Prepare yourself for The Story of Spotify: The TV Show

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Yellow Bird UK, a Banijay Group company, has optioned the screen rights for Sven Carlsson and Jonas Leijonhufvud’s tell-all novel, Spotify Untold (Spotify Inifrån).

The book is currently in development for a limited series which “will examine how a secretive start-up wooed record companies, shook the music industry to its core, and conquered Wall Street,” according to a press release.

The series will be developed and produced by Yellow Bird UK, with Berna Levin serving as EP and Luke Franklin as Producer.

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Carlsson and Leijonhufvud will consult on the project. The rights were sought from Eleonoora Kirk at Bonnier Rights.

“With reality trumping fiction at every turn, we will explore one of the greatest and most surprising technological advancements of our time.”

Berna Levin, Yellow Bird

Berna Levin, Executive Producer, Yellow Bird, said: “Spotify Untold is the ultimate tale of achieving the impossible and unimaginable.

“A modern-day David vs. Goliath set in the dynamic arena of the music industry, this is the true story of youth challenging the establishment.

“With reality trumping fiction at every turn, we will explore one of the greatest and most surprising technological advancements of our time.”

“The rise of Spotify is one of the greatest stories to come out of Sweden in the past ten years.”

Jonas Leijonhufvud

Jonas Leijonhufvud, co-author of Spotify Untold, added: “We’re very excited. The rise of Spotify is one of the greatest stories to come out of Sweden in the past ten years.

“It’s a saga of a young founder who came out of nowhere and beat Apple at their own game.”

“It’s perfect for the screen and Yellow Bird is the ideal partner, with their strong track record in making Nordic stories come alive on the international scene.”

Sven Carlsson

Sven Carlsson, co-author of Spotify Untold, said: “The Spotify story is a drama at the highest levels of tech, music and finance.

“It’s perfect for the screen and Yellow Bird is the ideal partner, with their strong track record in making Nordic stories come alive on the international scene.”