Feb. 19, 2014
WEST HAVEN, CONN. -- Steve Savoca, head of worldwide label management and marketing for Spotify, the world’s largest digital streaming service, will speak at the University of New Haven on Wednesday, Feb. 26.
Savoca’s talk is part of the Master Speaker Series sponsored by the UNH Department of Music. The talk, free and open to the public, takes place at 3:30 p.m. in University Theater in Dodds Hall on the main UNH campus, 300 Boston Post Road.
“Digital streaming has radically changed the way music is consumed and discovered,” said Guillermo Mager, UNH associate professor of music. “Steve will provide some fascinating and possibly controversial insights into the development of this arena and how it will continue to contribute to the ever-changing music and entertainment paradigm.”
Savoca will also discuss his career in the mainstream music business, his transition to the tech side and the current employment market in the music business.
At Spotify, Savoca oversees global label relations and content operations teams, managing all music content as well as leading artist marketing and promotional activities.
He has worked in the music industry for 20 years. Before joining Spotify, he served as global head of digital for Domino Records, where he built the company's commercial digital business and infrastructure and developed its long-term digital strategy.
Savoca has also managed digital marketing and sales for Jive Records/Zomba during its teen pop era and held a senior marketing post at acclaimed Warner imprint, Sire Records. He started the label's new media division in 1997. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Music Business Association.
The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960. The University operates a satellite campus in Tuscany, Italy, and a graduate business campus in Orange, Conn. and offers programs at several locations throughout Connecticut and in New Mexico. UNH provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities. The University enrolls approximately 6,400 students, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Tagliatela College of Engineering, and College of Lifelong & eLearning, UNH offers 75 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 50 study abroad programs worldwide, and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.