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Maffei to Primary Wave Mgmt.

MAFFEI CATCHES A WAVE: Veteran manager Tom Maffei will be heading the West Coast operations for Primary Wave Talent Management, working with management division topper Michael “Blue” Williams. “I’m honored to be part of a company that’s embracing the changing elements in the marketplace,” said Maffei. “Primary Wave embodies a strong entrepreneurial spirit, one that I follow closely as well, making us the perfect team. I am excited to see where this blossoming partnership takes us.” Commented Primary Wave CEO Larry Mestel: “Having worked with Tom previously, I have full faith in his abilities to build and lead our West Coast management office to great success.” Added Williams: “Tom is one of the most gifted managers in the music industry today, and it was imperative that we bring him aboard as Primary Wave Talent Management continues to mature.” Maffei previously held senior marketing positions at Capitol, Elektra, Arista and Priority. He now manages producers Brian Kennedy (Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson, Rascal Flatts), Matty Trump (Fat Joe, Gangstarr, Sam Adams), Troy “Radio” Johnson (Backstreet Boys, Kat Deluna, Jennifer Lopez) and newcomer Ali Tamposi. (11/23a)