Tag: troy carter
First speakers and agenda details for Sandbox Summit Global
Today we’re announcing the first confirmed speakers and outline agenda for our Sandbox Summit Global conference, which takes place online in September. The event will include Platoon’s Denzyl Feigelson in conversation...
June 29, 2020
Troy Carter talks music disruption: ‘I’d still be in a panic if I were a major label…’
Troy Carter was the closing keynote at Music Ally and Music Biz's NY:LON Connect conference in New York on Friday. The former Atom Factory boss (where he managed Lady Gaga during her rise to fame) and Spotify exec is now...
January 20, 2020
Troy Carter to deliver closing keynote for NY:LON Connect
The final keynote for NY:LON Connect, the conference that Music Ally co-runs with the Music Business Association (Music Biz), has been announced. Troy Carter, founder and CEO of Q&A, will be delivering the closing keynote...
October 9, 2019
Troy Carter adds more senior hires to team at Q&A
We’ve written several times this year about Troy Carter’s new firm Q&A, a hybrid company offering a blend of management, artist services and distribution to its roster of artists. Now the scale of Carter’s ambition...
August 13, 2019
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