Brown to leave Spotify for startup

Spotify’s senior VP Paul Brown is to leave the company to join a startup.

He’s moving to a non-music-related startup, leaving the music streaming service at the end of the summer. Spotify has confirmed Brown’s departure but hasn’t yet appointed a replacement.

Brown joined Spotify to head the UK office as MD in April 2009 before taking on a wider senior VP role (nma.co.uk 3 April 2009). He had been MD international of US music service Pandora, prior to which he worked at Sony Music UK for over six years.

A spokeswoman for Spotify said, “I can confirm Paul is leaving Spotify at the end of the summer to join a startup outside the music space. We’d like to thank him for all his great work and wish him the very best in his future endeavours.”

This story first appeared on newmediaage.co.uk

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