My Beat: Alia Rose Connor

Meet some of our busy engineers, product managers and technical team members – who are working from home at the moment, but still have plenty of big projects in the pipeline. Alia works as an Agile Coach Manager in our New York office. But right now, she’s 150km away – working from her house in […]


How We Use Backstage at Spotify

Backstage is Spotify’s homegrown developer portal. We’ve been using it internally for years, but only recently released the open source version. You can read more about what Backstage does, and our plans for its future, in our previous post, “What the heck is Backstage anyway?” But this post is going to be less telling and […]


My Beat: Ann Clifton

Meet some of our busy engineers, product managers and technical team members – who are working from home at the moment, but still have plenty of big projects in the pipeline. Ann is a Senior Research Scientist and has worked in our New York office for just over a year. She spoke to us from […]




My Beat: Stefan Ålund

Meet some of our busy engineers, product managers and technical team members – who are working from home at the moment, but still have plenty of big projects in the pipeline. Stefan works as a Senior Product Manager in our Stockholm office. But at the moment, he – like much of the world – is […]


Spotify’s New Podcast API: From Design to Launch

This week, we launched our podcasts API. This means that our new API is now open to third-party developers! Third-party apps can now connect to Spotify and manage a user’s podcast library, search our podcast catalog, or fetch detailed information about podcast shows and episodes. We’re excited to see the apps and mashups that developers […]


My Beat: Tony Jebara

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My Beat is a blog series that turns the spotlight towards technical employees across various disciplines and roles to showcase what a typical day as a Spotifier consists of. Tony joined Spotify New York last summer as VP of Engineering and Head of Machine Learning. Here, he talks us through his busy working days and […]


What the Heck is Backstage Anyway?

Yesterday, we released the open source version of Backstage, our homegrown developer portal. And we learned a thing or two via the feedback we received. So, I wanted to take this opportunity to further explain what we’re trying to do with Backstage — and more importantly, what we want to give to the greater engineering […]