Music, Technology and the Law
Jan 31, 2018
Waleed Diab
Music, Technology and the Law

Mr. Diab is the recently promoted Director of North America Record Label Business Development, YouTube & Google Play Music. Prior to his November 2017 promotion, he was the Head of North America Record Label Business Development, YouTube & Google Play Music, responsible for managing Google's North American business partnerships with all major and independent recorded music companies for the YouTube Music services. In 2016, Billboard Magazine named Mr. Diab one of "40 Under 40: Music's Top Young Power Player." His work in 2015 with major labels laid the legal groundwork for the launch of YouTube Red, the company’s ad-free subscription service in the United States, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand. Since joining Google in 2011, his work to untangle the web of music licenses helped expand Google Play Music to more than 60 territories worldwide. Mr. Diab holds his Juris Doctor from Yeshiva University's Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and his Bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Maryland.