Spotify is "seriously considering" an unusual public listing of its shares, rather than a traditional IPO in which shares are sold to the public, sources told CNBC on Thursday.
Earlier, the Wall Street Journal reported that the music streaming service is considering a direct listing, in which the company would simply register its shares on a public exchange and let them trade freely.
The company will also no longer raise new money from
If Spotify's direct listing is successful, it could set the stage for other high-value tech companies to follow a similar path.
— CNBC's Leslie Picker contributed to this report