Spotify had a wimpy market listing, and that's okay

Spotify had a wimpy market listing, and that's okay

The reference price is not an offering price for the shares, nor is it the opening public price for shares of the Swedish technology company. Analysts are anxious that will be more hard for Spotify to do because it is primarily negotiating for the same music streaming rights as Apple, Google and Amazon - companies that can afford to pay even more, if they want. Spotify's costs - including artist and record label fees - are greater than its revenue, although this gap is apparently narrowing, The Guardian notes. The company skipped the traditional initial public offering process in favor of a route rarely taken by large, established companies. Spotify shares climbed in the minutes after it began trading through a direct listing.

Other big holders of Spotify stock include the investing firms Tiger Global, TCV and the Chinese conglomerate Tencent (which is the only shareholder subject to a unique lock-up arrangement.) Each of those control between 5 percent and 10 percent of the stock.

In comparison, when Snap Inc, the parent company of Snapchat, went public in an IPO previous year, it paid almost $100m to its team of underwriters.

A New York Times article confirmed that the first day of trading was a success and Spotify finished with a valuation of $26.5 billion. "Spotify has been a driving force in the turnaround of the US recorded music industry over the past few years".

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Spotify has helped change the way much of the world listens to music by popularizing streaming - unlimited, on-demand songs online.

Spotify's drop was a prime example of the general selloff gripping Wall Street, market analyst Neil Wilson said: "The Dow traded more than 400 points lower on the open but was down 600 points at one stage on the futures earlier in the day".

He expected more companies to follow Spotify's strategy in the future, taking their time to list on the market. "Normally, companies spend their day doing interviews on the trading floor touting why their stock is a good investment", Mr. Ek said in a statement Monday. The position makes Coleman's firm the fourth-largest holder of Spotify, following co-founders Martin Lorentzon and Daniel Ek and Tencent Holdings, filings show.

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