Guy Oseary

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Guy Oseary
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Oseary in 2013
Background information
Native name גיא עוזרי
Born (1972-10-03) October 3, 1972 (age 42)
Jerusalem, Israel
Origin California
Occupation(s) Talent manager, businessman
Years active 1987–present
Labels Maverick
Associated acts Madonna, U2, Alicia Keys

Guy Harley Oseary (Hebrew: גיא עוזרי‎; born October 3, 1972) is an Israeli American talent manager and businessman who began his career in entertainment at 17 at what was to become Maverick. He is Madonna's manager and in November 2013 was appointed as the manager of Irish rock band U2 following the departure of their long-time manager Paul McGuinness.[1]

Maverick[edit]

Further information: Maverick (company)

At the age of 17, Guy Oseary joined Maverick Records as an A&R executive, and then rose through the ranks to chairman, developing a roster of artists that included The Prodigy, Alanis Morissette, Deftones, The Wreckers, Paul Oakenfold, Michelle Branch, Summercamp and soundtracks on such film series as Austin Powers, The Matrix and Kill Bill. Oseary guided Maverick to sell over 100 million albums worldwide and secured its spot as one of the industry's leading boutique labels.

As part of Maverick Films, Oseary executive produced Rob Zombie’s first two ventures into feature filmmaking: House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects; and four films of The Twilight Saga: Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn – Part 1. He also serves as executive producer on NBC's Last Call with Carson Daly and New Year's Eve with Carson Daly.[2]

Untitled Entertainment[edit]

In May 2004, Guy Oseary partnered with Jason Weinberg and Stephanie Simon to become a principal in Untitled Entertainment, a management company with offices in Beverly Hills and New York City. Untitled's list of clients includes Penélope Cruz, Demi Moore, Jeremy Renner, Alex Rodriguez, Hilary Swank, Uma Thurman, Sofía Vergara and Naomi Watts. In 2005, Oseary became the manager for his longtime business partner Madonna and guided her through the Confessions Tour, Sticky & Sweet Tour, and The MDNA Tour, which among the highest-grossing concert tours of all time. He won Top Manager at the Billboard Touring Awards in 2006 and 2009.[3][4] In 2007, Guy Oseary negotiated a 360 deal partnering Madonna with Live Nation worth $120 million.[5] On 12 November 2013 it was announced that Guy Oseary would be replacing Paul McGuinness as manager of U2 in a $30 million deal which would see Live Nation buy both Maverick and U2's management company Principle Management. McGuinness was quoted as saying “I have long regarded Guy Oseary as the best manager of his generation, and there is no one else I would have considered to take over the day-to-day running of our business.”[6] In 2014, Oseary became a manager for Alicia Keys.[7]

Other work[edit]

Michael Arrington interviewing Oseary and Ashton Kutcher at TechCrunch Disrupt 2013 in New York

Guy Oseary has authored four books, including a book on Jewish influences in the music industry titled Jews Who Rock. His second book, On the Record, is a collection of first-hand accounts on how to break into the music industry from many of the most successful artists, producers and executives.[8] He also authored two coffee table books with his own photography of Madonna's 2006 and 2008–09 tours respectively titled "Madonna: Confessions" and "Madonna: Sticky & Sweet".[9][10]

Oseary, along with Ashton Kutcher and Ronald Burkle, is a co-founder at A-Grade Investments, a venture capital firm that has made numerous investments in companies such as Airbnb, Foursquare, Shazam, SoundCloud, Spotify and Uber.[11] In 2010, Madonna and Oseary founded gym chain Hard Candy Fitness. They've also partnered with Iconix Brand Group to launch the lifestyle brand "Truth or Dare by Madonna."

Guy Oseary appears in cameos in movies such as Charlie's Angels, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, or most recently, You Don't Mess with the Zohan.[2] He also made a cameo in Madonna's 1992 music video for her single "Deeper and Deeper", in which he appears as a dancer with an afro wig in a club.

Personal life[edit]

Guy Oseary attended Beverly Hills High School.[12] He is married to Brazilian model Michelle Alves, with whom he has three children.[13]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Lewis, Randy (November 15, 2013). "U2 manager Paul McGuinness turning reins over to Guy Oseary". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Guy Oseary". IMDb. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Stones, Madonna Honored At Billboard Touring Awards". Billboard. November 9, 2006. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Madonna Takes Top Honors At Billboard Touring Awards". Billboard. November 5, 2009. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  5. ^ Waddell, Ray (October 16, 2007). "Update: Madonna Confirms Deal With Live Nation". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  6. ^ Sisario, Ben (November 12, 2013). "Live Nation Nears a Deal for Managers of Music Acts". The New York Times. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  7. ^ Halperin, Shirley (July 18, 2014). "Alicia Keys Signs With Madonna Manager Guy Oseary". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Madonna in Guy Oseary's book on the record industry". Madonna.com. November 2, 2004. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Madonna: Confessions". powerHouse Books. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Madonna: Sticky & Sweet". powerHouse Books. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  11. ^ Hampp, Andrew (May 1, 2013). "Guy Oseary and Ashton Kutcher’s A-GRade Receives $100 Million Valuation". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  12. ^ Mcshane, Larry (July 6, 2008). "Madonna's other Guy is link between A-Rod, Lenny Kravitz". Daily News. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Guy Oseary & Michelle Alves’ Beach Babes". Celebrity Baby Scoop. December 9, 2012. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 

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