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Grammy winner T-Pain was shocked by Spotify’s offices
It’s one thing to see photographs of the Grand Canyon. But until you’ve actually been there, it’s impossible to understand its size. When T-Pain – he of Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin’) fame visited the Spotify offices recently, he experienced a similar revelation.
“He was shocked,” Howard Smith, Spotify’s Tech Recruiting Manager told us. “He said he was expecting to see five people hanging around some small office.”
Instead, Spotify’s New York office employs 140 people one door down from the Apple Store in the Meatpacking District. “Even though we are a big company,” Smith said, “we work in very small teams, so it still feels a lot like a startup.”
As impressive as Spotify’s US business is, their popularity in Stockholm, home of the company’s global HQ, is at another level. “We’re on billboards and TV commercials,” Smith said. “I got into a club one time by flashing my Spotify business card.”
Now go forth (and drank responsibly).
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