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James Duffett-Smith

Global Head of Publisher Relations
James Duffett-Smith is Global Head of Publisher Relations, where he is responsible for Spotify’s relationships with music publishers, collecting societies, PROs (ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and GMR) and songwriters. Previously, Duffett-Smith served as the Head of Licensing Business Affairs at Spotify, where he focused on global music licensing issues on the master and publishing side. Prior to joining Spotify, Duffett-Smith was Director of Legal and Business Affairs for Fox Interactive Media in Europe. Based in London, he worked as part of the legal team responsible major properties including MySpace.com and ign.com. He has also held London-based solicitor roles at Pinsent Masons and Collyer Bristow, LLP.