Tag: troy carter
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...
July 3, 2019
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,...
June 4, 2019
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...
April 3, 2019
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,...
December 5, 2018
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...
July 30, 2018
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...
May 22, 2018
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...
May 16, 2018
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,...
April 25, 2018
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.
December 19, 2016
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...
October 3, 2016
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...
August 26, 2016
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,...
June 7, 2016