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Spotify opts for an unusual way of going public

FOR seasoned bankers and starry-eyed entrepreneurs alike, doing an IPO, or initial public offering, is synonymous with the very idea of taking a firm public. No wonder, then, that the decision by Spotify, a music-streaming service, to opt for an unconventional alternative called a “direct listing” has prompted debate. Instead of paying investment banks hefty fees to arrange an IPO, ...

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The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan dead at 46: Music stars and celebrities react

Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of The Cranberries, died Monday at age 46.  (AP Photo/Bruno Bebert, File) Musicians paid tribute to The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan, who died suddenly at age 46. “Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time,” a statement on the Irish band’s Facebook page said. O’Riordan died in ...

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