Spotify: Many Steamrollers, Few Nickels
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Can a software business work without software margins? Spotify is a great test case. The company sells subscriptions and offers an ad-supported free product, both of which can be nice, high-gross-margin businesses. Unfortunately for Spotify:
Their suppliers in the music business are all legally-protected monopolies.
Their biggest distribution channel, app…
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