MALIBU, CALIF. (CelebrityAccess) Wayne Sharp, VP of Global Touring at Career Artist Management, has announced he has left the company to form Canal Street Music Management, bringing with him clients B-52s and Rick Springfield.
“Canal Street’s focus will be on iconic artists and will deliver them the respect, passion and service they deserve,” Sharp said. “We feel we can bring new energy and contemporary ideas to established artsts who wish to remain successful in today’s highly crowded and competitive recording, touring and branding fields.”
Sharp is launching the company in partnership with Crush Music, whose co-founder, Jonathan Daniel, added, “Wayne is music for life. That’s the church we belong to here at Crush. Hopefully, he won’t have to bail me out of jail again.
Sharpe is exiting Career Artist Management where he worked with Jordan Feldstein, manager of Maroon 5 who recently passed away.
Sharpe began his career as senior VP of concerts at Madison Square Garden and Wilkins Management where he worked with acts like Harry Connick Jr. and Branford Marsalis. He is a veteran of CAA, former manager at Pee Wee Herman Productions, former tour manager for KISS and former talent buyer at Barry Mendelson Presents.
The company’s name is a nod to Sharp’s hometown of New Orleans where he worked at Saenger Theater located on Canal Street. The announcement notes that Sharp did indeed bail Daniel out of New Orleans’ Central Lockup in 1985.
Further information was unavailable at press time.