Guy Oseary

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Guy Oseary
גיא עוזרי
Guy Oseary.jpg
Oseary in 2013
Born (1972-10-03) October 3, 1972 (age 49)
Jerusalem, Israel
CitizenshipUnited States
EducationBeverly Hills High School
OccupationTalent manager
Years active1987–present
Known forManager of Madonna and U2
Notable work
On the Record
TelevisionLast Call with Carson Daly (executive producer)
Spouse(s)
(m. 2017)
Children4
AwardsBillboard Touring Awards
(Top Manager; 2006, 2009)

Guy Harley Oseary (Hebrew: גיא עוזרי‎; born October 3, 1972) is an Israeli-American talent manager and writer. His clients include Madonna and U2.[1]

Biography[edit]

Guy Oseary was born on October 3, 1972, in Jerusalem, to a Jewish family.[2] He was raised in California and attended Beverly Hills High School.[3] Together since 2006, he married Brazilian model Michelle Alves on October 24, 2017. They have four children together.[4][5]

Career[edit]

Oseary began as an independent A&R rep in 1989 at the age of 17, he soon became one of the first employees of Madonna's Maverick record label in 1992.[6]

At the age of 19, 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.[7]

In May 2004, 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. In 2005, Oseary became the manager for his longtime business partner Madonna and guided her through the Confessions Tour (2006), Sticky & Sweet Tour (2008–09), and The MDNA Tour (2012), which are among the highest-grossing concert tours of all time. He won Top Manager at the Billboard Touring Awards in 2006 and 2009.[8][9] In 2007, Oseary negotiated a 360 deal partnering Madonna with Live Nation worth $120 million.[10] On November 12, 2013, it was announced that 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."[11] Oseary is also the manager for Amy Schumer and the manager of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.[12]

In March 2020, Oseary stepped down from his role at Maverick.[13] In October 2020, Oseary co-founded Pearpop with Cole Mason.[14]

Other work[edit]

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

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.[15] 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."[16][17]

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.[18] He co-founded Sound Ventures with Ashton Kutcher three years later to focus on sectors ranging from micro-mobility and insurance to fintech and medtech.[19]

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."

Oseary appears in cameos in movies such as Charlie's Angels, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, and You Don't Mess with the Zohan.[7] 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.

Charity[edit]

In honor of his 46th birthday, Oseary launched Good Today (previously Good St.), a non-profit platform democratizing philanthropy and activism by making it easy and meaningful to give charity to hundreds of new causes and organizations across the globe.[20]

References[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. ^ "Sex, Drugs and…Lots of Jews?". jewishjournal.com. The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. November 9, 2000. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  3. ^ Mcshane, Larry (July 6, 2008). "Madonna's other Guy is link between A-Rod, Lenny Kravitz". Daily News. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  4. ^ "Michelle Alves". New York. Retrieved February 13, 2015.
  5. ^ "Guy Oseary & Michelle Alves' Beach Babes". Celebrity Baby Scoop. December 9, 2012. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  6. ^ "U2 and Madonna Manager Guy Oseary Is Trying to Reinvent the Music Biz". Billboard. October 17, 2014. Retrieved September 1, 2020.
  7. ^ a b "Guy Oseary". IMDb. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  8. ^ "Stones, Madonna Honored At Billboard Touring Awards". Billboard. November 9, 2006. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  9. ^ "Madonna Takes Top Honors At Billboard Touring Awards". Billboard. November 5, 2009. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  10. ^ Waddell, Ray (October 16, 2007). "Update: Madonna Confirms Deal With Live Nation". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  11. ^ Sisario, Ben (November 12, 2013). "Live Nation Nears a Deal for Managers of Music Acts". The New York Times. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  12. ^ "CHILI PEPPERS SAY HE'S THEIR GUY". HITS Daily Double. Retrieved April 24, 2021.
  13. ^ Herman, Shirley Halperin,James Patrick; Halperin, Shirley; Herman, James Patrick (May 28, 2020). "Madonna, U2 Manager Guy Oseary No Longer Running Maverick; What Does it Mean for the Collective?". Variety. Retrieved July 6, 2021.
  14. ^ Sternlicht, Alexandra. "PearPop Just Raised $16 Million From Alexis Ohanian, Snoop Dogg, Amy Schumer And Others To Monetize TikTok Clout Sharing". Forbes. Retrieved September 1, 2021.
  15. ^ "Madonna in Guy Oseary's book on the record industry". Madonna.com. November 2, 2004. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  16. ^ "Madonna: Confessions". powerHouse Books. Archived from the original on October 23, 2014. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  17. ^ "Madonna: Sticky & Sweet". powerHouse Books. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  18. ^ Hampp, Andrew (May 1, 2013). "Guy Oseary and Ashton Kutcher's A-GRade Receives $100 Million Valuation". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  19. ^ "Ashton Kutcher's Sound Ventures Looks to Raise New Fund | Los Angeles Business Journal". labusinessjournal.com. Retrieved June 29, 2021.
  20. ^ "With Sean Rad signed on as board member, Good Today launches new tool for company-wide donations". TechCrunch. Retrieved July 6, 2021.

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