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Warner Music confirms details of its Q&A partnership

Reports that Troy Carter’s artist-services firm Q&A has a partnership with Warner Music Group isn’t, as such, ‘new’ news. Carter talked openly about it in his keynote at last month’s Midem conference. “Q&A...
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Troy Carter talks distribution and the ‘false narrative’ around DIY artists

He’s been Lady Gaga’s manager and Spotify’s global head of creator services, but Troy Carter is now co-founder and CEO of Q&A, a new music company focusing on distribution, management and label services for artists. Today,...
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Troy Carter co-founds new artist-focused company Q&A

From being Lady Gaga’s manager and an investor in startups to Spotify’s boss of creator services, Troy Carter has been a prominent figure in the music industry’s digital evolution in recent years. Now he’s returning...
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Troy Carter on why Spotify’s hateful-conduct policy foundered

Former Spotify executive Troy Carter has been talking about why the streaming service ran in to problems with its ‘hateful conduct’ policy earlier this year. The policy saw R. Kelly and XXXTentacion de-playlisted on Spotify,...
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Troy Carter leaves Spotify – ‘It was the right time to move out’

Spotify’s global head of creator services Troy Carter is leaving the company in September, although he will be taking up an advisory role for the music-streaming service after he departs.  Music Ally understands that...
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Troy Carter on hateful-conduct policy: ‘Everybody didn’t agree’

After those rumours that he was leaving the company in protest at its new hateful-conduct policy, Troy Carter has spoken to the Los Angeles Times to stress that he remains in his position. However, he also made it clear...
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Spotify denies that Troy Carter is leaving over new policy

The fallout from Spotify’s decision to de-playlist R. Kelly and XXXTentacion continues, with speculation that the company’s global head of creator services Troy Carter may be quitting as a result.  Speculation that Spotify...
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Spotify’s Troy Carter talks free tier, windowing and audience building

Fresh from playing a prominent role at Spotify’s announcement of its new mobile app in New York yesterday, the company’s global head of creator services Troy Carter talked to Music Ally about the background to the news,...
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Troy Carter cheers 1bn Spotify streams for ‘One Dance’ by Drake

Drake has squeezed in one last milestone for 2016, reaching more than one billion streams of his ‘One Dance’ track on Spotify since its release in April.
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Merch startup Sidestep takes funding… from Beyoncé

Music Ally was the first publication to write about Sidestep when it launched in September 2013 as a way for fans to browse and buy concert merch before attending a gig. We’re not its only admirers though: after working...
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Spotify conversions accelerate as it passes 39m subscribers

Spotify’s last official figure for its subscribers total was 30 million in March 2016. Now we have a new figure – 39 million Spotify subscribers – courtesy of the company’s new global head of creator services Troy...
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Troy Carter will be global head of creator services at Spotify

News broke yesterday that music manager Troy Carter is joining Spotify – the streaming service’s latest high-profile hire. The company wasn’t saying what his title would be, but Carter spilled the beans overnight himself,...