Every day is mental health day

2020 has undoubtedly been a year unlike any other – as the coronavirus pandemic has brought unparalleled stress and forced people around the world to adjust their lifestyles and routines, there has been a strong and growing spotlight on mental health. Yesterday, at Spotify, we acknowledged World Mental Health Day. We used the occasion to […]


The Swedish Model In the New World

The Swedish model was a political system that emerged in the 1930s born as a compromise between the capitalists’ interests in economic growth and profitability, and the social liberals’ efforts for social policy equalisation. This foundation of compromise evolved into the idea of ’the people’s home’ – a kind of unwritten social contract with ideological […]


Don’t Lose Track of Your Contribution As Behaviourists

A litmus test The CV-19 pandemic has been a litmus test of company culture. If you got your response right, you’ll most likely have found that it’s reaffirmed that your cultural foundation is good, and simultaneously given you opportunities to make useful changes and accelerate new ideas.  Our culture at Spotify is built on controlled […]


Virtual interns with real impact

We all know the limitations that the Global Covid-19 pandemic has had on various HR practices at companies around the world and initiatives from our Campus Recruitment efforts are no different. In March we started thinking about the implications for our Summer Internship program, when 150 hopeful interns would join the band, in anticipation of […]


Culture as a strategy to navigate our new reality

The recent crises have changed life for all of us and it’s undeniable that the world is currently operating in a different and new context. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with negativity and anxiety, so as part of a fast-changing organisation it’s important to stay future-facing and think about how to best adapt to this […]




Leading the Band

It started with our Leadership Criteria Back in the day, when we were still less than 1000 employees, we decided to create our Manager SLA, our service level agreement, defining what a great people manager is at Spotify.  We wanted to do it the way we usually do things around here. In collaboration and with […]


Audio is global

Over the years, we’ve made it our thing to be the best at getting better. We embrace the controlled chaos needed to see opportunities and adapt to a new beat. And we’ll keep on dancing to that beat too. If you’ve ever been fortunate enough to become a parent to two children, you’ve most likely […]


Joining the Band

Ideas drive us, not bureaucracy Typical corporate career paths with ladders, hierarchies, and bureaucracy? You have heard us soundboard this before in our blog – bureaucracy and hierarchy is just not our way. We don’t believe in up or out. We don’t believe in rest and vest. We want to give you the opportunity to […]