Weeknd manager Wassim “Sal” Slaiby honored in Fuse Media’s Middle East history course in 2021
Weeknd manager Wassim “Sal” Slaiby was honored in Fuse Media’s Future Middle Eastern history class of 2021.
Merge media multiplatform Future story The series was launched in January 2016 to celebrate “Positive, Proactive and Emerging Leaders and Stories”.
In 2020, this franchise expanded to include an annual “Future Story Class” made up of people who are leading positive change today.
Los Angeles-based Slaiby is the CEO of XO Records, which he co-founded with superstar artist The Weeknd, whom he also directs. Slaiby’s management company is called SALXCO.
In April, Slaiby partnered with Republic Records and parent company Universal Music Group (UMG) to launch Universal Arabic Music (UAM).
Slaiby’s management roster includes over 45 artists, producers and songwriters, including Doja Cat, Swedish House Mafia, French Montana, Bebe Rexha, Metro Boomin, Belly, Ty Dolla Sign, MIA, Bryson Tiller, Brandy and Ali Gatie , among others.
He is also responsible for international partnerships at Anghami, a leading rival of Spotify in the Middle East, which was recently listed on NASDAQ in New York.
The 2021 Middle Eastern History class will be highlighted through a series of short videos that premieres this week:
In addition to Slaiby, The Future Middle Eastern History Class of 2021 includes:
Toni Breidinger, the first Arab-American female NASCAR driver, founder of MuslimGirl.com Amani Al-Khatahtbeh and Eurovision winner Netta Barzilai.Music trade around the world