Tom Connaughton Announced as Managing Director of Spotify UK

Promotions are fantastic. It is not often at work that you actually get recognised for the amount of talent you have, the skill it takes or your effort levels, that’s why when promotions happen, especially at Spotify, they should be celebrated.

Many of you may not have heard of Tom Connaughton yet, but you sure will do. After seven years working in various roles for the video platform VEVO, Connaughton secured a position at Spotify as Head of Artist and Label Marketing, UK in January 2018. Meaning that the British-born executive would be returning to the UK after many successful years working across the United States. Now, only a few months after the monumental move he has earned himself a huge promotion, becoming the Managing Director of Spotify.

One thing that really resonated with me, whilst researching for the piece, is the fact that Connaughton lists a degree in Geography on his LinkedIn profile. As a recent University graduate, it felt as though your choice in degree would define you forever. But looking at the journey taken by Tom has really inspired me, it is never to late to pursue fantastic opportunities and succeed, even though it may have nothing to do with what you studied. I guess that goes to students at all levels of education, as important as studying is, don’t put too much pressure on yourself, as things will always work out.

To celebrate Tom’s promotion here are some of the best ‘get stuff done’ playlists that you can find on Spotify!

Breakfast Coffee: Cheerful tunes, featuring the likes of George Ezra and Newton Faulkner, to put you in the best mood to start the day.

#MondayMotivation: A mixture of chart classics and happy singalong songs to start your week off just right.

Get Home Happy: Surviving the work day may be the biggest task, but for some the rush hour commute home is the real struggle. Keep your mood lifted with some happy songs!


Text: Emily Jordan

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