CEO Daniel Ek talks about Spotify’s content policy, its direct-listing IPO, and removing R. Kelly’s music from its playlists, at Code Conference (Andrew Wallenstein/Variety)

Andrew Wallenstein / Variety: CEO Daniel Ek talks about Spotify’s content policy, its direct-listing IPO, and removing R. Kelly’s music from its playlists, at Code

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Profile of Spotify’s CFO Barry McCarthy as the company prepares for its unusual direct listing on NYSE this Tuesday (Theodore Schleifer/Recode)

Theodore Schleifer / Recode: Profile of Spotify’s CFO Barry McCarthy as the company prepares for its unusual direct listing on NYSE this Tuesday  —  Spotify’s

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About 2M Spotify users, or 2.3% of users of its free service, are avoiding ads via modified apps or accounts, according to Spotify’s IPO filing (Chaim Gartenberg/The Verge)

Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge: About 2M Spotify users, or 2.3% of users of its free service, are avoiding ads via modified apps or accounts,

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Tencent Music Entertainment, Spotify’s strategic partner in China, is valued at $12B+, according to Spotify’s valuation of its 9% stake in TME, disclosed to SEC (Jon Russell/TechCrunch)

Jon Russell / TechCrunch: Tencent Music Entertainment, Spotify’s strategic partner in China, is valued at $ 12B+, according to Spotify’s valuation of its 9% stake

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