James Cator, UK/IE Head of Podcasts, Spotify has always been involved in music and audio. Having started out as a DJ and promoting events while still at school, he went on to run record labels, produce music, and DJ internationally. James later joined YouTube as Manager of Content Partnerships, Music. Running music in the UK, he was responsible for managing relations with labels, artists and managers,
broadening his experience into wider content and user engagement. After a short period leading a music start-up, James joined Spotify in 2015 to build its growing podcast business in the UK. He is now Head of Podcast Partnerships, EMEA, and manages UK partnerships and Original Commissioning. He continues to produce music.