This Week on the ‘Spotify: For the Record’ Podcast, Explore New Markets and New Partnerships

A lot has been happening this week at Spotify; we shared news of our League of Legends esports partnership with Riot Games and celebrated our one-month anniversary in Russia with a look at the top-streamed songs and artists in the market. On this week’s episode of our new podcast Spotify: For the Record, we take listeners behind the scenes of these big strategic moves for the company. 

First up, we talk to Naz Aletaha, Head of Global Esports Partnerships at Riot Games, about League of Legends and the new Spotify hub that will feature a variety of music, podcasts, and playlists inspired by the gaming community. Then, we spend time digging into the data for our latest market launch in Russia and have a listen to the top streaming songs of the moment.

But that’s not all we dive into in this episode. Finally, to provide more insight into our business strategy—and what moves like launching in Russia have to do with it—Paul Vogel, our Chief Financial Officer, joins Morgan Stanley media analyst Ben Swinburne.

Take a listen below.


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This episode is no longer available as of November 2021, however you can get more great stories and news delivered audibly by following our podcasts, Spotify: For the Record, Spotify: Mic Check, and Spotify: Discover This.