Daniel Weisman – President :: Daniel Weisman founded Elitaste, Inc. in February of 2008 with Interscope/Allido recording artist Wale as his flagship artist. Born and raised in Los Angeles but high schooled in New England, Daniel graduated from Emory University in 2004 with a double major in African American Studies and Journalism and a minor in History. During his college years in Atlanta, he began putting his knowledge to work as a DJ, eventually switching gears to club promoting, producing high high-profile weekly parties for college students featuring the likes of Ciara (celebrating her first #1 Billboard hit “Goodies”), Jazze Pha, Chingy, Nappy Roots, Killer Mike, 112, T.I., Akon, Cee-Lo, Dallas Austin, Da Brat, Jagged Edge, Eightball and MJG, J-Kwon and others. He also wrote about movies, music and culture for The Emory Wheel, INSite Magazine, The Sunday Paper and RollingOut Urbanstyle Weekly. After graduating from Emory in December 2004, Daniel moved back to Los Angeles and entered the agent training program at United Talent Agency. He began his training in the mailroom, worked his way onto a desk in the motion picture talent and literary department in less than a month, working with clients such as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Seann William Scott, Ryan Reynolds, Cillian Murphy, Broken Lizard (SUPER TROOPERS), Curtis Hanson and Chris Nolan. After an enriching year at UTA, he realized Hollywood agenting wasn’t for him and he bid adieu to try his hand in the music business and has since signed all three of his acts–Wale, Mike Posner and PRGz–to major label deals, in addition to building successful touring, licensing and endorsement properties with all of his artists. Daniel has a knack for spotting emerging talent and prides himself on being a purveyor of dirty south, crunk and hyphy music long before Lil’ Jon was saying “YEAH!” Daniel likes to, how do you say? Keep it real. Daniel Weisman
Kevin Delaney – Manager/Director of Marketing and Brand Alliances :: A graduate of San Diego State University and native of Orange County, CA, Kevin Delaney is the latest addition to the Elitaste team. Most recently serving as the marketing director for apparel giant LRG, a company he was with since their inception, Kevin was responsible for spearheading LRG’s brand collaborations with T-Mobile Sidekick, Casio G-Shock, Monster Cable, Victoria Skim Boards, Suzuki Motorcycles, Burton Snowboards, EA Sports, New Era and Oakley. Kevin brings an endless rolodex, a zest for what’s next and unparalleled taste to his new position at Elitaste. In addition to marketing and branding, Kevin oversees the day-to-day for hip hop artist Shawn Chrystopher.