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Spotify’s Sean Parker and Daniel Ek Make Music — And Some Noise: The Full D10 Interview (Video)

At the 10th D: All Things Digital earlier this month, we paired online music’s best known entrepreneurs — Daniel Ek and Sean Parker.

They now work together at Spotify — Ek as CEO and Parker as investor/adviser (he played a similar role in the early days at Facebook).

While they discussed a lot — from the importance of social on the sector to the virtues of playlists on the service — Parker also got off the best zinger against Apple, noting that it might have kept Spotify from landing on U.S. shores for two years.

“There was a sense in which Apple was threatened by what we were doing,” he said.

Here’s the full video of the interview:


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