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Overview

Lobbying Costs

800,000€ - 899,999€

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

3 Fte (3)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

3

High-level Commission meetings

69

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Spotify

    EU Transparency Register

    365747616583-15 First registered on 15 Mar 2015

    Goals / Remit

    Spotify is a global audio streaming subscription service, providing on-demand access to over 80 million music tracks and over 4 million podcasts to 433 million users, across 183 markets.

    Main EU files targeted

    Digital Single Market strategy, platform regulation, data/artificial intelligence policy, content and copyright, competition, DMA, DSA

    Address

    Head Office
    Spotify AB Regeringsgatan 19
    Stockholm
    SWEDEN
    EU Office
    Square de Meeûs 37
    Brussels 1000
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    3

    Employment timeLobbyists
    100%3

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    3

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    3 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 08 Dec 2022

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Eleanor Kate FLANAGAN 11 Nov 2022 10 Nov 2023
    Ms Olivia REGNIER 25 Oct 2022 24 Oct 2023
    Mr Francesco Versace 15 Mar 2022 14 Mar 2023
    Mr Hendrik NAHR 21 Feb 2020 31 Jan 2021
    Ms Eleanor Kate FLANAGAN 21 Feb 2019 29 Feb 2020
    Mr Hendrik NAHR 07 Sep 2019 06 Mar 2020
    Ms Olivia REGNIER 27 Jun 2019 26 Jun 2020
    Mr Hendrik NAHR 16 Feb 2019 14 Aug 2019
    Ms Olivia REGNIER 19 Jun 2018 18 Jun 2019
    Mr Manuel FERREIRA DOS SANTOS FRAGOSO MENDES 08 Jun 2018 21 Dec 2018
    Ms Eleanor Kate FLANAGAN 03 Jan 2018 19 Dec 2018
    Ms Olivia REGNIER 27 Jun 2017 16 Jun 2018
    Ms Marine Elgrichi 04 Nov 2016 02 Nov 2017

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Companies & groups

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    European Tech Alliance (EUTA)
    Digital Music Europe (DME)
    DOT Europe
    Amcham International
    Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE)

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    800,000€ - 899,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    NameAmount
    hill+knowlton strategies 100,000€ - 199,999€
    geradin partners 100,000€ - 199,999€
    covington & burling 50,000€ - 99,999€
    eu strategy 0€ - 10,000€
    burson cohn & wolfe 300,000€ - 399,999€
    clifford chance 10,000€ - 24,999€

    Intermediaries for current year

    Name
    hill+knowlton strategies
    burson cohn & wolfe
    eu strategy

    Closed year Costs

    800,000€ - 899,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    69 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 07 Sep 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Services Act and EMFA
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Commission
      • Věra Jourová (Vice-President)
    • Date 07 Sep 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Compliance with DSA and DMA
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Commission
      • Thierry Breton (Commissioner)
      • Filomena Chirico (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 Sep 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Issues within competition portfolio.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Commission
      • Michele Piergiovanni (Cabinet member)
      • Margrethe Vestager (Executive Vice-President)
    • Date 29 Jul 2022 Location conference call
      Subject European Media Freedom Act
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Commission
      • Marie Frenay (Cabinet member)
    • Date 14 Jul 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Preparation of the September meeting with CEO
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Commission
      • Filomena Chirico (Cabinet member)
    • Date 12 Nov 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject DSA/DMA
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Commission
      • Filomena Chirico (Cabinet member)
    • Date 28 Sep 2021 Location Online
      Subject Data Services Act
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Commission
      • Werner Stengg (Cabinet member)
    • Date 16 Jun 2021 Location Virtual
      Subject Digital levy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      Commission
      • Gints Freimanis (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 09 Feb 2021 Location Brussels (online)
      Subject DMA
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Commission
      • Penelope Papandropoulos (Cabinet member)
      • Michele Piergiovanni (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 25 Jan 2021 Location Brussels
      Subject Commission’s priorities for digital and industrial policy in 2021
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Commission
      • Michele Piergiovanni (Cabinet member)
      • Christiane Canenbley (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 12 Nov 2020 Location videoconference
      Subject Digital agenda
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Commission
      • Renate Nikolay (Cabinet member)
    • Date 28 Oct 2020 Location Virtual
      Subject DSA and DMA
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
      Portfolio Innovation and Youth
      Commission
      • Adrienn Kiraly (Cabinet member)
    • Date 23 Oct 2020 Location Videoconference
      Subject DSA
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Commission
      • Filomena Chirico (Cabinet member)
    • Date 18 Sep 2020 Location Brussels (WEBEX)
      Subject Digital Services Act, gatekeeper platforms regulation
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Ursula von der Leyen
      Portfolio President
      Commission
      • Anthony Whelan (Cabinet member)
    • Date 01 Jul 2020 Location Videoconference
      Subject DSA, gatekeepers regulation, content moderation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Commission
      • Thierry Breton (Commissioner)
      • Filomena Chirico (Cabinet member)
    • Date 17 Apr 2020 Location Videoconference
      Subject General presentation of the activities of the organisation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Didier Reynders
      Portfolio Justice
      Commission
      • Lucrezia Busa (Cabinet member)
    • Date 22 Jan 2020 Location Brusssels
      Subject Digital services act; platform policy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Commission
      • Werner Stengg (Cabinet member)
    • Date 08 Apr 2019 Location BERL
      Subject brief you on developments, our priorities for the next Commission, and inform you of an initiative that we are taking in view of the European elections
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Commission
      • Szabolcs Horvath (Cabinet member)
      • Adrienn Kiraly (Cabinet member)
    • Date 02 Apr 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject dossiers numériques et priorités
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
      Portfolio Digital Economy and Society
      Commission
      • Eric Peters (Cabinet member)
    • Date 18 Feb 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Women in Digital
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
      Portfolio Digital Economy and Society
      Commission
      • Andrea Almeida Cordero (Cabinet member)
    • Date 05 Feb 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject private lunch with Katarina Berg, Spotify's Chief Human Resources Officer
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Commission
      • Szabolcs Horvath (Cabinet member)
    • Date 17 Jan 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Copyright
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Commission
      • Stig Joergen Gren (Cabinet member)
      • Juhan Lepassaar (Cabinet member)
    • Date 17 Dec 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject DSM
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Commission
      • Christiane Canenbley (Cabinet member)
    • Date 17 Jul 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital single Market
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Commission
      • Szabolcs Horvath (Cabinet member)
    • Date 13 Jul 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject current EU policies / HR policy - diversity and inclusion
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Günther Oettinger
      Portfolio Budget &amp; Human Resources
      Commission
      • Michael Hager (Cabinet member)
    • Date 20 Mar 2018 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Digital Single Market
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Commission
      • Christiane Canenbley (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 20 Mar 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Platforms
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Commission
      • Stig Joergen Gren (Cabinet member)
    • Date 15 Mar 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject plateform-to-business et taxation du numérique
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
      Portfolio Digital Economy and Society
      Commission
      • Eric Peters (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 Mar 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Meeting to discuss digital taxation (also with representatives from Deezer and Volumental)
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Pierre Moscovici
      Portfolio Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs
      Commission
      • Pierre Moscovici (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 07 Mar 2018 Location Brussels/Belgium
      Subject Meeting to discuss digital taxation
      Commission
      • Stephen Quest (Director-General)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 09 Feb 2018 Location Brussels/Belgium
      Subject Exchange of views on digital taxation
      Commission
      • Stephen Quest (Director-General)
    • Date 02 Feb 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Single Market
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Commission
      • Szabolcs Horvath (Cabinet member)
    • Date 09 Jan 2018 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Regulation of digital markets and new deal for consumers
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
      Commission
      • Eduard Hulicius (Cabinet member)
      • Věra Jourová (Commissioner)
    • Date 09 Jan 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Platforms, startups, taxation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Commission
      • Andrus Ansip (Vice-President)
      • Maximilian Strotmann (Cabinet member)
    • Date 09 Jan 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Meeting to discuss Commission's digital taxation proposal
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Pierre Moscovici
      Portfolio Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs
      Commission
      • David Boublil (Cabinet member)
    • Date 09 Jan 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Taxation in the Digital Single Market
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Günther Oettinger
      Portfolio Budget &amp; Human Resources
      Commission
      • Günther Oettinger (Commissioner)
    • Date 09 Jan 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject DSM; platforms; European culture
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
      Portfolio Digital Economy and Society
      Commission
      • Mariya Gabriel (Commissioner)
    • Date 09 Jan 2018 Location Brussels/Belgium
      Subject Exchange of views on digital taxation
      Commission
      • Stephen Quest (Director-General)
    • Date 21 Nov 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject B2B relations with Platforms
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Commission
      • Filomena Chirico (Cabinet member)
    • Date 21 Nov 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Online platforms
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Commission
      • Nele Eichhorn (Cabinet member)
    • Date 20 Oct 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Single Market
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Commission
      • Szabolcs Horvath (Cabinet member)
    • Date 17 Oct 2017 Location BXL
      Subject DSM
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Günther Oettinger
      Portfolio Budget &amp; Human Resources
      Commission
      • Anna Herold (Cabinet member)
    • Date 17 Oct 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Platform to Business Initiative
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Commission
      • Stig Joergen Gren (Cabinet member)
      • Juhan Lepassaar (Cabinet member)
    • Date 17 Oct 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Platforms
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Commission
      • Juhan Lepassaar (Cabinet member)
      • Stig Joergen Gren (Cabinet member)
    • Date 16 Oct 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject platforms
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
      Portfolio Digital Economy and Society
      Commission
      • Eric Peters (Cabinet member)
    • Date 20 Sep 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Single Market
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Commission
      • Szabolcs Horvath (Cabinet member)
    • Date 11 Jul 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Single Market
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Commission
      • Szabolcs Horvath (Cabinet member)
    • Date 01 Jun 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject platforms, copyright, geoblocking
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Commission
      • Juhan Lepassaar (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 Apr 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject online platforms and geoblocking
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska
      Portfolio Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      Commission
      • Kaius Kristian Hedberg (Cabinet member)
    • Date 22 Feb 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Music streaming business model and obstacles to growth
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Commission
      • Filomena Chirico (Cabinet member)
    • Date 19 Jan 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Online platforms
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Commission
      • Stig Joergen Gren (Cabinet member)
    • Date 11 Jan 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Single Market
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Commission
      • Adrienn Kiraly (Cabinet member)
      • Szabolcs Horvath (Cabinet member)
    • Date 12 Jul 2016 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Copyright reform
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
      Commission
      • Renate Nikolay (Cabinet member)
      • Eduard Hulicius (Cabinet member)
    • Date 12 Jul 2016 Location BXL
      Subject DSM
      Commission
      • Anna Herold (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 Jun 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Platforms, geoblocking
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Commission
      • Kamila Kloc (Cabinet member)
      • Stig Joergen Gren (Cabinet member)
    • Date 26 May 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Single Market
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Commission
      • Szabolcs Horvath (Cabinet member)
    • Date 27 Apr 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Platforms
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Commission
      • Maximilian Strotmann (Cabinet member)
      • Andrus Ansip (Vice-President)
    • Date 27 Apr 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject DSM
      Commission
      • Günther Oettinger (Commissioner)
    • Date 26 Apr 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject 16:30 Ms Kristalina Georgieva receives Ms Ana Palacio, former Foreign Affairs Minister of Spain, and Mr Martin Lorentzon, Chairman of the Board & Co-Founder of Spotify.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Kristalina Georgieva
      Portfolio Budget &amp; Human Resources
      Commission
      • Kristalina Georgieva (Vice-President)
    • Date 09 Dec 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject DSM
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Commission
      • Stig Joergen Gren (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 09 Dec 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject DSM
      Commission
      • Michael Hager (Cabinet member)
      • Eric Mamer (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 18 Jun 2015 Location Riga
      Subject DSM
      Commission
      • Günther Oettinger (Commissioner)
    • Date 17 Jun 2015 Location Riga
      Subject DSM
      Commission
      • Robert Madelin (Director-General)
    • Date 21 Apr 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Copyright
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Commission
      • Stig Joergen Gren (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 19 Mar 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Single Market
      Commission
      • Michael Hager (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 19 Mar 2015 Location BERL
      Subject DSM
      Commission
      • Anna Herold (Cabinet member)
    • Date 18 Mar 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Music industry in the EU and US
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Commission
      • Miguel Ceballos Baron (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 18 Mar 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Digital Single Market and Consumer Protection files
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
      Commission
      • Simona Constantin (Cabinet member)
    • Date 17 Mar 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Digital Single Market
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Commission
      • Pauline Rouch (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
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