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Spotify's official debut market value has reached just under $30bn

Spotify's official debut market value has reached just under $30bn

The shares will simply float on the New York Stock Exchange, with no banks to mop up any excess stock, no-one to set the share price via the underwriting process and no-one to allocate shares to investors. He was born and raised in Stockholm, where he founded Spotify in 2006. That means the company's first public share price, the open price, was set based purely on supply from existing shareholders wanting to sell stock and demand for those shares.

He noted that Spotify has been able to hold its own, maintaining 36 per cent of the subscriber market despite the onslaught of Apple.

Services such as Apple Music or Amazon Music Unlimited, even though trailing after Spotify in terms of numbers of subscribers, do not have to worry about staying commercially viable.

Tomorrow, Spotify becomes a listed public company on the New York Stock Exchange.

Spotify's debut came on the heels of a steep U.S. equity selloff led by tech stocks, although the market had found firmer footing at midday on Tuesday.

Spotify Technology managed to record the largest direct listing in the history, receiving market valuation of 30 billion Dollars.

Fellow streaming and media giant Netflix may provide a roadmap for Spotify's future stock performance, according to one analyst. Revenue of $5 billion past year was up 39% from 2016.

That means the $97.30 gain is exclusively to Sony, and was calculated after the company made royalty payments to artists and indie labels.

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In the case of Spotify, it has opted for a so-called "direct listing".

But Spotify faces rising competition, most notably from Apple, which launched its own service in 2015 to seize a slice of the booming streaming market.

Spotify's IPO made for an exciting day on Wall Street.

Normally, companies ring bells.

"Our focus isn't on the initial splash", he added.

'Like many tech companies Spotify comes with an exciting growth story and a few hazard signs too. Spotify now has a higher market value than Snapchat owner Snap Inc, which went public a year ago.

Around 30 million shares in the world's largest music streaming service, which has more than 140m active users, were traded on opening day.