Maureen Farrell, Reporter at The Wall Street Journal, discusses Spotify's non-traditional approach to going public. The company will do a direct listing where three major banks will split a mere $30 million. Farrell talks about the pros and cons of filing this way. Even though banks lose money with a filing like this, it gives more transparency to employees and investors when buying and selling shares of the company. Farrell also talks about the unprecedented nature of such a filing, noting that there are concerns about whether the direct listing will go smoothly. If the listing goes well, will other tech companies follow suit?

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