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Daniel Ek

CEO, Cofounder, Spotify

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When it launched in the U.S. in 2011, Swedish-born Daniel Ek's Spotify was available in six countries. Now it's in 55, and boasts 24 million active users and 6 million paying subscribers. It's paid out more than $1 billion in revenue to rights holders of the 20 million or so songs available through the streaming service.

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Welcome to the NYSE, SPOT! Music streamer Spotify tunes up for its first day of trading

It’s time to start the music, it’s time to light the lights, it’s time to get things started, because Spotify just took its biggest stage yet: the New York Stock Exchange. Intent on shaking things up from the start, the music streaming service skipped the bell ringing and initial public offering, and instead launched a direct … Continue reading “Welcome to the NYSE, SPOT! Music streamer Spotify tunes up for its first day of trading”

Welcome to the NYSE, SPOT! Music streamer Spotify tunes up for its first day of trading
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Spotify IPO: Here’s why Daniel Ek needs you to spend more time listening

Spotify users streamed 40.3 billion hours of content last year, up from 26.7 billion the year prior. But the bulk of that growth stems from Spotify’s overall user growth, the company says. Going forward, as Spotify nears saturation in major markets—the Stockholm-based company owns 95% of the streaming market in Sweden, for example—its challenge will … Continue reading “Spotify IPO: Here’s why Daniel Ek needs you to spend more time listening”

Spotify IPO: Here’s why Daniel Ek needs you to spend more time listening
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