Adam Parness has been appointed Spotify’s global head of publisher licensing.
In the role he will be in charge of leading Spotify’s relationships with the publishing industry as well as partnering with songwriters and music publishers.
Parness was previously head of publisher licensing and relations at Pandora. Prior to joining Pandora, he was principal content acquisition manager at Amazon where he led global music publishing initiatives and worked on the launch of Prime Music.
He starts at Spotify on October 30 and will report to Horacio Gutierrez, general counsel and global head of content licensing.