Charlie Puth Signs Managment Deal with Ron Laffitte and Maverick
Grammy-nominated singer Charlie Puth has signed with Ron Laffitte at the Maverick management consortium, a rep for the singer confirmed.
Puth will join Laffitte’s roster of clients, which includes Pharrell Williams, OneRepublic, and Backstreet Boys. Maverick is home to Guy Oseary (Madonna, U2), Larry Rudolph (Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus), Cortez Bryant and Gee Roberson (Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj) and SAL-ull name: Wassim "SAL" Slaiby (The Weeknd, who is co-managed by Amir "Cash" Esmailian, who is not involved in Maverick dealings).
Puth was previously managed by Troy Carter of Atom Factory/Coalition Media Group Management. The news comes on the heels of the announcement that Carter has accepted the position of global head of creative services at Spotify.
The 43-year-old former manager of Lady Gaga and John Legend will be the streamer's main domestic advisor who will oversee all artist, songwriter and label relations and report to Stephan Blom, Spotify's New York-based chief strategy and content officer.
In recent years, Carter’s artist roster has dwindled, losing Nelly, Jeremih and Nico & Vinz after the departure of co-president Julius “J” Erving, who joined Maverick in April. Erving was instrumental in signing Puth who, with Wiz Khalifa, scored a No. 1 Billboard hit with “See You Again.”
Another Atom client, Meghan Trainor, recently departed the company for Jeffrey Azoff and Tommy Bruce at Full Stop.
Puth is getting ready to go back out on the road for more tour dates supporting his recent release, Nine Track Mind, which recently went gold.