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Disney Executive Jumps Ship to Spotify to Oversee Video and Podcasts

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 01: (L-R)National Geographic SVP Global Experiences & Events Peter van Roden, Creator & Social Influencer Kingsley Russell, VP of Yahoo Marketing Partnerships & Branded Entertainment Rita Drucker, Maker Studios Chief Strategy Officer Courtney Holt, and Superfly Co-Founder Richard Goodstonespeaks onstage at the The Holy Trinity: Experience, Technology & Influencers panel presented by Superfly during Advertising Week 2015 AWXII at the Hard Rock Cafe New York on October 1, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for AWXII)NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 01: (L-R)National Geographic SVP Global Experiences & Events Peter van Roden, Creator & Social Influencer Kingsley Russell, VP of Yahoo Marketing Partnerships & Branded Entertainment Rita Drucker, Maker Studios Chief Strategy Officer Courtney Holt, and Superfly Co-Founder Richard Goodstonespeaks onstage at the The Holy Trinity: Experience, Technology & Influencers panel presented by Superfly during Advertising Week 2015 AWXII at the Hard Rock Cafe New York on October 1, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for AWXII)
Former Maker Studios Chief Strategy Officer Courtney Holt, will now oversee video and podcasts for Spotify.Ilya S. Savenok 2015 Getty Images

Courtney Holt, former EVP of media and strategy for Disney’s (DIS) online video company Maker’s Studios, is moving over to lead original video and podcasting for Spotify (SPOTIFY), Bloomberg reported Wednesday.

The role was formerly filled by long-time TV executive Tom Calderone, whose job at the company was to create original series. Holt’s more bolstered role will extend these efforts, in-line with Spotify’s new strategy of focusing more intently on embedding music footage and videos into playlists, according to Bloomberg.

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Having forayed into the music industry earlier in his career, Holt is well-positioned to develop the efforts of the online streaming service, which has struggled to develop beyond music. Rights to the variety of music videos the company would like to use have been hard come by, which has evolved into a point of contention for music rights holders.

[Bloomberg]