Spotify has appointed Sulinna Ong to the newly-created role of Head of Music in the UK and Ireland. Ong initially joined Spotify in April as Head of Artist & Label Services. She came to the streaming giant from Deezer, where she served as Global Vice President of Artist Marketing.
I’m delighted to be taking on a new role as Head of Music (UK & IE) at Spotify - and looking forward to bringing all our music teams together to deliver even greater experiences for artists, labels, our partners and, of course, our listeners. @spotifyuk https://t.co/sxTvNcAA5T— Sulinna Ong (@Sulinna) July 26, 2019
In her new role, Ong will be tasked with leading both Spotify’s Artist & Label Services (ALS) and Music Culture & Editorial (MCE) teams in the UK/IE.
Commenting on her appointment, Ong said: “I’m delighted to be taking on a new role as UK Head of Music for Spotify – and looking forward to bringing all our music teams together to deliver even greater experiences for all our partners, labels, artists and, of course, our listeners.”
Tom Connaughton, Spotify’s Managing Director, UK/IE, added: “The close collaboration between our UK Music teams leads to great experiences for artists, labels, users and our people – and we’re always looking for new ways to work even more closely together. Sulinna joined us three months ago and in that time has shown great leadership, bringing 16 years’ experience pioneering global marketing strategies in the music industry, leading editorial teams as well as directly managing major artists.”
Previously, Ong held senior roles at Sony BMG in London, in artist management with the likes of Kasabian and Fun Lovin’ Criminals, and at Live Nation, where she worked on deals with Madonna, Jay Z and Roc Nation among others.