Lead, Rock & Alternative, Artist Partnerships


  • Full Time

As part of the Artist Partnerships team within the Music Team at Spotify, you will develop and lead partnerships with artists, managers and key industry partners and oversee impactful strategy for Rock, Alternative & Indie artists globally. You will work closely with the Editorial Team on developing strategies and programs to support the artists and evolving the genre forward. You will collaborate closely with artists and their teams to cultivate holistic artist partnerships and seek new, innovative opportunities to drive audience growth for both Spotify and artists. 

As a part of the Artist Partnerships team at Spotify, you’ll work with key artists, managers and key industry partners to develop strategic relationships and lead impactful campaigns for Rock, Alternative and Indie. You will also use this relationship to further Spotify’s partnership initiatives to the mutual benefit of Spotify and its industry partners.

This position is based in New York or Los Angeles and reports to the Head of Artist Partnerships.


What you’ll do:


  • Oversee Spotify’s partnership with Rock, Alternative & Indie artists & their teams to drive innovative and new opportunities beyond the release cycle. Serves as the key internal advisor on campaigns representing Rock & Alternative artists/managers across XFN initiatives.
  • Collaborate with the Editorial Team to develop Rock & Alternative audience strategies and goals for the music team.
  • Serve as a key partner within the Music Team and XFN in identifying priority artists for Spotify to support both on and off cycle.
  • Advise creative, cultural strategy to build genre innovation, and identify in collaboration with a cross-functional team those artists that Spotify will support in on and off platform promotions.
  • Support Label Partnership team on frontline release campaigns when needed
  • Responsible for innovating strategic programs and campaigns with artists and managers by demonstrating XFN initiatives to achieve Spotify’s overall business objectives.
  • Lead, develop and inspire a team building a fruitful team culture that combines creativity with data-driven decision making.
  • Provide industry insights and optimize cultural trends to identify cultural moments and artists for campaign investment and support.
  • Work cross-functionally with Music Leads to ensure alignment and fulfill company goals.
  • Attend events, conferences and shows. Travel will be required. 

    Who you are:


  • You have extensive music industry experience in an artist & partner facing role.
  • 8+ years of career experience in the music/entertainment industry and a strong understanding of the North American and Global music industries and an excellent reputation amongst your network of artists, managers, labels, agents, promoters and publishers.
  • Significant experience of successfully handling a diverse team and having a track record in successful agile/change management
  • Self-aware and able and willing to examine both your own work and that of your team’s critically in order to continually iterate and improve.
  • You are a lifelong learner, eager to create, grow and stay curious. You are solution-oriented and always seeking to collaborate. You are self-motivated and independent, but love to work together as a team.
  • You can work with cross-functional teams across a large distributed global music and technology organization.
  • Have a deep understanding of modern music styles and wider cultural influences, and continually strive to stay abreast of current trends. You are a true fan – you understand how fandom communicates and what drives and excites them.
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to create copy and presentations rapidly, and express ideas and insights quickly and clearly to a range of partners.
  • Can be creative, collaborative, and comfortable with analyzing data and understanding how to apply it.

    Where you’ll be:


  • We are a distributed workforce enabling our band members to find a work mode that is best for them!
  • Where in the world? For this role, it can be within the America regions in which we have a work location.
  • Prefer an office to work from home instead? Not a problem! We have plenty of options for your working preferences. For this role, work from our office in Los Angeles or NYC. Find more information about our Work From Anywhere options here (https://spotifyjobs.com/work-from-anywhere).



    Spotify is an equal opportunity employer. You are welcome at Spotify for who you are, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or what’s playing in your headphones. Our platform is for everyone, and so is our workplace. The more voices we have represented and amplified in our business, the more we will all thrive, contribute, and be forward-thinking! So bring us your personal experience, your perspectives, and your background. It’s in our differences that we will find the power to keep revolutionizing the way the world listens.
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    This role is not eligible for hire in Colorado, USA.