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Wayne Kamemoto

Wayne Kamemoto

Partner


Business Management

Encino, CA


Wayne Kamemoto continues to maintain his relationships with Grammy-award winning/multi-platinum artists he has serviced since 1994. He also nurtures developing acts and services a myriad of talent in entertainment. He benefits his clients by utilizing his network to help structure business deals within the entertainment industry.

Wayne has been recognized as one of the entertainment industry’s top business managers by Billboard.

Wayne received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting at the University of Southern California. He began his career with eight years at the international Big Four accounting firm Deloitte where he was a Tax Manager specializing in individual and corporate taxaxtion. Combining these skills with his interest in entertainment, this was followed by eight years at an international business management firm. There, Wayne managed the financial affairs of A-list entertainment clients, including actors, models, recording artists, record labels and event promoters. Since 1999, Wayne has been responsible for managing and consulting for music festivals across the U.S. that have attracted up to 70,000 people in a single day. In 2005, Wayne joined David Weise & Associates (DWA) as a Partner. With Partner David Weise, Wayne co-founded Safe ‘n Sound Royalty Management in November 2005 (now a division of DWA). In 2013, he strategized the establishment of the DWA UK office. Wayne is a CPA and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). He is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Wayne is an active supporter of his alma mater, USC, including his role as a mentor to The Fam (a music industry club). He has also supported UCLA’s effort to fight childhood cancer via their partnership with the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation, where he has been recognized as a Top Fundraiser for 11 years.