Twitter has named Bob Moczydlowsky, TopSpin Media's former SVP of product and marketing, as its new head of music. The move, originally reported by AllThingsD and further confirmed by his many "thanks" on Twitter, follows the departure of Twitter's former head of music partnerships Tatiana Simonian last month.
Moczydlowsky is charged with developing music-related partnerships and strengthening Twitter's relationships with influential artists.
Moczydlowsky will presumably have a direct relationship with Twitter's brand-new head of commerce Nathan Hubbard, if his experience in product management and strategy are a useful indicator of his responsibilties at Twitter. As well, Hubbard's statements at the time of his appointment were illustrative of the company's focus on growing sources of revenue alternative to advertising: "We now have a pretty firm commitment to help the music industry sell more goods."