Aside from his own music, much of Marshmello’s rise in stardom can be attributed to the business acumen of his manager, Moe Shalizi, and the management firm by which he is employed, Red Light. Or, was employed… According to a report from Billboard which cites unnamed sources, Shalizi is gearing up to leave Red Light and start his own firm.
Shalizi’s own roster at Red Light is formidable in the dance music world, including Jauz, Ookay, Slushii, Ghastly, Sikdope and Southside of 808 Mafia, whom Shalizi would all be taking with him to his new firm. Shalizi joined Red Light Management in 2014 after Jauz broke out with the hit “Feel The Volume.” The following year, he debuted the Marshmello project and the rest is history.
Both Shalizi and Marshmello were recently featured in Forbes 30 Under 30 list.
This wouldn’t be a particularly major hit to Red Light, which also manages Tiësto, Odesza, Ferry Corsten and others, but it would still hurt as Marshmello is currently the 13th most listened to artist on Spotify.
Shalizi declined to comment when reached out to.
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