Last week, it was reported that Spotify’s chief economist Will Page is leaving the company this summer. “A contributing factor in Page’s exit from Spotify is that he has been offered a book deal. He will be writing a consumer-facing title which explains and examines disruption in various industries,” reported MBW.
Page joined Spotify from collecting society PRS for Music in 2012, and has always been based in the streaming service’s London office. It seems his replacement will be based across the Atlantic, judging by a job advertisement that has just gone live on Spotify’s recruitment site. It’s looking for a chief economist based in New York.
“Are you a creative thinker who can combine a strong economic toolbox with a desire to learn from others, and who knows how to execute and deliver on big ideas?” it asks. “You would be working across the content teams and with many other related departments, providing economics, statistical and policy support that enable evidence-based decision making to help Spotify achieve its stated goal.” It’s the latest (and admittedly not-that-surprising) evidence of Spotify’s centre of corporate gravity having moved to New York.