Spotify is searching for a new Head of Global Hits… as SoundCloud seeks a new Global Head Of Music

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There are some big jobs currently up for grabs in the world of digital music streaming.

A new job ad from Spotify shows that the firm – the world’s biggest audio subscription music streaming platform  – is currently looking for a Head of Global Hits.

For the role, which, can be based in either New York or Los Angeles, Daniel Ek‘s company is looking for someone with at least eight years’ experience in the music industry, preferably in a content or artist development role with a global and international remit.

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

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

The executive will report to Spotify’s Global Head of Editorial, Sulinna Ong, who was promoted to the role in October.

The recruitment for the new role follows the departure of Ned Monahan, who left Spotify in November to join Joie Manda’s new LA-based company Encore Recordings.

Prior to his departure, Monahan held the role as Head of Global Hits since 2019. He joined Encore as General Manager, as of January 1, 2022.

Spotify isn’t the only prominent music streaming company hiring 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 big job to do, being required to “set the strategy and direction of SoundCloud’s positioning in the global music ecosystem”.

SoundCloud is looking for an exec with at least 10 years’ experience in the music industry, with a background in management, A&R, artist and label partnerships, strategy, operations, marketing or promotions.

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

Their remit will also include spearheading what the platform calls “the identification of high-potential native SoundCloud artists” and to what SoundCloud says are “innovative, artist-friendly ways” to invest in their growth.

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

Lisa Ellis was formerly the platform’s Global Head of Music & Artist Relations between 2018 and October 2020.Music Business Worldwide

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