Interview: Spotify’s Ken Parks on Artist Holdouts, Apps, the Car, and the Future | Music business |

" caught up with Spotify’s chief content officer and managing director of North America Ken Parks at the Austin Convention Center during SXSW 2012 to hear his latest thoughts about the artists and labels who refuse to license their music to Spotify; the company’s burgeoning app ecosystem; and the possibility of an open API for cars that would help put music apps in more dashboards. Spotify launched in Germany today, bringing its total number of supported countries to 13."