Spotify Wants President Obama To Come Work As ‘President Of Playlists’


In less than two weeks, Donald Trump will be the President of the United States and Barack Obama will be out of a job. So what’s President Obama going to do once he leaves the White House? Recently the Commander in Chief joked with Swedish ambassador Mark Brzezinski, exclaiming, “I’m still waiting for my job at Spotify.” Could you imagine? Well, a CEO of a certain streaming service certainly could.

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek wants President Obama to know he has a good chance at becoming “President of Playlists”:

Obama is no stranger to Spotify, sharing both his workout and summertime playlists this past year. And with choices including Nina Simone, Leon Bridges, Tower of Power and The Beach Boys, the Prez has proved that he knows a bit about all genres of music.

But if Obama doesn’t take the offer, who else will be qualified to be named “President of Playlists”? Let’s take a look at who the job posting is looking for:

  • Have at least eight years experience running a highly-regarded nation.
  • Familiar with the Spotify platform, with experience in programming playlists at a federal level. Anything from an eclectic summer playlist, to a celebratory, “I just found my birth certificate” playlist.
  • Have good relationships with a wide range of artists and musicians. Ever had Kendrick Lamar play at your birthday bash? We’d love to hear about it!
  • Can speak passionately about playlists at press events. Let us be clear, you should be nothing short of one of the greatest speakers of all time.
  • A keen attention to detail and consistency. Able to work closely with other departments, so playlists can hold up to public scrutiny.
  • Someone with good team spirit, excellent work ethic, a friendly and warm attitude, and a Nobel Peace Prize.

Well that’s just unfair.

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