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Spotify Wants to Hire a Hollywood Vet to Oversee Its Podcasting Studios

The streaming-audio giant has tapped a recruiter to identify potential candidates

Spotify Wants To Turn Its Podcasts Into TV Shows And Movies
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Spotify Technology SA is looking to hire a new head of its podcasting studios, an effort to better manage its growing portfolio of shows, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

Chief Content Officer Dawn Ostroff, who joined Spotify after a long career in the TV business, wants an executive with a Hollywood background to oversee the output of original podcasts from its studios, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing an internal issue. Spotify, the Sweden-based leader in music streaming, now produces hundreds of podcasts around the world, including original series in Germany, Japan and the Philippines.