Spotify is looking to hire a senior engineer to work on upcoming technologies like Web3. As the next phase of the Internet, Web3 will be largely supported by blockchain technology. Spotify wants to experiment with the Web3 space, especially at a time when elements like its metaverse and NFTs are witnessing massive adoption and raking in billions from zealots. As of now, Spotify has not associated its brand with any elements of the Web3 space.
The appointee will be part of Spotify’s experimental growth team. One of the main areas of focus for the selected candidates will be working with Web3 components and planning the next big step for the music streaming giant.
“You’ll foster collaboration through product, insight, and design to uncover the next growth opportunity leveraging new technologies like Web3,” reads Spotify’s LinkedIn post.
Job listings require experience leading exploration and prototyping new products.
Statistics platform Statista claims that in the third quarter of 2021, around 381 million monthly active users (MAUs) worldwide streamed music or podcasts via Spotify.
Given that international music artists such as Travis Scott, Justin Bieber, Marshmello and Ariana Grande have recently performed in virtual worlds, it seems natural for Spotify to explore Web3 plans.
However, Spotify isn’t the only popular brand looking to foray into the Web3 space.
YouTube has begun looking for a program management director to develop and lead its Web3 strategy and integrate elements such as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and the metaverse into its platform used by more than 2 billion people worldwide.
Indian music label T-Series also recently announced its entry into the metaverse in partnership with Hungama Digital to create NFTs from a vast catalog of new and existing Bollywood content parented by T-Series.
Recently, Microsoft released a similar job listing. The software giant was looking for a business development director earlier this month – Cryptocurrency, and the application process was closed in three days.
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