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Two Music Companies Named To Linkedin 50 Best Workplaces

image from celebrityaccess.comTwo music companies were named to the 2018 LinkedIn Top Companies which represent where professionals most want to work in the U.S. based on the actions of LinkedIn’s 546 million users.

Amazon,  Google parent Alphabet and Facebook (prior to this week's data scandal), were the top three place to work in the  2018 LinkedIn Top Companies ranking. 

Two music companies made the Top 50.

#11 Spotify

Spotify new"Spotify continues to lead the music streaming pack with more than159 million active users and 71 million subscribers, well ahead of Apple Music’s 36 million subscribers (its closest competitor). It’s cranking things to 11 this year. The company dropped strong hints that it will start producing its own hardware, and plans to go public in the U.S. this April. Spotify has been staffing up to keep up with this growth, recruiting heavily for engineering, information technology and design roles, according to LinkedIn data.

Global headcount: 2,960

Spotify offers employees six months of paid parental leave, one month of flexible work for returning parents and foots the bill for egg
freezing and fertility assistance

#27 Live Nation

Livenation"Entertainment juggernaut Live Nation bills itself as the largest producer of live music concerts, covering everything from promotion and ticketing to the splashy brand sponsorships that light up the arena around your favorite performers. The company offers a range of jobs, from security guards and ushers in concert venues to behind-the-scenes gigs for software engineers and brand marketers (molding the image of the House of Blues, for one).

Global headcount: over 10,000 full-time employees

Live Nation is one of the just 3% of companies in the U.S. offering student debt assistance. The company matches employees’ student loan contributions up to $1,200 a year, maxing out at $6,000. Live Nation’s head of HR told USA Today that perks like this matter more than “cool stuff” like free food: “We want to make sure we’re doing things that are substantive.”

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