Following the Super League controversy that occurred in the month of April, where several of Europe’s most famous soccer clubs said they planned to join a closed competition, followed the idea’s quick subsequent undoing, Spotify‘s CEO, Daniel Ek, expressed interest in purchasing famed English Premier League Club, Arsenal. Now, Ek shared with CNBC that he has secured funds to purchase the team.
The club’s owner, Stan Kroenke, has stated that Arsenal is not for sale. However, that has not deterred Ek. Speaking with CNBC, he said,
Spotify was founded in 2006 in Stockholm, Sweden, by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon, though launched officially in 2008. Spotify went public in April 2018, with a market cap of $26.5 billion after the first day of trading. The world’s biggest four music labels are responsible for 87% of content available on Spotify. A website designed to allow you to keep track of what you've played, and how much you like it! We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us.
“I am very serious. I have secured the funds for it. And I want to bring what I think is a very compelling offer to the owners, and I hope they hear me out.”
Arsenal is currently owned by the Denver-based Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, which also owns the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams, the NBA’s Denver Nuggets, and the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche. Forbes estimates Arsenal is worth $2.8 billion, while Ek’s net worth is estimated to be around $4.7 billion.
Kroenke, who is also married to Walmart heiress Ann Walton Kroenke, has said that they are “100% committed to Arsenal” and will “not entertain any offer.” Meanwhile, Arsenal has fallen down to eight in the Premier League in 2020, with Ek stating, “I just see a tremendous opportunity to set a real vision for the club, to bring it back to its glory.”
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2 December 2020, 10:12
Spotify has created a brand new website that reveals your most played songs and artists.
There's now a Spotify site which tells you your Top Artists and Top Songs of all time.
Spotify loves to give users extensive information about their listening habits. In 2017, the popular music streaming service launched its annual Spotify Wrapped feature which lets people know which songs and artists they've streamed most that year.
FIND SPOTIFY WRAPPED 2020 HERE
More recently, Spotify has been telling users if they're in the Top 1% of Fans of an artist based on how often they listen to them. If you listen to an artist 99% more than other people on Spotify, you make the official Top 1% of Fans.
The Spotify stats don't stop there though. A new site that gives you even more info has gone viral on social media.
How do I find my Top Artists and Top Songs on Spotify?
Chances are if you've been anywhere near Twitter or Instagram recently, you've seen friends post about their Top Artists and Top Tracks on Spotify. People have been sharing lists of their Top 50 artists and songs from the past four weeks, six months and of all time. To find out yours, all you have to do is visit statsforspotify.com and log in with your Spotify account.
The website gives you an option to see your Top Artists or Top Tracks. It then unveils personal lists for your most popular artists and songs over the last four weeks, six months and of all time. Essentially, the site closely analyses your listening habits and data to give you accurate readings of what artists and songs you really love most.
The website also shows you your most recently played songs too with exactly when you last played them.
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