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Spotify Paying $1.38 Million a Month In Rent for Its New Stockholm Offices

Spotify Paying $1.38 Million a Month In Rent for Its New Stockholm Offices

 Spotify continues its pattern of lavish spending, worrying investors ahead of their IPO.

Spotify continues its pattern of lavish spending, worrying investors ahead of their IPO.

According to a new report, Spotify has just moved into its new headquarters.  The office is located at Urban Escape, a recently-restored city block in central Stockholm.

According to Swedish real estate news website Fastighetsvärlden (FV), the move “happened this Monday.”  The website called it “the worst kept secret in Stockholm real estate.”

Spotify’s clearly spending a ton of money on luxurious offices.  But why hasn’t the company focused on making a profit?

FV said that the office’s square meter price of 7,000 SEK ($823) would “add up to annual rent costs of some $16.5 million for the streaming giant.” With an estimated surface space of “about 20,000 square meters,” Spotify would pay around $1.4 million a month in rent.  The company has previously rented offices in New York, San Francisco, Boston, and Gothenburg.

The move to Urban Escape, however, represents another expensive investment for the company.

Earlier this year, Spotify spent more than $566 million on a 17-year lease in Manhattan, with almost $31 million in upfront payments required.  The pricey rent comes alongside major label guarantees of over $2.34 billion over the next two years.  The streaming platform has now locked down long-term royalty deals with all three major labels.

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