Quick Hits: Spotify’s open jobs; Sinfini Music hits Australia; going global with release dates; new hires at ADD

Brief news items and worthy reads from around the web:

Spotify’s unfilled job listings: Late last week, Reuters noticed that Spotify had re-posted a job listing for a regulatory filings expert, which had sparked rumors that the company was planning for an IPO when it first appeared in February. Spotify has also been looking to hire a public relations professional for an upcoming Tokyo office for almost a year, according to Quartz. It’s too early to guess how either new hire might play into the company’s strategy, but both will likely be worth watching.

Sinfini Music hits Australia: Universal Music has launched its classical music hub down under. Sinfini Music is closely entwined with Spotify, with embedded playlists serving an important role in the online resource. The hub has a public profile with many playlists that classical fans can follow and enjoy. [Music Week]

Music biz considering global release dates: Industry leaders have said that the music business may soon see a new approach to when albums are released. Rather than having different release dates for different nations, many want to see a single, global release date for both physical and digital formats. This could help combat piracy issues, where UK or U.S. listeners get illegal downloads of music from Australia, where releases currently happen first. [Billboard]

Two more execs join ADD: All Def Digital, the new cross-channel multimedia company spearheaded by Russell Simmons, added two more executives to its roster. Liz Hausle joins as EVP of marketing and Carmen Murray will serve as GM leading artist development and label relations across all platforms. [StreamDaily]

Anna Washenko