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What is Spotify?

Spotify is a music, podcast, and video streaming service

It is developed by startup Spotify AB in Stockholm, Sweden. It provides digital rights management-protected content from record labels and media companies. Spotify is a freemium service, meaning that basic features are free with advertisements, while additional features, including improved streaming quality and offline music downloads, are offered via paid subscriptions.

Spotify is available in most of Europe, most of the Americas, Australia, New Zealand and parts of Asia. It is available for most modern devices, including Windows, macOS, and Linux computers, as well as iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. Music can be browsed or searched for via various parameters, such as artist, album, genre, playlist, or record label. Users can create, edit and share playlists, share tracks on social media, and make playlists with other users. Spotify provides access to over 30 million songs. As of June 2016, it has 100 million monthly active users, and as of March 2017, it has 50 million paying subscribers.

Unlike physical or download sales, which pay artists a fixed price per song or album sold, Spotify pays royalties based on the number of artists streams as a proportion of total songs streamed on the service. They distribute approximately 70% of total revenue to rights holders, who then pay artists based on their individual agreements. Spotify has faced criticism from artists and producers, including Taylor Swift and Radiohead singer Thom Yorke, who feel it does not fairly compensate music creators as music sales decline and music streaming increases. In April 2017, as part of its efforts to renegotiate new license deals with record labels for a reported interest in going public, Spotify announced that artists who are part of Universal Music Group will have the ability to make their new album releases exclusively available on the services Premium service tier for a maximum of two weeks.

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What is A Man Called Ove?

A Man Called Ove is a Swedish movie

A Man Called Ove

Plot: 59 year-old Ove is the block’s grumpy man. Several years ago he was deposed as president of the condominium association, but he could not give a damn about being deposed and therefore keeps looking over the neighborhood with an iron fist. When pregnant Parvaneh and her family move into the terraced house opposite Ove and accidentally back into Ove’s mailbox it sets off the beginning of an unexpected change in his life.

A Man Called Ove was released in 2015 and Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars, Filip Berg, Ida Engvoll play the lead parts. The genre of A Man Called Ove is Comedy, Drama.

It has been directed by Hannes Holm and is written by Hannes Holm (screenplay), Fredrik Backman (novel).
A Man Called Ove and awards: 13 wins & 18 nominations. It got an Oscar nomination for best foreign film in 2017.

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Rolf Lassgård

Who is Rolf Lassgård?

Rolf Holger Lassgård (born 29 March 1955) is a Swedish actor

Rolf Holger Lassgård (born 29 March 1955) is a Swedish actor. Rolf Lassgård had various small film roles, but his breakout role was Kjell-Åke Andersson’s 1992 film Min store tjocke far (“My big fat father”) for which he won the 1992 Guldbagge Award as best male actor. He has gone on to play in a wide range of roles in films, notably as policeman Gunvald Larsson in a series of films made in 1993-94, based on the Martin Beck novels, and starring Gösta Ekman, and as Kurt Wallander in the SVT TV-movie adaptations of the Henning Mankell novels from 1994–2007.Since then, he has also played a crime psychologist as the titular character in the crime drama television series Sebastian Bergman. And Lassgard has appeared in 2011 – 2015, Seasons 2,3 and 4 in the TV Norwegian comedy series “Dag”, playing a free thinking, free wheeling therapist. In 2013 he starred in the crime series The Death of a Pilgrim, a dramatic retelling of the assassination of Olof Palme and fictionalised account of the discovery of his killer in the 2010s. He also had the leading role as Ove in the 2015 film A Man Called Ove.

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