Qobuz, the high-quality music platform, strengthens its leadership team with two major appointments

After two years at Qobuz as as Head of Quality Assurance and later Chief Customer Officer, Raphaël Ṣẹ́gun Awóṣéyìn has been appointed Chief Marketing Officer at Qobuz. Combining the roles of Chief Customer Officer and Chief Brand Officer, Raphaël is responsible for managing customer relations as well as increasing the image and reputation of the brand internationally. As a member of the Board of Directors, Raphaël oversees the Marketing Department, which is responsible for managing the CRM, customer support, Customer Data and Marketing teams.

A graduate of the Florida Institute of Technology in the United States, Raphaël Ṣẹ́gun Awóṣéyìn began his career as a Quality Assurance Analyst at Progressive Insurance. Wishing to gain international experience, he joined EDHEC Business School in Paris in 2013 and obtained an MBA with a specialisation in Global Leadership & Consulting in 2014. For seven years, he worked for several companies: Axa, Publicis Sapient and Younited Credit, where he dealt with test automation and software quality issues for companies in their digital transformation. He joined Qobuz in 2019 as Head of Quality Assurance and then Chief Customer Officer.

“Qobuz has always had a unique approach, based on passion and respect for music in all its authenticity. My core objective will be to meet the expectations of customers as closely as possible by providing them with a high-quality experience; one that creates a strong and lasting bond, and places Qobuz in the circle of emblematic brands. I am particularly proud to accompany the platform in achieving its ambitious objectives and to consolidate its stature as a pioneer in high-quality sound, both in France and internationally,” says Raphaël Awóṣéyìn, Chief Marketing Officer at Qobuz.

After fifteen years as Editor-in-Chief at Qobuz, Marc Zisman has been appointed Chief Music Officer. His mission is to offer subscribers a premium music experience based on a diverse catalogue and unique, eclectic content. His scope of responsibility covers all Qobuz markets, in France and across the globe.

As a music expert, Marc is responsible for the editorial strategy which involves the production of editorial content, creation of original playlists and expert curation of new releases. He also leads the licensing team in charge of content management, especially in high resolution and digital booklets.

A graduate of Celsa, Marc Zisman began his career as Editor-in-Chief of Guitare et Claviers Magazine. He became General Manager of Music at Amazon in 2000 and then joined Qobuz in 2006, where he took charge of the magazine’s editorial division. Marc Zisman is also the author of the book Le Funk, De James Brown à Prince.

“I am grateful for the trust that Qobuz has placed in me. These new responsibilities will allow me to promote the philosophy and originality of this platform, which is unlike any other. I’m driven to make this uniqueness of Qobuz even more widely known, whether it’s the extensive editorial content or the selections backed by a catalogue of high-quality sound, it’s the most unique worldwide! The eclecticism of the global music offering is highly impressive and Qobuz is there to support its subscribers”, commented Marc Zisman, Chief Music Officer at Qobuz.

Founded in 2007, a pioneer of high-quality sound, Qobuz is the French music streaming and download service that meets the needs of demanding music lovers and audiophiles. Available in 25 countries around the world, in Europe, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America and Japan (Hi-Res download service only). Qobuz offers exclusive editorial content written by a team of experts. With its catalogue of more than 80 million tracks, Qobuz also has the richest choice of high-resolution (Hi-Res) references on the market. Qobuz is licensed for Hi-Res Audio by the Japan Audio Society (JAS).