SAN FRANCISCO (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Sean Parker threw one heck of an afterparty following Facebook's 'F8' announcement where the company revealed that they were integrating with a number of music streaming media services including Spotify.
According to San Francisco Business Times, Parker's hastily organized, but lavish party featured a lineup of major performing artists, including The Killers, Snoop Dogg, Jane's Addiction, Crystal Castles and Kaskade.
Parker likely had reason to celebrate, as he is a significant investor, in Spotify, and sits on the company's board.
Parker first made his bones in the dot-com world as a major figure in the early days of the first incarnation of file sharing service Napster. Parker then founded an early effort at social networking known as Plaxo, which integrated with Microsoft Outlook.
In 2004, Parker signed on as a consultant with Facebook, eventually becoming the company's president, receiving 7% of the company's stock. He was forced out however, in 2005, after police raided a beach house rented in Parker's name and discovered cocaine on the premesis. Prosecutors later dropped the charges due to a lack of evidence, but Facebook investors still forced Parker out.
Parker is also rumored to be a potential partner with investor Ron Burkle in a bid for EMI, though at present, there is no official word that they've submitted a bid and the October 4th deadline is fast approaching. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers