue a career in technology. Ek then went on to work at Tradera, a Swedish auction house. He has also worked at Stardoll and afterward created his own company, Advertigo, which was ultimately acquired by TradeDoubler. He also served as CEO of Torrent for a short period of time.
Daniel Ek’s love of music and ambition to establish a platform that functioned better than pirate websites while remaining legal and benefiting the music business economically led to the birth of Spotify. Ek collaborated with another notable entrepreneur called Martin Lorentzon, and Spotify was founded in 2006 with Ek and Lorentzon as co-founders. Spotify was launched in October 2008. Spotify has expanded tremendously over the years and is now one of the world’s largest digital music streaming service providers. Ek is married to Sofia Levander, a well-known writer, and journalist. The couple has two kids.
A brief peek at The Playlist on Netflix
The Playlist follows Daniel Ek’s life and career as he and his team set out to build big digital music streaming business. The following is a synopsis of the show:
“Led by Daniel Ek, a group of enthusiastic young entrepreneurs gets together to take on what seems to be an insurmountable task: changing the music business – and the world. They set out to build legitimate music streaming business.”
The show’s trailer provides a glimpse into Ek’s childhood and his goal to create lawful music streaming business. The video is highly dramatic and quickly mentions the major challenges that went into the construction of Spotify. Viewers may expect an interesting and adventurous season with an emotional and uplifting tone.
Ek is portrayed by acclaimed Swedish actor Edvin Endre in the forthcoming Netflix series developed by Christian Spurrier. Endre has been featured in a number of notable films and television programs throughout the years, including Vikings, Fortitude, and The Pagan King.