To celebrate Facebook ans Spotify’s partnership officially announced at F8 last Thursday, Sean Parker hosted an exclusive after party entitled “A Celebration of Music” in a San Francisco warehouse, inviting an invite-only audience of a couple hundred tech and music industry insiders.
Aswell as live performances by the Killers, Snoop Dogg, Janes Addiction and Kaskade the event included a panel discussion including Eminem manager Paul Rosenberg, Bruno Mars manager Brandon Creed, producer Ray Romulus. The exclusive party concluded a big day for Spotify, coming as it did after the Facebook developers conference f8, where founder Mark Zuckerberg announced a partnership with Spotify as well as with other music companies, including Rdio and Mog.
Facebook’s Zuckerberg reportedly hung out with Snoop Dogg and Parker for the night.
At one stage in the evening Janes Addiction frontman asked the crowd if making money was the most important thing in life. When several cheered, he shouted “No! It’s about having fun!” Then he pounded some champagne with Parker.
The Killers opened with a more subdued acoustic set that included “When We Were Young” and a special cover, of Otis Redding’s classic “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay”.
Amid the opulent cocktails, sushi, lobster, crab and roast pork that had some guests whispering “tech bubble 2.0, hmmmm I’m going to keep my opinions to myself on that one but I am sure than Spotify is a good thing for the music industry so here’s a hip hip horahhhh to their success to date.
Sean Parker Video Q&A @ Spotify f8 Party