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In this week’s Rezak lecture, we have an opportunity to catch up with a leader in original content creation on the world’s largest music streaming platform, Spotify. Among other responsibilities, Santucci runs two premier brands for Spotify: Spotify Singles, which this spring crossed the 5 billion stream threshold; and Live at Electric Lady, which has produced EPs (and a lot of excitement) for top artists by recording them at the iconic New York studio of the same name. Recent artists recording Live at Electric Lady include Patti Smith, the Raconteurs, Japanese Breakfast and many others. A few topics to be discussed: the deals, relationships and mutual benefit for artists and Spotify when it comes to these brands; the ins and outs of working with talent teams; the day-to-day of working at Spotify, and of Santucci’s role in particular; Santucci’s background working in digital marketing and digital sales for a major label and much more.
Read: Spotify Singles, 5 Billion Streams Later
Read: Spotify and Electric Lady Studios Team Up for Live EPs With Patti Smith, Japanese Breakfast, More
Read: Listen to Griff’s pulsating cover of Lorde’s ‘Solar Power’
Listen: Michele Santucci & Spotify Originals
Listen: Life at Spotify: The Podcast
Check out: Michele’s LinkedIn
Recorded Music Lead, Global Music Programs
Michele Santucci is a born and raised New Yorker who has worked in the music industry over 10 years. Starting her career at Sony Music, she worked on both sales and marketing campaigns that supported artists such as Adele, David Bowie and J. Cole. Santucci is currently the recorded music lead on the global music programs team at Spotify where she oversees franchises such as Spotify Singles and Live at Electric Lady. Her work has spanned across on-boarding major labels to the streaming world, creating custom on and off platform campaigns to support album releases and building content brands to prop up creators.
This event was published on October 12, 2021.