Spotify’s Troy Carter is leaving the company

Spotify’s Troy Carter is leaving the company

Things are moving in the rakns of Spotify. The company’s global head of creator services, Troy Carter, is indeed leaving the company in September, but he will be taking up an advisory role for the music-streaming service after he departs.

According to "Music Ally", Spotify’s global head of shows and editorial, Nick Holmstén, will be assuming Carter’s duties in addition to his existing job.

Rumours about Carter’s imminent departure started spreading in May, at the height of the controversy around Spotify’s new policy on "hateful conduct", which saw R Kelly and the late XXXTentacion de-playlisted on the service, before a u-turn sparked by internal and external dissent.

An official statement from Carter says:

I came to this company to help bridge the gap between Spotify and the creative community. Over time, that goal evolved from fixing a challenge to building a global team focused on changing the game for artists around the world, partnering with them to help bring their creative visions to life in new and innovative ways. I’m very proud of what we’ve achieved but with so much accomplished, it was the right time to move out of the day-to-day into an advisory role. The knowledge, relationships and personal experiences will remain with me and I know that this talented team is committed to continuing this important work.