Spotify Promotes John Stein to Head of North America, Editorial – Billboard -

Spotify Promotes John Stein to Head of North America, Editorial – Billboard


Spotify has promoted longtime worker John Stein to go of North America, editorial, the corporate introduced on Tuesday (Dec. 20). He reviews on to Sulinna Ong, international head of editorial on the streaming service.

Stein joined Spotify in 2013 after the streamer acquired his earlier firm, the playlisting agency Tunigo. Previous to his promotion, he labored as lead of music tradition and editorial, overseeing technique and curation for Spotify’s U.S. editorial playlists and turning into a robust voice on the corporate’s editorial workforce and the music workforce as an entire.

In 2018, Stein co-created Spotify’s profitable genre-less playlist Pollen, which in the present day boasts greater than 1.3 million likes on the platform. As a consequence of Pollen’s phenomenal success, the streaming service started leaning into the idea of playlist-as-brand and ultimately launched different related playlists, together with the pop-leaning Lorem (greater than 969,000 likes) and the Nordic region-focused Oyster (greater than 102,000 likes).

Together with his promotion, Stein has three new direct reviews on his workforce. They embody Rachel Whitney, head of Nashville, editorial; Antonio Vasquez, head of U.S. Latin, editorial; and Ronny Ho, head of dance and digital improvement, editorial. The trio joins Stein’s current workforce, which incorporates Ehis Osifo, editor, editorial partnerships; Jess Huddleston, editorial lead, Canada together with her direct reviews Marc Matar, junior editor, Canada and Karla Moy, editor, Canada; Talia Kraines, senior editor, United States together with her direct reviews Fredrik Fencke, editor and Lulu Largent, junior editor; and Elizabeth Szabo, senior editor, alongside together with her direct report William Nellis, junior editor, North America.


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