Spotify has hired Eve Konstan as General Counsel.
The New York-based exec joins SPOT after spending more than 20 years with broadcast giant HBO, where she was EVP & General Counsel before leaving in March last year.
Following that two-decade stint at HBO, Konstan joined WarnerMedia as EVP & General Counsel, before leaving that role in October last year.
Spotify’s former General Counsel, Horacio Gutierrez, was upped to a new role as Head of Global Affairs & Chief Legal Officer at the company in Q4 2019.
Gutierrez said in a LinkedIn post today that he was “thrilled” to welcome Konstan to Spotify.
“[Konstan’s] extensive experience in the media industry and her proven leadership skills will be a great asset to the company!”
Horacio Gutierrez, Spotify
He added: “Her extensive experience in the media industry and her proven leadership skills will be a great asset to the company!”
Spotify is currently being sued by a Canada-based audio advertising technology company called VoxTonePro, which alleges theft of trade secrets.
The firm claims these secrets were used to build Spotify’s self-serve Ad Studio.
Spotify’s premium subscriber base grew by 30m year-on-year in Q1, up to 130m Premium customers.
The platform’s Monthly Active User (MAU) count at the end of March hit 286m, up by 15m quarter-on-quarter and by 69m (+31%) year-on-year.Music Business Worldwide