April 18, 2017 Curb Records VP/Promotion and industry veteran John Butler joins Spotify as Head Of Christian music for the company beginning Monday April 24th. In his new position based in Nashville, Butler will oversee Christian music globally for Spotify through playlist curation, programming and written editorial and will report to Doug Ford, Spotifys Senior Director North America, Shows & Editorial, Content & Creator.
Butler joins Spotify after 15 years at Curb Records most recently as Vice President of Promotion and after 20+ years in record promotion in nearly every genre of music from Alternative, Hip Hop to Pop. Prior to Curb, Butler served stints as Head of Promotion for Squint Entertainment (Sixpence None The Richer) and Arista Austin. Before that Butler was based in NYC and served as Director of National Promotion at Jive/Silvertone Records after seguing from a similar post at TVT Records. JB got his start as an intern at WHTZ (Z100)/New York in 1990.