by Cai Trefor Contributor | Photos by Press

Spotify advertise President of Playlists role with one canditate in mind

You need at least eight years experience running a highly-regarded nation

 

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Obama's time as level-headed outgoing President of The United States is coming to the end to be replaced by someone Frankie Boyle says has the "emotional range of a Power Rangers villain and the social skills of a teenage Minotaur." But there's an opportunity for him to stay president in a different way thanks to Spotify who've created a role for him.

Most people with an internet connection and an interest in music will have seen how celebrated Obama’s playlists became last year. His taste in music was consistently praised as he backed bands that make David Cameron's much lamer attempts of seeming relevant look embarrassing. He tipped Okkervil River (awesome!), Courtney Barnett,  Kendrick Lamar, Frankie Knuckles and many more.

The most recent headlines have seen Obama have a farewell bash
until 4am and the likes of Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney turn up. The term hipster Obama has been seen floating about a few times.

Meanwhile, Trump struggles to get a single a-list performer to his inauguration ceremoney because as John Legend put: "Creative people tend to reject bigotry and hate."

During all this Spotify have taken a huge shine to Obama and in a bid to keep him president of something have created a role especially for him called President of Playlists.

Job requirements include the ability to "provide world-class leadership to our playlist editors and supporting staff" and you need to be someone who as "at least eight years experience running a highly-regarded nation."

See the full job advert here

The idea was actually planted in Spotify CEO Daniel Ek's mind by Obama. When they met recently Obama said jokingly, "I'm still waiting for my job at Spotify... Cuz' I know y'all loved my playlist." Let’s hope this whimsical idea actually changes into something for real.

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