Streaming & Playlist Mythbusting for Artists

Jenny Kaufman

Head of Digital Strategy at Terrorbird Media

Streaming & Playlist Mythbusting for Artists

Episode Notes

Jenny Kaufman at the time of this interview was the Head of Digital Strategy at Terrorbird Media, a boutique music marketing firm with offices in Brooklyn, Los Angeles and Sacramento. (She is now Head of Streaming and Sales  at Crush Music) All through this conversation, Jenny emphasizes a creative and authentic approach to digital promotion, facilitating meaningful positioning and support from online partners and digital storefronts. The conversation looks at Spotify, playlisting strategies, converting listeners to fans and positioning. Over the last couple of decades, some things have changed but a lot has stayed the same, playlists are maybe the biggest new shift and opportunity. Discover which platforms are best and remember to always encourage fan engagement. Jenny even touches on TikTok, Twitch and advice on user-generated playlists. 

During her time at Terrorbird, Jenny facilitated campaigns for Toro y Moi (Carpark Records), Jay Som (Polyvinyl Records), Cloud Nothings (Carpark Records), and Hatchie (Double Double Whammy) among others. When she isn’t nerding-out about the ever-evolving digital landscape, Jenny is recharging with her three-legged tuxedo cat, Scooter.

“…I interned at The Fader for a while. I was at Beggars Group, at XL Recordings for a while. I think that breaking into the music industry just doesn’t always come easy. It required a lot of tenacity and having the mentors that I’d had along the way to help me, you know, push my career forward.” 




2:30 – Baby’s All Right

4:20 – Glassnote RecordsMaggie Rogers

5:07 – Save Our Stages Act

9:00 – XL Recordings

14:10 – CD Baby

18:28 – DSP

29:34 – Virgin Megastore in Times Square

33:42 – Lorem Playlist

36:26 – Oyster Playlist

38:46 – Arlo Parks

40:53 – Paramour

41:08 – New Music Friday

44:19 – Get Out, Redbone

46:07 – Good 4 U – by Olivia Rodrigo

50:56 – Hi Fi Audio

1:00: – YouTube Music

1:07 – DistroKid

1:09 – Byta.com

Our music is by Fin Productions and Oliver Lyu

Show Contributors

Jenny Kaufman
Marc Brown
Jamie Ford
Colin MacKenzie
Greg at Baby’s All Right
Jen Pomphrey
Fin Productions
Oliver Lyu