Thursday, August 30, 2018

Another senior Spotify exec out as Graham James exits | Music Business Worldwide

Spotify’s communications head Graham James is stepping down after six and a half years with the company.

Based in New York, James was the first communications hire for the streaming service in the US, joining shortly after its launch in 2011, reports Variety.

His role is now filled by former Target exec Dustee Jenkins, who was hired as Head of Public Relations in November.

James’ departure follows that of a number of senior Spotify executives out the door following the streaming service’s successful IPO on the New York Stock Exchange in April.

Those include Global Head of Creator Services Troy Carter, International Shows & Editorial boss George Ergatoudis, plus senior marketing and comms exec Angela Watts, Global Head of Artist & Label Marketing, Dave Rocco and Global Head of Artist & Industry Partnerships Mark Williamson.

Other recent senior departures at Spotify have included the defection of Tuma Basa to YouTube Music, as well as the exit of UK/international Head of Artist & Label Services, Kevin Brown.Music Business Worldwide


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