Quantcast
ERGATOUDIS EXITS
SPOTIFY—FOR APPLE

Spotify U.K. playlist king George Ergatoudis has jumped ship to Apple Music, where he’ll take on the role of Head of U.K., according to a report from MBW. Is it possible more defections are forthcoming? Insiders are speculating Troy Carter will be out of the streaming service before the end of the year.

Ergatoudis joined Daniel Ek’s company in 2016 as Head of Content Programming in Blighty after spending 10 years at BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra where he was most recently Head of Music. 

Ergatoudis was the most high profile amongst a number of BBC execs to exit for Spotify two years ago, and now he’s amongst a handful of Spotify execs to leave the streaming service following its IPO. As pointed out by MBW, those include Dave RoccoMark Williamson, Tuma BasaKevin Brown and Angela Watts. Question: Were the high profile music business names on borrowed time at the streaming service, while it solidified its relationship with the industry?

According to a job ad for the role Ergatoudis is said to be filling at rival Apple Music, he'll be defining the music strategy for the U.K., leading an editorial team and managing strategic partnerships.

ARETHA FRANKLIN,
1942-2018
The Queen of Soul is with her Lord. (8/17a)
THE WORLD SAYS FAREWELL TO ARETHA
The outpouring has been overwhelming. (8/17a)
STREAMING SONGS:
A LA "MODE"
That is totally sicko. (8/17a)
ARIANA PAYS TRIBUTE TO ARETHA
Two generations of natural women (8/17a)
FLIPPING THE DEMAND FOR HIP-HOP FASHION INTO ALBUM SALES
Merch is bigger than ever. (8/17a)
HITS' 32ND ANNIVERSARY ISSUE
Or as it's known in the trade-publishing world, Doorstop 2.0.
THE A&R EXECS
That stands for Artists and Repertoire, in case you were wondering.
PIZZA AND MARKETSHARE
I'm winning this one.
THE BOILER ROOM
It's the new tape room.
 Email

 First Name

 Last Name

 Company

 Country
CAPTCHA code
Captcha: (type the characters above)