President & Co-Founder
Publicist and co-founder, Rob Goldstone is a former journalist and international marketing director, whose PR clients have included BB King, Virgin Megastores, EMI Music Publishing, TLC, HMV Music, The Hard Rock Café, Steinway & Sons, The Russian Tea Room, and the legendary Friars Club.
Born in the UK, Rob studied as a journalist and by his early 20's worked for a string of daily newspapers and radio stations, including Independent Radio News (IRN/LBC), BRMB Radio, Birmingham Post and Mail, and freelanced for The Sun, and The Sunday Mirror. In 1986, Rob relocated to Sydney to work for the Australian Associated Press where he concentrated on news and entertainment. In 1989, he traveled traveled with Michael Jackson on his 1989 Australian BAD tour — gaining an exclusive insight into the life of this reclusive pop star.
After the tour ended, Rob left journalism and co-founded The Crawford Goldstone Organization with music veteran, Gaynor Crawford. CGO soon became one of the leading music publicity companies in the country, representing many of the major international touring artists, including Cyndi Lauper, Julio Iglesias, James Taylor, Tracy Chapman, BB King, UB40, Simply Red, Marianne Faithful, among dozens of others. Their corporate clients included Saatchi and Saatchi, The Hard Rock Cafe, Virgin Megastores, and HMV.
After returning to England in 1991, Rob was tapped by HMV Group to head up its international marketing division, and in that position oversaw global marketing for the world's largest music retail company in territories including Canada, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Japan, and Australia. His work during this period led to close working relationships with artists, managers, and record labels across the globe. In 1992, Rob moved to the United States where he became HMV’s Vice President of US Marketing.
In 1997, Rob founded Oui 2 Entertainment with David Wilson. Manhattan-based Oui 2 has represented an impressive array of musicians, performers, lifestyle and entertainment brands.
In 2012, Rob began representing Russian pop star Emin as his worldwide publicist and manager. Rob was instrumental in helping bring the 2013 Miss Universe to Moscow, where Emin also performed to an international viewing audience of over a billion people. Other notable achievement with Emin during this time include a performance the Winter Olympics, performing and winning a World Music Award in Monte Carlo, a partnership with music royalty Nile Rogers for the single "Boomerang" which hit #5 on one of Billboard's dance charts. In 2016, Rob secured the PBS special concert: Emin Live from Russia with David Foster which was followed by a sold out American tour capped off with a standing-room only performance at Manhattan’s Lincoln Center. Additionally, Rob secured appearance for Emin on the Today Show, BBC Breakfast, Extra, Fox, Entertainment Tonight, and E!, and features in The Sunday Times, the New York Times, New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, The Independent, GQ, Esquire, OK!, among others.
Rob is currently writing an explosive new book, Pop Stars, Pageants & Presidents: How an Email Trumped My Life, detailing how he found himself at the center of the RussiaGate investigation. The book is scheduled for release summer 2018.
Director & Co-Founder
Originally from Northern California, David Wilson spent much of his 20's traveling overseas before settling down in Sydney where he first began working in public relations.
Over the years, David's clients have included a cross-section of music and entertainment, including Joe Cocker, Lisa Stansfield, Sessions at West 54th Street, Joe Bonamassa, Kelly Price, Warner Bros. Television, Atlantic Records, Anchor Bay Entertainment, Shapiro Bernstein, Steinway & Sons, and the New York Friars Club — including organizing all media and red carpet activities for their Roasts of Quentin Tarantino and Betty White and their galas and events honoring Larry King, Barry Manilow, Tony Bennett and Tom Cruise.
After years of working exclusively with music and entertainment clients, David decided, in 2001, to concentrate on creating a non profit component to the company. Since that time, Oui 2 has worked with such prestigious organizations as the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research at Rockefeller University, the SoHo and TriBeCa Partnerships, the Red Hot Organization, the Madison Square Boys and Girls' Club, Caron New York, The Felix Organization, Creative Visions Foundation, Madison Square Garden of Dreams, the Wayuu Taya Foundation, and the Hope, Help & Relief Haiti gala, with Mary J. Blige as guest performer.