Big talent is leaving from Spotify
Aug 17th, 2010, 07:56
Spotify, the super-hyped European music startup, is already losing big talent:
Paul Brown, SVP of strategic partnerships, is leaving this Friday for a startup outside the music industry, MusicWeek reportsext (via TC Europeext).
Rasmus Andersson, head of design, left to join Facebook.
“I wasn’t looking to leave. But this was an opportunity that came along and which I had to take,” Brown tells MusicWeek.
These moves aren't a good sign. Isn't this supposed to be one of the hottest young companies in the world?
Late last month, Spotify denied a reportext that it was "back to square one" with its record-label negotiations to launch in the U.S.
Spotify has struck several partnerships on the marketing front, but so far counts only Three UK and Telia as much-sought-after carrier partners. That U.S. launch which, for many, has become the only Spotify story in town now, still hasn’t happened but, at least count, Spotify already had about 500,000 paying customers out of over seven million.