Chaku Zulu Joins Spotify as Head of Artist & Talent Relations

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Chaka Zulu

With management client Ludacris, the Atlanta music veteran co-founded Disturbing tha Peace Records in 1995.

Atlanta music veteren Chaka Zulu has joined Spotify in the newly created role of head of artist and talent relations, the manager and label executive announced Monday (April 1) on Instagram.

"With my background, expertise and passion for the music industry and artists, I look at this new position with Spotify as GROWTH, REPRESENTATION and SUPPORT for the artist community further building on what the team has done to foster strong relationships with creators," Zulu wrote. "In my role, I will lead the strategy for how we interact with creators, identifying new and innovative ways to work together. I can't wait to dive into what is sure to be an exciting ride with an amazing and talented team."

Zulu founded Disturbing the Peace with his client Ludacris in 1995. Now a subsidiary of Def Jam, the label and management company currently boasts artists including Shareefa, I-20 and Field Mob on its roster.

Zulu previously served as the vp entertainment of sports marketing at electronics accessory company Monster, the company formerly behind Beats by Dre headphones. More recently, he partnered with singer Akon and DJ Fully Focus on the international music festival Passport Experience Festival (PXP Fest) and served as an executive-producer on the BET docu-series Inside the Label with his brother and frequent business partner Jeff Dixon.