Xavier “X” Jernigan
Head of Cultural Partnerships & The Voice of Spotify
Xavier “X” Jernigan is the Voice of Spotify… literally. X is the voice and personality behind the world’s first AI DJ, Spotify’s newly launched feature that’s already changing the way the world listens to music. X is also a Spotify executive (Head of Cultural Partnerships) and Spotify’s go-to host for internal and external Spotify events around the world.
Over the past year alone, X has interviewed the biggest celebrities in the world including Brad Pitt, Bad Bunny, Trevor Noah, BTS, JLo, Lin Manuel Miranda, Margot Robbie, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, Ariana DeBose, Billy Porter, Kevin Bacon, Hans Zimmer and Sheryl Lee Ralph to name a few; and X brought Spotify to the Oscars and AMAs red carpet for the very first time.
X has hosted several podcasts across Spotify including The Get Up (Spotify’s Morning Show) that garnered nearly 6 million listeners and was a top 10 podcast on Spotify; as well as The Window; and Showstopper. X has also co-hosted an episode of Call Her Daddy with Alex Cooper and shared the stage with the world’s biggest True Crime podcaster, Ashley Flowers.
A Founding Member of The Kennedy Center Hip-Hop Culture Council, X brings Hip-Hop programming to our nation’s performing arts center. X is also Lincoln Center’s Guest Curator for Hip-Hop, curating the Hip-Hop 50th Anniversary concerts.
Additionally, Xavier serves on Burberry’s Cultural Advisory Council advising Burberry on culture, diversity and inclusion.
He’s worked across Def Jam, Epic, Motown, Republic and Bad Boy launching careers of Future, Logic and Amy Winehouse.
The Daytona Beach, FL native is a proud MBA graduate of FAMU, graduated NYU as Valedictorian (M.A.; Music Business), and serves on the NYU Steinhardt Dean Alumni Advisory Board, but X is most proud to serve as a Deacon at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY.
A Fireside Chat: Xavier "X" Jernigan, The Voice of Spotify DJ & NYU's Larry Miller
Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 11:00 AM
You won't want to miss this -- an intimate one-on-one between Xavier "X" Jernigan and Larry Miller. X is the Head of Cultural Partnerships & The Voice of Spotify, LITERALLY, the voice and personality behind the world’s first AI DJ, Spotify’s newly launched feature. Larry is a Clinical Professor & Director, Music Business Program, NYU Steinhardt, a music and technology entrepreneur and producer/host of the Musonomics podcast.