Spotify has lavish worldwide offices across the globe. Here’s a peek inside these facilities bought with your $9.99 monthly subscription.
Over the last few years, the general public has become increasingly aware that musicians, songwriters, and artists aren’t getting paid what they’re worth. Campaigns that highlight that a Spotify stream is worth less than a penny have taken off to highlight the disparity.
Digital Music News is regularly updating how much streaming music sites pay their artists. Spotify regularly finds itself at the bottom of this list – the Walmart of music streaming services. But their worldwide offices don’t reflect that frugal nature with musicians. The Spotify Los Angeles campus is so big it can’t be housed in a single building.
Spotify’s massive offices across the world also present a challenge in a world where work from home is becoming more common. Spotify embraced work from home in February 2021, telling its employees they could strike a balance between office and work at home. “Work isn’t something you come to the office for; it’s something you do,” Spotify said in that blog post.
Part of that effort was renovating the various Spotify offices to feel more like a work-at-home environment. Sonya Simmonds oversaw the redesign of the spaces as the head of workplace design and build at Spotify.
“I don’t agree that the desk is dead,” Simmonds told Dezeen. “But I think we have to look at creating spaces that mirror the kind of feeling that we’ve got from home so we can choose where we work. We will be shuffling our offices around now based on what we’ve learned from home. We will be reconfiguring to get the best out of each building.”
Simmonds says the creation of cozy nooks where people can get work done while feeling at home is the primary objective of that shuffle.