Spotify is upping four execs, all of whom report directly or indirectly to Co-Head of Music Marian Dicus.

Sydney Lopes will now be the Head of Hip Hop and R&B for the streamery’s Artist & Label Marketing Team; Tolu Ayeni will be added to the newly created squad under Lopes. They’ll be making moves to support the hip-hop and R&B communities while also advising on certain releases.

Whitney-Gayle Benta will ascend to Head of Artist & Talent Relations, while Ashley Graver will become Head of Creative Artist Partnerships, managing cross-functional Music Team projects and working on certain top-tier artist campaigns.

They are all hugely excited about the massive number of Zoom meetings they’ll be attending.