We all pretty much know that Spotify is planning an IPO. First they secured a huge line of credit, then they bought their data provider.
Spotify’s recently-announced student discount is an attempt to pull in higher subscriber numbers. They also announced that Spotify apps will be coming to iOS in the near future, which suggests that the company is placing more focus on their mobile presence. Apps were previously only available on the desktop application.
Quartz has published information that suggests a Spotify IPO will take place in the very near future.
Spotify has been having informal discussion with investment banks, ones that would likely have a role in taking the music streaming service public.
Spotify declined to comment on the matter.
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