While meeting recently with Sweden’s outgoing ambassador, President Barack Obama joked about a potential gig at Spotify once his term ends next week. “I’m still waiting for my job at Spotify… Cuz’ I know y’all loved my playlist,” the hipster president allegedly said. Now, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek has pounced the opportunity for free press by encouraging Obama to apply for a recently created President of Playlists position.
“I heard you were interested in a role at Spotify,” Ek tweeted. “Have you seen this one?” It’s obvious the listing is tongue-in-cheek, as it asks for “at least eight years experience running a highly-regarded nation” and experience with programming playlists at a “federal level,” but it’s all in good fun.
And to be fair, Obama has shown a knack for curating playlists. He shared an epic two-part summer playlist last year, followed by a gym playlist last fall. Plus, as the job listing points out, he has good relationships with a wide range of artists and musicians. Jay Z, Beyoncé, and Kendrick Lamar were all at his 55th birthday party, and Bruce Springsteen, Chance the Rapper, The Roots, Solange, and more are all rumored to have performed at this past weekend’s going away bash.
Tonight President Obama invited all of the Ambassadors he personally chose to an intimate reception at the White House. I finally got the chance to thank him for the life-changing appointment to Sweden. He said word for word: "I loved visiting you in Stockholm, it was my favorite trip. I plan to go back there really soon." I told him I have the perfect opportunity for him to come visit and he told me "to send him the details on Brilliant Minds." He also declared– "I'm still waiting for my job at Spotify… Cuz' I know y'all loved my playlist." I am still swooning. 😂😂😍🌟🌟 @barackobama @whitehouse ❤️. @symposiumsthlm So proud of Mark for serving this historic President with all his heart!! 🙏🏻🇺🇸