Moe Shalizi, the long-time manager of Marshmello, has departed from Red Light Management to form his own full-service management firm, The Shalizi Group.
The new company will represent the likes of Marshmello, Jauz, Sikdope, Southside of 808 Mafia, Sumr Camp, Ookay, Slushii and Ghastly.
The agency will be based in Los Angeles with a staff of 12.
Joining Shalizi at the management firm is COO Krista Carnegie, as well as Adam Chaves, Katie Spotts and Mike Barajas.
Currently on the cover of the Forbes 30 Under 30 issue, Marshmello’s current single Happier featuring Bastille (Astralwerks) is No.1 at pop radio and has hit 1bn streams.
With last year’s collaborations with the likes of Selena Gomez, Migos, Khalid, Logic, and more, Marshmello has clocked over 2bn streams across Spotify alone with over 40 million monthly listeners and is the platform’s No.4 Most Streamed Artist in the World.
In June, Marshmello signed a worldwide publishing administration and sync deal with Kobalt.
Marshmello won his first American Music Award for Best Electronic Artist at the 2018 AMA’s and a 2018 MTV EMA Award for Best Electronic Artist.
“My four years at Red Light were nothing short of amazing and I am forever grateful for all that I learned from some of the best managers in the business.”
“My four years at Red Light were nothing short of amazing and I am forever grateful for all that I learned from some of the best managers in the business,” said Moe Shalizi, Founder of The Shalizi Group.
“Coran Capshaw and Bruce Eskowitz have both been extremely supportive of my decision. I just got to a place where I had a vision that required me to go on my own in order to make it happen.”
“We congratulate him on his success, and we look forward to working with Moe on other projects in the future.”
Bruce Eskowitz, Red Light Management
Bruce Eskowitz, COO at Red Light Management, added “We are proud of what we’ve accomplished with Moe and Marshmello.
“We congratulate him on his success, and we look forward to working with Moe on other projects in the future.
“I wish him nothing but the best of luck. He is a great manager and person and I can’t say enough good things about him and what he’s done and going to do in the future.”Music Business Worldwide