Spotify has released custom playlists for each zodiac sign. The playlists are curated by astrologer Chani Nicholas and include a personalised horoscope. Each playlist will be updated as the stars shift and reveal new insights. Astrology is the ancient practice of finding meaning in the movements of the stars and planets. It’s been enjoying a surge in popularity lately, which means that asking someone about their sign isn’t unheard of. Everything from exercise to grocery shopping has been given the zodiac treatment, and it looks like music is next. Spotify has just released a batch of “Cosmic Playlists” that are specially crafted for each zodiac sign by guest astrologer, Chani Nicholas. The playlists are curated with songs that are meant to reflect the current astrological theme that each sign is likely dealing with. For example, signs that are about to experience a period of growth and change might find their playlists packed with high-energy tunes, … [Read more...] about Spotify released playlists for every zodiac sign and they change each month to reflect your horoscope
Jan 15, 12:35 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Evan Niu 01/15/19 AT 12:34 AM Spotify ( NYSE:SPOT) is preparing to enter the Indian market, after talking up the potential for nearly a year now. Ahead of the launch, the company has just inked a major licensing deal with T-Series, one of the most prominent music and film companies in the country. T-Series is known for producing Bollywood music soundtracks and is the largest record label in India. Spotify users will now have access to over 160,000 songs from T-Series' catalog.That's a huge and crucial step for Spotify as it eyes the world's second-most-populous country.Getting ready for launch Spotify has been slowly inking deals with Indian labels in order to beef up its library of local content, a critical piece of expanding into any new market. Outside of India, there are around 4 million users around the world that listen to Indian … [Read more...] about Spotify Scores Major Licensing Deal Ahead of India Launch
Slack may bypass the marquee IPO underwriters like Goldman Sachs and go directly to the market with its upcoming public offering. So says a new report from the Wall Street Journal. If Slack does so, it will be the second major company to use a direct listing after Spotify did last April on the New York Stock Exchange. The Spotify IPO was considered by most to be a success. The report says Slack is likely to hold its IPO in the second quarter of this year. The San Francisco-based company currently plans to use a direct listing, the WSJ report says, but it could also change its plans before the time comes. We reached out to Slack for comment and will update if we hear back. When traditional underwriters handle a big IPO, they line up big institutional investors ahead of time, and this helps establish the asking price for the stock when trading opens. A good deal of money is also made up front for the IPO-ing company. Slack can afford to go without that quick cash. The company … [Read more...] about Report: Slack is planning a direct IPO in 2019, like Spotify did last year
By Megan Henney Published January 11, 2019 IPOs FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print video The major IPOs expected in 2019 Constellation Research founder Ray Wang on the outlook for the IPO market and the boost to Netflix from 'Bird Box.' Slack is reportedly planning on skipping a traditional initial public offering (IPO) in favor of going public through a direct listing, according to The Wall Street Journal, potentially becoming the second-biggest tech company to do so. Continue Reading Below The company, which runs a popular workplace instant-messaging app, is expected to debut in the second quarter, according to the Journal, which cited people with knowledge of the subject. Although it expects to do so via a direct listing, its plans could change. MORE FROM FOXBUSINESS.COM.... UBER, SLACK IPOS MAY LEAD MARKET IN 2019 IPO HOLDUP: SEC CAN'T PROCESS APPLICATIONS DURING PARTIAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN In a direct … [Read more...] about Slack could become biggest direct public listing since Spotify
Slack is reportedly planning to use a rare direct listing to go public, potentially becoming the second big technology company after Spotify to bypass a traditional initial public offering. In a direct listing, a company foregoes the usual underwriting process, which involves lining up investors ahead of time and selling shares at a set price, and instead lets the open market play a greater role in setting the price. Slack, like Spotify, is perfectly positioned to effectively use a direct listing due to its unique combination of name-brand recognition and an already-massive private market valuation. But the direct listing route is a risky process, and is not built for every company. Slack is reportedly planning to use a rare direct listing when it enters the public market in the second quarter, following in the footsteps of Spotify which used the same technique last year. But what exactly does “direct listing” mean and why is Slack planning to do one? In order to … [Read more...] about Slack is reportedly following Spotify in going public through a direct listing. Here’s how a direct listing works.