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Radio 1Xtra’s Austin Daboh to move to Spotify

By | Published on Monday 18 July 2016


Spotify has poached another member of the BBC’s radio team, with Radio 1Xtra’s Music Manager Austin Daboh set to take up the role of Senior Editor, Content Programming UK at the streaming service.

Speaking to Music Week, Daboh said: “I’ve had an amazing journey at BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra, and will miss the team greatly. Spotify is the future of music consumption and I’m excited to be joining as a Senior Editor – I look forward to working with my new colleagues in breaking emerging acts and helping music lovers in the UK (and globally) discover new sounds”.

Daboh, of course, joins former Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra Head Of Music George Ergatoudis, who became Spotify’s UK Head Of Content Programming earlier this year.

And he’s not the only former BBC radio exec jumping over to the streams, with Ergatoudis also confirming that former Beebers Dexter Batson, Rob Khan and Sara Sesardic are – or soon will be – doing curation type nonsense at Spotify HQ too. And, of course, Apple also nabbed some BBC talent for its streaming set up as well.