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Sean Parker Sells Spotify on Jimmy Fallon

Ah. So this is why Sean Parker turned on his Twitter account this week — so when Jimmy Fallon finished interviewing him last night, he could hand out Parker’s Twitter handle to his audience.

Before they get there, Fallon asks Parker about being a 31-year-old billionaire, and Parker gives the answer he is legally required to provide. For entrepreneurs like himself, he says, “the money doesn’t even affect you so much.”

And then Parker explains the benefits of Spotify, the music service he invested in and advises. The big plus for Fallon, apparently: The ability to listen to Wham!, on demand.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work