Guy Oseary

  1. Inside Guy Oseary and Paul McGuinness' $30M Live Nation Deal: New Roles, More Leverage and Music From U2

    November 13, 2013 5:37 PM EST As Guy Oseary and Paul McGuinness prep a $30 million deal to merge their management companies under Live Nation, more details have emerged about the pair’s respective plans. U2, McGuinness’ top client at Principle Management, is prepping a n ...

  2. Live Nation In Negotiations to Buy Management Companies of U2, Madonna (Report)

    November 12, 2013 7:25 PM EST Live Nation is negotiating to buy the management companies behind U2 and Madonna, according to the New York Times , citing people with direct knowledge of the deals. Live Nation would reportedly pay more than $30 million for both Principle ...

  3. Backbeat: Backstage at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards

    May 20, 2013 7:19 PM EDT LAS VEGAS – Being backstage at any televised awards show is a crazy, surreal scene, and last night’s Billboard Music Awards lived up to that standard in fine fashion: Jabbawockeez and countless other dancers charging through, giant lion statues ...

  4. Guy Oseary and Ashton Kutcher’s A-GRade Receives $100 Million Valuation

    May 01, 2013 4:26 PM EDT Guy Oseary’s A-GRade, a fund he launched in partnership with Ashton Kutcher and billionaire Ron Burkle in 2010, announced a $100 million valuation at Techcrunch’s Disrupt NY conference on Wednesday. In a panel discussion with Techcrunch founder ...

  5. 40 Under 40: Guy Oseary

    August 02, 2012 3:33 PM EDT Guy Oseary Partner, Untitled Entertainment; Manager, Madonna Twitter: @guyoseary Investing In MDNA And More A music business manager that doesn't seek a public profile, but nevertheless has nearly 100,000 followers on Twitter, is clearly at t ...

  6. Guy Oseary on Madonna's 'MDNA': The Art of the Album Roll-Out

    April 04, 2012 8:26 AM EDT When Madonna's twelfth album, MDNA, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 today with Nielsen SoundScan-certified sales of 359,000, she'll not only have the biggest first week of the year, but will instantly reinstate her place at the top ...

  7. Madonna Didn't Change 'Girl Gone Wild' Single Title Because of Joe Francis, Rep Says

    February 28, 2012 4:20 PM EST Madonna did not switch the name of her latest single to thwart legal action fromGirls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis, her representative, Liz Rosenberg, tells The Hollywood Reporter. How Madonna's Second 'MDNA' Single 'Girls Gon ...

  8. Seymour Stein's Friends, Fans and Colleagues Pay Tribute

    January 23, 2012 9:11 AM EST For a video tribute on Billboard.biz, artists and executives offered their perspectives on Seymour Stein. Here are excerpts of those interviews. "He doesn't have a cynical bone in his body. You say, 'Hey, I really believe in this ar ...

  9. Man Who Leaked Madonna Song Arrested in Spain: Report

    December 21, 2011 5:45 PM EST Madonna may yet get to the bottom of who leaked a demo of her single "Give Me All Your Love" in November, as Spanish authorities arrested a 31-year-old man in Zaragoza, Spain today and charged him with the crime, according to a report fr ...

  10. Madonna's Deal With Live Nation-Interscope Worth $40 Million - New Album Coming in March

    December 15, 2011 8:07 AM EST Madonna's new album is finished and will be released in March 2012 on Interscope Records, the label and Live Nation Entertainment announced on Thursday morning. The deal, which has been rumored for weeks, was confirmed by sources to Billboard ...

  11. Madonna Signs With Interscope, Source Confirms

    December 14, 2011 9:06 AM EST Madonna has signed with Interscope, a source close to the situation confirmed to Billboard.biz Wednesday morning (Dec. 14). According to a report in the New York Post , the singer will continue the 10-year multi-rights deal with Live Nation -- sai ...

  12. Madonna Officially Playing Super Bowl Halftime

    December 05, 2011 7:30 AM EST After months of speculation, Madonna has officially been named as the performer at the Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show. The NFL and NBC made the announcement during the network's "Sunday Night Football" matchup between the New Orleans ...

  13. Madonna, Manager Respond to 'Give Me All Your Love' Single Leak

    November 09, 2011 7:00 PM EST In response to the leak of a demo of Madonna's new single, "Give Me All Your Love," the diva says, "My true fans wouldn't do this." She said that to her manager, Guy Oseary, who took to his Twitter account ( @guyosear ...

  14. The Universal-Live Nation Deal: What It Means, and What It Probably Doesn't

    September 20, 2011 11:19 AM EDT The news of the new relationship between UMG and Live Nation and its Ticketmaster and Front Line divisions raises a lot of questions -- only some of which have relatively straightforward answers. Given the immense size and reach of the two compani ...

  15. Turntable.fm Reveals iPhone App, Music-Industry Heavy Hitters Behind Funding

    September 13, 2011 4:46 PM EDT Turntable.fm is coming off a hot summer , and today revealed a bit more information about some old funding and new services. The main news is that it officially unveiled its mobile app, the details of which leaked late last week, which essentially ...

  16. Abe Burns: 30 Under 30

    July 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Abe Burns Digital Operations, Guy Oseary No two days are alike for Abe Burns, 27, who runs digital operations for the digital ventures and management company of Guy Oseary. For starters, Burns works with the Oseary client roster that includes Mado ...

  17. SoundCloud Receives Investment from Ashton Kutcher's A-Grade Fund, Passes 5 Million Users

    June 15, 2011 3:01 PM EDT Sound-sharing site SoundCloud has received an undisclosed amount from A-Grade Fund, the venture capital fund led by actor Ashton Kutcher, artist manager/entrepreneur Guy Oseary and billionaire investor Ron Burkle. At the same time, the company ann ...

  18. Groupon and Live Nation Partner On GrouponLive, Ticket Discount Site

    May 09, 2011 11:30 AM EDT After a year of mass discounting, some of it maligned as a reactive strategy that devalued the live music experience, Live Nation will come at discounting from a different angle this year with a partnership with Groupon to develop an online ticket ...

  19. Live Nation Puts In Bid For Warner Recorded Music

    March 31, 2011 4:59 PM EDT Live Nation, the concert and ticketing company, has put in a bid for the Warner Music Group. The emergence of Live Nation as one of the bidders for the Warner Music Group brings to three the number of strategic players involved in the auction. But ...

  20. Madonna About To Record New LP, Irving Azoff Says

    February 11, 2011 10:01 AM EST It looks like Madonna is preparing to enter the studio to record a new album, the first under her $100 million multi-rights deal with Live Nation, which another lucrative tour seems likely as well. "They tell me Madonna is about to record, so ...

  21. Stones, Madonna Honored At Billboard Touring Awards

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Event held Nov. 9. The Rolling Stones' Bigger Bang tour was a big winner at the Billboard Touring Awards, which were given out tonight (Nov. 9) in the Grand Ballroom at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The awards, based on box-office figures ...

  22. Mary J. Blige To Headline New Year's Bash

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST New studio album arrives Dec. 20. Grammy winner Mary J. Blige is confirmed to headline the Chevy Stage in New York's Times Square during NBC's "New Year's Eve With Carson Daly." No stranger to music-related initiatives, Ch ...

  23. Retail Steaming Over Alanis' Starbucks Deal

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music merchants dismayed over six-week exclusive. Traditional music retailers say they are dismayed that Alanis Morissette's new acoustic version of "Jagged Little Pill" (Maverick) will be sold exclusively at Starbucks for a six-wee ...

  24. Maverick/WMG Case Raised Unanswered Issues of Precedent

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT While most attorneys surveyed by ELW view the settlement of the litigation between Maverick Records, which was co-founded by Madonna, and Warner Music Group as the smart thing to do, some are disappoi NEW YORK -- While most attorneys surveyed by E ...

  25. Maverick Staff Faces Layoffs

    June 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT GM Savage among expected cuts. With the Warner Music Group taking control of Maverick Records, look for the label's staff to be reduced by more than half when it moves to Warner Bros. Records' headquarters in Burbank, Calif. Sources say ...

  26. Warner, Maverick Settle Suits, Extend Ties

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WMG to buy majority stake; Oseary to re-up. Warner Music Group says it has reached an agreement in principle with Maverick Records to settle their litigation and extend the Maverick joint venture. WMG will purchase the separate interests held in M ...

  27. Warner, Maverick Settle Suits, Extend Ties

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WMG to buy majority stake; Oseary to re-up. Warner Music Group says it has reached an agreement in principle with Maverick Records to settle their litigation and extend the Maverick joint venture. WMG will purchase the separate interests held in M ...

  28. Maverick Disputes WMG's Loss Claim

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An attorney for Maverick Records is disputing a claim by Warner Music Group that the label has lost $66 million since 1999. Bert Fields, the attorney representing Maverick in its legal tussle with WMG An attorney for Maverick Records is disputing ...

  29. Maverick Disputes WMG's Loss Claim

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An attorney for Maverick Records is disputing a claim by Warner Music Group that the label has lost $66 million since 1999. Bert Fields, the attorney representing Maverick in its legal tussle with WMG An attorney for Maverick Records is disputing ...

  30. Court Filing: Maverick Has Lost $66 Million

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group claims in newly released court papers that Madonna's Maverick Records has lost $66 million since 1999. The labels are in a dispute over the value of Maverick and who will control it Warner Music Group claims in newly releas ...

  31. Court Filing: Maverick Has Lost $66 Million

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group claims in newly released court papers that Madonna's Maverick Records has lost $66 million since 1999. The labels are in a dispute over the value of Maverick and who will control it Warner Music Group claims in newly releas ...

  32. WMG Seeks Judgment Against Maverick

    March 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group (WMG) yesterday (March 24) filed an action seeking a declaratory judgment against Madonna's label Maverick Records, a source confirms. Warner Music Group (WMG) yesterday (March 24) filed an action seeking a declaratory judg ...

  33. Maverick Files Suit Against Warner

    March 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST As expected, Madonna's Maverick Records label today (March 25) sued Warner Music Group (WMG), Time Warner Inc. and Warner Bros. Records, alleging that they breached a joint-venture agreement. The acti As expected, Madonna's Maverick Reco ...

  34. WMG Seeks Judgment Against Maverick

    March 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group (WMG) yesterday (March 24) filed an action seeking a declaratory judgment against Madonna's label Maverick Records, a source confirms. Warner Music Group (WMG) yesterday (March 24) filed an action seeking a declaratory judg ...