Spotify is looking for a new Global Head of Hits… while SoundCloud is looking for a new Global Head of Music

There are big jobs to be gained in the world of digital music streaming right now.

A new job posting from Spotify shows the company – the world’s largest subscription-based music streaming platform – is currently seeking a head of Global Hits.

For the role, which may be based in New York or Los Angeles, Daniel Ek’s company is seeking someone with at least eight years of experience in the music industry, preferably in a content development role or artist with a global and international mission. .

This person, according to the announcement, “will bridge global music trends to showcase emerging artists and sounds from around the world.”

They will also be required to monitor new entries in the Spotify ecosystem pre-release and identify the best candidates for global new music support based on the collective editorial intent to program.

The executive will report to Spotify’s global chief editor, Sulinna Ong, who was promoted to the post in October.

The hiring for the new role follows the departure of Ned Monahan, who left Spotify in November to join new Los Angeles-based company Encore Recordings.

Prior to his departure, Monahan had served as Head of Global Hits since 2019. He joined Encore as Managing Director on January 1, 2022.

Spotify isn’t the only top music streaming company to hire for a potentially influential global role: SoundCloud is currently on the hunt for a new US-based Global Head of Music.

This senior executive has a lot of work to do, being required to “define the strategy and direction of the positioning of SoundCloud in the global music ecosystem”.

SoundCloud is seeking an executive with at least 10 years of experience in the music industry, with training in management, A&R, artist and label partnerships, strategy, operations, marketing or promotions.

According to the job posting, this person should have “a knack for building relationships with global music communities”, and “particularly with artists, managers, agents, labels, lawyers and independent creators” .

Their mission will also include leading what the platform calls “identifying high potential native SoundCloud artists” and what SoundCloud says are “innovative and artist-friendly ways” to invest in their growth.

The role can be based in New York or Los Angeles.

Lisa Ellis was previously the platform’s global head of music and artist relations between 2018 and October 2020.Music trade around the world

Victor L. Jones