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With A U.S. IPO, Tencent Will Become The Next Big Streaming Service In North America

Tencent Music on the Music 3.0 blog

There have been multiple reports that Chinese streaming service Tencent Music is getting set to file for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) very soon. An even bigger story is the pegged valuation is in the neighborhood of $25 billion, which would make it the 4th largest U.S. listed tech stock ever, just a little behind […]

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Why Spotify’s Investors Seem To Have Little Confidence In Its Future

Spotify investor on Music 3.0 blog

Spotify’s direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange is coming on April 3rd and there’s already been plenty written about this unusual tactic. Much of the reasoning for the move coming from the company seems to circle around the fact that underwriting a traditional IPO costs too much, so there will be considerable savings by avoiding […]

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Spotify Needs To Follow Apple’s Example To Survive

Spotify Direct Listing

Spotify just bounded over it’s last major roadblock to going public with its new licensing agreement with Warner Music, and now it’s final hurdle is convincing the SEC that its direct listing is on the up and up. This means that the company looks to meet its goal of being listed on the New York […]

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Spotify’s Acquisition Of SoundCloud Look Like It’s Off


It looks like all of those rumors about Spotify buying SoundCloud have turned into nothing more than words on paper. Word is now out that any hopes of a deal between the two companies has been squashed, although months of talks almost lead to a deal. Why? Although it hasn’t been officially announced, Spotify is […]

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