The Weeknd’s co-managers are now a part of the Maverick family.
According to Billboard, Amir "Cash" Esmailian and Tony W. Sal of XO have joined Guy Oseary’s Maverick, the management group in association with Live Nation Entertainment. Sources tell Billboard that Maverick founder Gee Roberson was instrumental in bringing the duo over.
Cash, who was born in Tehran and raised in Ottawa, was first brought on as a co-manager to The Weeknd in 2011 during the time House of Balloons was out. Sal, who was born in Lebanon and came to Canada during his adolescent years, came on board just before the release of The Trilogy in 2012. Before that, he started a hip-hop label called CP Records in 2002 with a roster that includes Palestinian-Canadian rapper Belly, who is presently signed to Roc Nation and XO.
The Weeknd had a great year in 2015. Coming off the success of “The Hills” and “Can’t Feel My Face,” the singer/songwriter has earned seven nominations in the upcoming Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year. The wins keep stacking up as “Earned It” from Fifty Shades of Grey is also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song.
Oseary, who represents Madonna and U2, recently added Amy Schumer to his Maverick Management roster.