Snapchat hires Warner exec Maaliq Joseph as Manager of Music Artists Partnerships

Snapchat owner Snap has hired Maaliq Joseph as Manager of Music Artists Partnerships on its Talent Partnerships team.

Snap says that the appointment comes as part of the firm’s “ongoing commitment to supporting artists and the global music industry”.

Joseph joins Snap this week, based in Los Angeles, after spending three years at Warner Music Group as a Manager, Artist Development/Touring.

At WMG, he worked with artists like Saweetie, NLE Choppa, Isaiah Rashad, Wale, Earl Sweatshirt, Freddie Gibbs, Omah Lay, Baby Tate, Shordie Shordie, Erica Banks and more.

In this new role, Snap says Joseph will help manage and develop relationships with artists on the platform, supporting strategic content opportunities.

He will report to Francis Roberts, Snap’s Head of Creator Partnerships.

Before WMG, Joseph spent three years at Creative Artists Agency (CAA) under Mark Cheatham, Global Head of Hip Hop/R&B, handling touring and booking for artists including Cardi B, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Fetty Wap, Young Thug, Anthony Hamilton and more.

Prior to CAA, he started in the music industry interning for super-producer Harmony Samuels.

Earlier his month, Snapchat’s owner was sued by Swiss collection society for ‘refusing to pay authors and publishers for music on its platform’

Snapchat entered into a multi-year partnership with Live Nation last month.Music Business Worldwide