If streaming is the future, then Spotify is the company spending hundreds of millions to own that future. At present, Spotify has at least 18 different offices sprinkled throughout the globe, which doesn’t include this swanky spot in San Francisco.
The company just signed a lease for three entire floors above the historic Warfield Theatre, for a total of 35,000 square feet. “Spotify is innovating how we listen to music, and I am thrilled to welcome them as the 11th technology company to choose a central Market location,” San Francisco mayor Ed Lee stated.
The location moves the Spotify San Francisco team from a smaller, South of Market (SoMA) spot. The Warfield obviously fits, though part of the motivation for Spotify was a payroll tax benefit specific to the area. And, talk about perks: the 988 Market Street spot is easily accessible by multiple forms of transportation, and the Warfield awaits every employee and executive at night.
Meanwhile, Spotify is hiring like crazy, though most of the US-based positions are for New York. Earlier, Spotify was rumored to be closing on a pricey penthouse office on Sixth Avenue, though the company remains at 76 Ninth Ave for the time being.
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