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News October 10, 2023

Spotify Taps Marty Doyle, Leah Harris For Lead ANZ Roles (EXCLUSIVE)

Spotify Taps Marty Doyle, Leah Harris For Lead ANZ Roles (EXCLUSIVE)

Spotify is bolstering the leadership team for its Australia and New Zealand activities, with Marty Doyle recruited to the streaming giant and a promotion for Leah Harris, The Music Network can exclusively reveal.

Effective from this month, Doyle joins Spotify as editorial lead, reads an update on his LinkedIn page, and Harris rises to artist & label partnerships lead, well-informed sources confirm to TMN.

Previously, Doyle was head of content at ARN’s youth-focused broadcaster The Edge, which became CADA. Before that, he spent time at Mushroom Group and in various other industry and music-adjacent roles, including Red Bull, FBi Radio, Carriageworks and more.

Harris, meanwhile, has been with Spotify ANZ for a number of years, serving in its podcast division, where she developed, commissioned and produced original podcast content and creator development programs. Prior to that, she was a production executive at MTV, and held various events and production roles.

Both are based in Sydney, and are expected to report to Alicia Sbrugnera, Spotify’s head of music.

Spotify doesn’t announce or comment on new hires.

The musical chairs at Spotify ANZ comes as the digital music specialist prepares to open the doors on Spotify House at SXSW Sydney.

As previously reported, The Lansdowne Hotel will host Spotify’s physical presence next week for a four-day feast of music, experiences and information.

Spotify’s global head of editorial Sulinna Ong will make the journey for an on-stage conversation on the global music trends that are shaping music and its creators, and Xavier Jernigan, aka “X,” the voice of Spotify DJ, will discuss the creation of those cut-through AI voices with a human touch.

The popular DSP posted a “very strong quarter” for its Q2 2023, with its global network of paid subscribers up 17% year-on-year to 220 million (up 10 million), and monthly active users up 27% to 551 million (36 million additions).

Spotify will present its Q3 2023 financial results on Oct. 24.

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