”Why You Must Read ‘Spotify Teardown’”

The journalist David Turner has written a very enthusiastic review of our book Spotify Teardown. In my opinion, Turner states, "the most cutting part of Spotify Teardown wasn’t all the original research that went into the book or the claim that Spotify’s business was built on pirated music. Rather, what intrigued me the most was a small section about the company’s early days of investor funding. In 2012, while the company was still in the preliminary stages of entering the United States market, Spotify received a round of funding led by Goldman Sachs with an assist from Coca-Cola". Consequently, the review ends with the following: "Spotify Teardown shows a company much like all advertising-support music platforms, where the ultimate customer is Coca-Cola; not music fans nor artists." The review can be found here.