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A Spotify Resume

A Spotify Resume

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Spotify has been in the news lately for hiring a second CFO, the latest in a string of high-profile executives brought in to address the company’s financial woes. It was announced that head of sales Jonathan Phaneuf would be leaving. What’s more, Spotify’s global head of artist relations and promotion, Benji Rogers, announced his resignation. In an interview, Rogers cited the lack of appealing creative opportunities for artists as his reason for leaving.

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This is absolute key. Sometimes I hear people saying that “you have to know someone at Spotify to be able to land a job there”. This is false. While we do appreciate when Spotifiers share jobs to their networks and recommend great people, referrals have to go through the same recruitment process as other applicants. Once you are in the process, everyone is assessed the same way.

At the top of the home screen, right by that grid of recommendations, is a new "history" button. As you might expect, it'll show you up to three months of your listening history, both in music and podcasts. It'll show individual tracks and podcast episodes as well as the album, playlist or show that they originated from. Historically, it hasn't been terribly easy to find what you've been listening to recently on Spotify, so this should be a welcome feature — especially if you found some songs you liked off a playlist but didn't remember to save them to your library. (Source: www.engadget.com)

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Lastly, premium Spotify users will get recommendation cards for artists they follow. Spotify says this new area is "personalized, timely, and reactive to your taste," but what exactly that means for these recommendations remains to be seen. In the images Spotify shared, the card looks like it is highlighting new music from a specific artist, but it's not clear if it'll only surface music from artists you follow or if it'll recommend things outside of your favorites.

At the top of the home screen, right by that grid of recommendations, is a new "history" button. As you might expect, it'll show you up to three months of your listening history, both in music and podcasts. It'll show individual tracks and podcast episodes as well as the album, playlist or show that they originated from. Historically, it hasn't been terribly easy to find what you've been listening to recently on Spotify, so this should be a welcome feature — especially if you found some songs you liked off a playlist but didn't remember to save them to your library. (Source: www.engadget.com)

 

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