Jordan Newman

Head of Content Partnerships, Spotify

Jordan Newman is the Head of Content Partnerships at Spotify, where he oversees the company’s relationships with top partners — creators, publishers, media companies, and licensed content. Newman has been instrumental in establishing Spotify’s podcast distribution business and expanding its relationships with key talent during his tenure over the last four years. Under his leadership, the company has forged industry-defining partnerships with top creators like Joe Rogan, Alex Cooper, and Emma Chamberlain resulting in propelling Spotify into the position as the top podcast platform in the US and greatly increasing the company’s podcast revenue. He and his team work with top creators like Dax Shepard, Markiplier, and Drew Afualo as well as with promising up-and-comers to bring a dynamic mix of creators, content, and formats to scale on the platform.

Previously, Newman was Head of Business Development and Marketing at Jaunt, one of the early leaders in AR/VR, where he facilitated strategic partnerships using the company’s technology to create and distribute immersive content. Before that, Newman held various positions at Google, where he built digital media products and go-to-market strategies for services like Google Play and Android, and MediaLink, where he advised clients including Disney, Refinery29, and A&E Networks on business development and monetization strategies.

Newman holds a BA from Yale University and an MBA from Wharton. 

Creator Track

Podcasting 101: Your Comprehensive Launch Guide

Location: Room 207CD

Friday, June 28

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Featuring: Jon Youshaei, Jordan Newman, Rob Balasabas and more

The art of podcasting is so much more than just setting up a camera and microphone. In this session led by successful podcasting pros, we’ll explore each step of the process — from reaching out to guests and crafting interview questions to mastering post-production techniques and beyond. Tune in to learn essential tips and tricks that will help you launch your hit podcast!