Spotify Stories January 5

Spotify abruptly loses its chief content executive ahead of planned IPO

In a seemingly abrupt move, Spotify’s chief content officer has today announced that he will be leaving the music streaming service just ahead of its IPO.

Spotify Stories January 4

Busy week for Spotify news. Just yesterday it was reported that the music streaming company privately filed plans to go public, and now Spotify has announced that it has hit 70 million total subscribers. For comparison, Apple Music which launched years later but has Apple’s backing last disclosed 30 million customers.

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Spotify Stories January 3

Spotify confidentially filed IPO documents with the SEC late last month, Axios reports, after months of speculation that the private company would soon be going public. Spotify’s direct listing approach is a shift from traditional initial public offering moves from other tech companies.

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Spotify Stories January 2

Spotify facing $1.6B lawsuit from Tom Petty, Neil Young’s publisher

A new report from Variety today shares that Spotify has been hit with a $1.6 billion lawsuit from the music publisher that represents Tom Petty, Neil Young, Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo and more.

Spotify Stories December 22, 2017

Amazon announced today that it is expanding multi-room music playback with Echo devices with support for Spotify. The feature was originally announced back in August, but with limited support from music streaming services…

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Spotify Stories December 13, 2017

Spotify and other digital companies are again accusing Apple of unfair tactics. As reported by the Financial Times, Spotify, Deezer, and other digital platforms are urging EU regulators to put new policies in place in order to help smaller companies compete with the likes of Apple and Amazon…

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