Snapchat Hires Warner Executive Maaliq Joseph as Head of Music Artist Partnerships

Snapchat owner Snap has hired Maaliq Joseph as the Music Artist Partnerships Manager within its Talent Partnerships team.

Snap says the nomination is part of the company’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 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 grow relationships with artists on the platform, supporting strategic content opportunities.

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

Prior to WMG, Joseph spent three years at the Creative Artists Agency (CAA) under Global Hip-Hop/R&B Manager Mark Cheatham, handling tours and bookings for artists such as Cardi B, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Fetty Wap, Young Thug, Anthony Hamilton. and more.

Prior to CAA, he started out in the music industry as an intern for super-producer Harmony Samuels.

Earlier this month, the Snapchat owner was sued by the Swiss collecting 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.The music industry around the world