Blighty Beat

Spotify has promoted Safiya Lambie-Knight to Head of Music for the UK & Ireland.

Based in London, she will oversee Spotify’s local network of editorial playlists and promotions and report to MD Tom Connaughton.

Lambie-Knight was previously the artist and label partnership lead for the UK and Ireland; she joined Spotify more than three years ago.

She played a key role in initiatives such as Who We Be Live, Radar for emerging artists and the digital edition of Notting Hill Carnival.

“Saf's promotion not only speaks to Safiya’s expertise but also the strength of the UK and Ireland music team and the industry-leading work that they are carrying out day in and day out,” Connaughton said.