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Democratizing Talent

Democratizing Talent: Guy Oseary, Greyson Chance, NowMov, IndieGoGo and the Future of Talent http://tcrn.ch/9sQsML Good read on the new paths to fame.

Guest writer for Techcrunch,  Shervin Pishevar is SGN founder and Executive Chairman and now an Angel Investor. In the context of one of his Angel investments, Nowmov he talks about being exposed to a young performer.

This boy has the potential to be his generation’s Elton John or Billy Joel. His name is Greyson Chance. It’s a name we will all know.

I immediately shoot an email to my friend, Guy Oseary, the superstar manager to Madonna and many more top stars. The title of the email said, “You must sign him today!!! He’s a superstar!!” Sixty seconds later my iPhone rings and it’s Guy. “I just met with him!”, Guy said. Guy was already on top of it and meeting with him and his mother all day. Meanwhile, over 40 other competing agents were trying to get to them. But when you could have Guy Oseary as your manager why would go anywhere else? The video quickly to over 4 million views in one day, after Ellen then featured it, and has now crossed 20 million views. The next day he performed on Ellen live! (Note: Guy and Greyson just announced that they have officially joined forces!)

No label, no manager to get first (management found him) and 4 million views. YouTube beats waiting tables while attempting to be discovered!

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