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Music Streaming Firm Spotify To Cut 6% Of Its Workforce

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Sweden-based Spotify has seen advertisers pull back on spending.

Music streaming firm Spotify Technology SA plans to cut 6% of its workforce, the company said on Monday, a move that will add to a glut of layoffs in the technology sector as companies prepare for a possible recession.

Tech companies are facing a demand downturn after two years of pandemic-driven growth during which they had hired aggressively. That has led the likes of Meta Platforms Inc to Microsoft Corp to shed thousands of jobs.

Sweden-based Spotify has seen advertisers pull back on spending, mirroring a trend seen at Meta and Google parent Alphabet Inc, as rapid interest rate hikes and the fallout from the Russia-Ukraine war pressure the economy.

Spotify said it will incur about 35 million euros ($38.06 million) to 45 million euros in severance-related charges.

The company said its chief content and advertising business officer Dawn Ostroff will also depart.

Spotify had about 9,800 full-time employees, as of September 30.

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