Here at Spotify, we like to think of ourselves as a band
Ok, sure, we don’t look a lot like that group you put together in high school that could only play one Led Zeppelin song, but we still think the comparison fits.
Like a band, we’re dependent on each other to create the best audio experience. Like a band, we need to be in sync. And like any successful band, we have a set of rules, a band manifesto, that keeps us focused on where we want to go and guides how we get there.
This is that manifesto. It explains our mission, our beliefs, our culture, our values, and everything else in between. Pretty much the only thing it won’t teach you is how to play a new Led Zeppelin song – that’s just something you’re going to have to learn on your own.
Spotify is a purpose-driven company, using our strong values and beliefs to guide us in our strategies as well as our everyday decisions. Our mission is simple:
To unlock the potential of human creativity by giving a million creators the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the opportunity to enjoy and be inspired by it.
How do we get there?
By believing in our talented band members, giving them the support and autonomy they need to create. (And lots of cold brew.) If you join the band, there are five values with which you’ll quickly become familiar as they form the foundation of Spotify culture. If these values align with your own, if they sound like the kind of people you want to be surrounded by, then come and help us shape the future of Spotify.
For us, these are more than just words on a page — these principles guide each decision we make, serving as the path we’ll follow to achieve our goals and mission. These values help us build trust with our users, creators, advertisers, partners, and even amongst ourselves. They ensure that we are the same company that stands for the same things no matter our audience.
1 of 5
Making some noise
The Spotify rhythm
As long as we’re always making grounded and informed decisions, we shouldn’t be afraid to make a bet. Because here, getting ideas out into the world take precedence.
Dream big, act fast
The beat goes on
Joining the band
We don’t believe in up or out. We don’t believe in rest and vest. We want to give you the opportunity to grow with us. Neither your career nor Spotify is a sprint –they’re both marathons.
The best people in their field may not be the best people for our band. We put an emphasis on finding the right people every time, rather than just recruiting the rock stars. In our hiring process, we look for three essential factors: adaptability, ability, and drive. We’ve discovered that great performances come from the right people, all working collaboratively toward a shared goal. As a team, we are our mission.
Who you are
Playing in sync
We believe in an inclusive culture where everyone feels empowered to do their best work, where everyone feels like they belong.
Leading the band
"We have no patience for entitled egos"
Daniel Ek, CEO
are innovative, sincere, passionate, collaborative and playful.
is informed and influenced by every member of the Spotify Band.
is our constant.
is our mantra.
Audio is global
and Spotify should be too.
Ideas drive us
"Welcome to controlled chaos."
Katarina Berg, Chief HR Officer