Netflix has announced plans for an as yet untitled drama about how Swedish music streaming service Spotify shook up the industry, inspired by the book Spotify Untold by Sven Carlsson and Jonas Leijonhufvud. Per-Olav Sørensen (Quicksand) is on board to direct.
The series follows young Swedish tech entrepreneur, Daniel Ek, and his partner Martin Lorentzon, who challenged the status quo by offering free and legal streamed music in direct competition to the major labels and piracy. It is a story about how unrelenting will and big dreams revolutionised the way we all listen to music.
Per-Olav Sørensen said: “I am excited to bring the story of Sweden based Spotify to life on the screen. It is an ongoing fairytale in modern history about how Swedish wiz kids changed the music industry forever.”
“The story is truly exciting and challenging. Challenging because the Spotify story has not ended yet – it is still running with high speed and will probably change while we work on the project.”
Netflix Director of International Originals For Northern Europe, Tesha Crawford, added: “The founding tale of Spotify is a great example of how a local story can have a global impact. We are really excited about bringing this success story to life.”