Backstage Intro: Meet Tim






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Hey everyone, we have some exciting news for you all! We decided to bring back the good old Backstage Intros. Let's get right to it!


Hey @ItsPugle! Tell us something about yourself.

Hey! My name is Tim, I'm from Brisbane, Australia. I'm a single-child, the only one in my extended family. All my uncles and aunts had more than one child, then my parents were like "Yeah no." There are some times when I think it'd be nice to have a sibling, but then I remember that they can be annoying hahaha.

Where did your username come from? Is it because pugs are your favorite dogs?

Haha no. It's a spin-off of the main character in one of my favourite books, "Looking for Alaska".


So, what kind of music are you into?

A weird mix! It's a kind of fusion between acoustic, folk, a tiny bit of classical, and a very small bit of pop.


Do you have a Playlist where you have all these genres mixed together?

I actually don't right now! I mainly just use my Saved Songs, then use playlists for mood tunes: soft acoustic Korean for studying etc.


What's your favourite in-app feature?

Spotify's new Storyline feature! It's really great to get the stories behind tunes. I also like Playlist Folders, I started using Spotify in 2015 so I have a lot of Playlists and it's really good to be able to sort them.


Tell us Tim, do you have any hobbies?

Well, being a Spotify Rock Star is one! Other than that, I also develop websites, sing in a choir, and volunteer at a few different charity events. I also like to listen to my favorite playlist at the moment: 


That's pretty impressive! You're only 16, how did you get into website developing?

As part of the compulsory subjects I had to do in school I had to learn to develop websites, and while it was pretty simple, I did more and more outside of class. All of a sudden I realised that I should do it outside of school. 


Thanks for taking the time to chat with us. Before we go, what joke always makes you laugh?

Wanna hear a joke about Sodium Bromite? NaBrO.


Tim's twitter: @ItsPugle


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That's great @Daisy, nice to "meet" you @ItsPugle!

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Rising Star 14

So cool, thanks for bringing back those Backstage Intros, @Daisy!

Community Manager
Community Manager

Thanks for the interview @ItsPugle !

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Rock Star 2

@Daisy So glad to have this back. 




You seem very motivated




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Doesn't work!


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Community Legend

Lovely interview! 👌

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Rock Star 15

Thanks for the interview @Daisy!


I'm sorry to hear that you're having issues with Spotify, @saxmanburton. If you want, I'd be happy to help you over in the help board - just create a thread, or grab one that's already open, then send it to me over Private Message 🙂


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Casual Listener

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Rock Star 15

Hey @Zuri2,


I hope you don't mind the reply in English. If you're having issues with a gift card, just post a thread over at the Subscriptions board and I'm sure someone will come to the rescue :)