Swedish music-streaming giant Spotify says it will cut 6% of its about 10,000 employees, citing a need to improve efficiency.

"In hindsight, I was too ambitious in investing ahead of our revenue growth," boss Daniel Ek wrote on the company's blog.

Spotify has never posted a full-year net profit, despite its popularity in the online music market. It follows last week's announcements of losses at Microsoft and Alphabet.

Alphabet, which owns Google, said it would shed 12,000 jobs, while Microsoft said up to 10,000 employees would lose their jobs.

"I take full accountability for the moves that got us here today," Mr Ek added. The company had said in October it would slow down hiring for the rest of the year and into 2023.

The company also said its chief content and advertising business officer, Dawn Ostroff, would depart as part of a broader reorganisation.

Spotify, which had about 9,800 full-time employees last year, said it expected to incur at least €35m (£30m) in severance-related charges.