Associate Director, Business Affairs - Studio Content/Live Audio

Spotify team


Spotify is seeking a Business Affairs team member, based in the Los Angeles office, to support our live audio business (primarily) and, to the extent needed, our other content businesses. The Associate Director’s primary focus will be to evaluate, structure, and negotiate licensing, production, partnership, host/talent and other deals for our live audio platform (and potentially other content) and work closely with our creative, partnership, marketing, advertising, finance, legal, and strategy/insights teams (among others) in such endeavors. The Associate Director will play a vital role in delivering on Spotify’s strategy for its live audio programming/platform, oversee specialist deal-making, collaborate with key external and internal stakeholders (including senior management), and help operationalize and reform deal constructs. The ideal candidate will have substantial business affairs (and some legal affairs) experience in the entertainment and/or digital content industries, with a proven track record of negotiating talent services and content production and licensing deals.
What You'll Do
  • You will structure and negotiate content development, production, licensing, partnership, talent,
  • and similar types of deals with a focus on live audio content, among others.
  • You will collaborate with various Spotify content and business teams on content strategy,
  • financial analyses, product, initiatives, and other experiences designed to evolve and grow
  • Spotify’s content offerings.
  • You will work closely with internal teams including Creative, New Content Initiatives,
  • Partnerships, Finance, Strategy and Insights, Ad Sales, Marketing, and Legal.
  • You will maintain awareness of recent developments in the law, technology, and industry as they
  • relate to our live and content businesses.


  • You have received your BS/BA (JD is a plus) and have 8+ years of content/digital
  • media/entertainment industry business affairs experience, structuring and negotiating high-value
  • talent, production, and licensing deals. Business/legal affairs experience with respect to
  • live/interactive audio/video programming/platforms is a plus.
  • You have experience liaising with rights holders/service providers (including creators, production
  • companies, and other talent) and their representatives (talent agencies, lawyers, and managers).
  • You are expert in legal and business issues relating to the production and distribution of audio or
  • audiovisual content.
  • You are highly self-motivated and thrive in high-growth, high-paced, and innovative business
  • environments.
  • You have excellent communication, persuasion, and interpersonal skills and work well in business
  • environments with multiple stakeholders. You are a relationship- and team-builder.
  • You are able to manage and deliver on multiple projects and priorities under deadlines and time
  • pressures.
  • You are highly adaptable and open to growth and/or shifts in your role as the business grows and
  • changes.
  • You are organized and have great attention to detail, while being able to see the forest for the
  • trees.
  • You have a business/strategy-oriented mindset.
  • You are ideally proficient with the Google Suite.

How to apply

Apply via link

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Our mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity—by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the opportunity to enjoy and be inspired by it. Spotify transformed music listening forever when it launched in Sweden in 2008. Discover, manage and share over 50m tracks for free, or upgrade to Spotify Premium to access exclusive features including offline mode, improved sound quality, and an ad-free music listening experience. Today, Spotify is the most popular global audio streaming service with 345m users, including 155m subscribers across 101 markets. We are the largest driver of revenue to the music business today.

Job Details

Posted on Dec 28

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Full time