, 2022-07-27 10:01:18,
Guy Oseary has proven himself in every field he’s taken on: as a music manager, as an early digital investor and most recently as an entrepreneur in the emerging world of NFTs and Web3 entertainment.
But for all that, he had privately catered to one bit of insecurity that he finally let go during the downtime imposed by COVID shutdowns.
“A silver lining of the pandemic is that Guy Oseary became a silver fox,” says Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, a longtime friend and now client of Oseary. The two hadn’t seen each other for a year when “I went to an island he was hanging out on, and he was 100% radiant,” the singer continues. “He looked like a friggin’ movie star from the 1930s. Not everybody can pull that off.”
Of Oseary’s confidants, Kiedis is not alone. Says Amy Schumer: “It’s annoying that men can, like, rock the salt-and-pepper and it makes them look sophisticated and gorgeous.”
That Oseary let his hair go gray is not insignificant, as the 49-year-old had been dyeing it for the better part of two decades. The decision to see what was underneath, driven mainly by the pandemic (during which Oseary, his wife, Michelle, and their four children relocated from Los Angeles to Hawaii), was revealing in its own way.
“I didn’t know I had this much gray because I would never know,” says Oseary. “When I was 30 I got, like, a gray hair or two, and I didn’t wait to find out how many more there were.”
It’s understandable that Oseary would want to maintain the appearance of youth. The industry veteran who is Variety’s 2022 Music Mogul of the Year made his reputation as a savvy wunderkind with a magic touch and a relentless drive.
Today, Oseary’s management roster still includes the megastar who put him on the map, Madonna, as well as U2 and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. His digital investments with longtime partner Ashton Kutcher include early bets on Spotify, Airbnb and Nest, among others. Of late, Oseary has been at the center of the action on the Web3 venture Bored Ape Yacht Club, signing BAYC creator Yuga Labs as a management client and, in short order, becoming a partner — and corralling celebrity pals to bring their star power to the marketplace for acquiring Ape characters (Madonna is still mad she didn’t get the one she wanted).
In typical Oseary fashion, as…
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