Joining Twitter, ten other tech companies, a Coi spinoff, a clothing designer and a gastropub, Swedish music streaming company Spotify will move its headquarters to MidMarket in the Warfield Building.
"Spotify is innovating how we listen to music, and I am thrilled to welcome them as the eleventh technology company to choose a Central Market location," said San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee said in a press release. "And I am just as thrilled that the new employers arriving on Market Street are being joined by vibrant new small businesses and arts establishments that will be our long-term partners as we revitalize the Central Market and Tenderloin."
And Spotify is equally excited about changing MidMarket as well. Spotify VP of Strategic Partnerships Tom Hsieh beams, "Spotify is both a technology and a music company so the Central Market location and association with the Warfield theater were a perfect fit for us ... We are proud to be a part of the City’s plan to revitalize and reinvigorate this historic section of San Francisco."
Spotify will join other small businesses that just opened on Taylor Street including the Center for New Music and WeWork. This will, ideally, "fill vacancies, stimulate development and create sustainable arts facilities in the Tenderloin."
Launched in October 2008, Spotify has an estimated 20 million users with around 800 employees worldwide. They currently call an office on Fremont Street in South of Market home, but, according to SFGate, will move "into the Warfield building by mid-July."