Oscars 2017:

Spotify founder Daniel Ek wanted to create something 'better than piracy'

ABC News

Daniel Ek, the 29 year-old founder of Spotify, wasn't inspired by

Pandora or Facebook when it came to building his popular streaming and

very-social music service. No, it was piracy that Ek wanted to beat.


was born in Sweden, and in Sweden we are known for the piracy

services," Ek told ABC News' John Muller in an ABC News / Yahoo! News

Newsmakers interview. "I decided I wanted to create a product that was

better than piracy."

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