Spotify’s New Headquarters in New York
Located in New York, Spotify is the world’s largest music streaming service. It’s a business that’s going from strength to strength. And, thanks to its new headquarters in New York, the company is poised for even more success. With a brand new headquarters that’s as stylish as it is functional, it’s clear that Spotify is ready to take on the world.
Office space is more of a college campus than an office
Located at 620 Avenue of the Americas in New York City, Spotify’s office space has been designed to feel more like a college campus than an office. The company recently relocated from its previous building at 620 Sixth Avenue, and will more than double its space.
The new office space includes many shared work spaces and quiet areas. There is a Wi-Fi connected rooftop garden and a Spiderman lounge. The building also includes research labs, squad rooms, and a library. Several elements of the office are designed to encourage collaboration.
Spotify’s design team chose a creative direction that emphasized “playful and dynamic” spaces. Hundreds of works of art were chosen, many of which were created by local artists. Some pieces use audio through speakers to create a visual representation of the music the company streams.
Aside from the office space itself, Spotify also invested in a cafe and recording studios. The company will also begin building its “workspace lab” to evaluate sustainability programs and furniture.
The company has also revamped its offices worldwide. Spotify recently opened nine new offices. Spotify’s US headquarters were redesigned with new signage, workspaces, and artwork. It has also refitted nine global offices.
The company also has offices in San Francisco, Sydney, and Stockholm. Spotify’s New York City office is one of the company’s most modern and agile workspaces.
The office space was designed with an emphasis on the company’s “global identity” in mind. The office will include more than one million square feet of space. Spotify will expand to another building at 4 World Trade Center in early 2018.
Spotify’s new office space includes a cafe, recording studios, a well-being room, and collaborative work spaces. The company also has a library, a research lab, a “squad room” with soft velvet furniture, and an abundance of plants.
Scandinavian design influences the core of the office
Using the Scandinavian design as the foundation of its New York City headquarters, Spotify has created an office that is modern, agile and comfortable. Its open floor plan incorporates many shared work spaces. Its rooftop garden offers opportunities for creative conversations. Its signature string wall allows developers to work efficiently.
The Swedish furniture company IKEA has a strong design tradition. During the 1970s and 80s, the company tried to market Scandinavian design abroad. But they had a difficult time selling high-quality furniture at affordable prices. In order to meet the challenge, they developed an organizational strategy and an attractive product line.
For example, IKEA boasts a line of standardized furniture and home furnishings at low prices. And its products serve as many people as possible.
The Swedish company is also the world’s largest music streaming company. It recently expanded to four World Trade Centers. And it has recently opened up a new office in the Flatiron District of Manhattan. This new office includes a Wi-Fi connected rooftop garden, as well as an open floor plan, a library, collaborative spaces and a Spiderman lounge. The company has also been known to hire flexible employees, such as part-time, and offer flexible benefits.
One of the most interesting aspects of Spotify’s New York City headquarters is its design. The company commissioned a mural from New York street artist FAUST. And, the office was designed by the architect, FOX Architects.
The most interesting aspect of the office is that it combines several design elements from its Stockholm headquarters. For instance, the open floor plan is complemented by a string wall, which is not actually plastered and painted, but created using a special material that is applied to the ceiling instead. It is also a rotating gallery for artists.
Meeting rooms on the 7th floor are music venues
Amongst the many features and amenities that make up Spotify’s HQs, the 7th floor boasts a recording studio. Aside from being home to some of the company’s best musicians, the studio is also the place to go to for a live band performance. As such, it’s not uncommon to see musicians like the Foo Fighters and Kings of Leon stomping the halls. Besides, the recording studio boasts a number of state-of-the-art instruments.
The 7th floor also abounds with a variety of well-appointed lounge and workstation spaces, including an artfully designed office suite featuring interactive art displays and a small selection of upscale restaurants and coffee shops. The building is also home to the company’s HQs office kitchen, complete with a top-notch kitchen staff, and an enviable pantry of the finest. The best part? It’s also a great place to work, thanks to Spotify’s slick organizational scheme.
The company has been in operation for more than 10 years, and is a juggernaut in the music business. As such, the company has amassed an impressive roster of A-list talent, including a handful of world-class engineers. It’s this sort of high-powered team that enables the company to keep up with the competition. As such, it’s not surprising that the company boasts some of the most prestigious employee perks, including flexible work schedules, a generous pension scheme, and a posh swag bag courtesy of the company’s generous compensation package. And with offices spanning Stockholm and New York City, it’s hard to beat the company’s amenities.
Employees can work from anywhere they like
Whether it’s at home, a co-working space, or an office, Spotify employees will be able to work from anywhere they want. Unlike previous generations, today’s workforce has the ability to choose where and when they work.
With an estimated 6,500 employees, Spotify’s Work From Anywhere program allows all staff to work remotely. This isn’t the first time that an employer has allowed employees to choose where they work, but the Swedish music streaming company has been a leader in the move.
After the work from anywhere policy was implemented, Spotify shortened the time it took to hire new employees. In fact, half of the new hires came from locations outside of Spotify’s main hubs. This allowed the company to expand its talent pool and retain more employees.
As part of the Work From Anywhere program, Spotify provides employees with co-working space memberships. Remote workers can use these locations, too, and conference rooms can also be used for virtual meetings.
As part of its new work model, Spotify announced that it will be hiring talented people across the world. Spotify’s new London headquarters would house hundreds of employees. The new HQ would also provide a collaborative experience and be home to the company’s largest R&D hub. The design of the new HQ would offer more flexibility than the staff’s homes.
Spotify has offices in 42 states, and will continue to expand. The company’s management team wants to become a fully distributed company by 2025.
Spotify is also working with researchers at the Stockholm School of Economics to study the impact of the work from anywhere policy. It will release the results of the study in two years.