Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Sweden, other locations
Information / Communication
Publishing Of Information; Production And Programming Of Audiovisual
Programming And Broadcasting Activities
60 - Programming And Broadcasting Activities

1,500 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
4 December 2023
Employment effect (start)
4 December 2023
Foreseen end date


Spotify, the Swedish music streaming company, has announced plans to lay off about 1,500 employees from its global workforce. In Sweden, the programme will affect 240 positions.

The cuts are part of a cost-saving programme to avoid further drops in Spotify's share market value as growth goals are not being met coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2023, the company previously cut about 6% of its workforce in January and another 2% in June.

Founded in 2006, Spotify is one of the largest music streaming service provider, with a total availability in 184 markets. The company employs more than 9,000 people worldwide. Its offices are located in Sweden, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Finland, France, India, Israel, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The previous global restructuring event has been recorded in the ERM events database Spotify-2023-WO.



Eurofound (2023), Spotify, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 200594, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/200594.