Spotify’s Business Model Isn’t Sustainable — It Should Try This Instead

Amanda Claypool
8 min readMar 28, 2024
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Back in December, I wrote a viral article about Spotify’s recent round of layoffs. I think this particular piece resonated with readers because it highlights the fragility of subscription business models. Workers employed by subscription-based companies are exposed to cost-cutting efforts when a company reaches a limit to its own growth.

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Amanda Claypool

I’m a writer & strategy consultant musing about the future of the world as it’s unfolding. Stay ahead of the curve: https://amandaclaypool.ck.page/reading-list