Richard Frankel
Richard Frankel

Richard Frankel is Creative Director at Spotify. In his role he works across marketing and revenue teams at Spotify focusing on the development of great experiences for users and brand partners.

Before joining Spotify Rich co-founded Indigenous Entertainment, a marketing consultancy specializing in creating original content and experiences for media companies and content-focused advertisers. Indigenous followed his work at Ogilvy Entertainment where Rich was its first executive producer. Frankels RFD Productions developed and produced award winning music TV specials and events. Two documentary / concert specials featuring the artist Sting were accorded 8 Emmy nominations and 4 wins.

Frankel was Managing Director of the LA office of Web-1.0 startup, Think New Ideas. He ran the Creative Services Group at A&M Records from1983 until 1994 where he oversaw the visual identity of the label and its artists and executive produced scores of videos including Grammy winners Janet Jacksons Rhythm Nation and Stings Ten Summoners Tales, and multiple MTV Music Video Award winners, including Soundgardens Black Hole Sun and Suzanne Vegas Luka, which also won a Mentor Award in 1988.

Before A&M, Rich was among the original team that launched and marketed MTV, Nickelodeon and The Movie Channel.