Irving Azoff
United States

Azoff MSG Entertainment



Others may have made more money or run bigger companies, but no executive in music has done as much as Azoff, a fiery-tempered artist manager for some 50 years. He’s also been CEO of two major record labels — MCA and Giant — and head of the world’s largest live-entertainment company, Live Nation, whose merger with Ticketmaster he oversaw. Currently, he’s running, co-running or overseeing five companies: Full Stop Management (Eagles, Bon Jovi, rapper Travis Scott); the sprawling live-entertainment firm Oak View Group, with its arena alliances and ticketing services; licensing organization Global Music Rights; a venture with Jim Dolan’s Madison Square Garden Company that includes the L.A. Forum; and an investment wing. Safe to say the man is in every corner of the business.


  • Azoff MSG Entertainment
  • Full Stop Management
  • Oak View Group


  • University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign (IL, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
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Nicki Minaj Accuses Travis Scott Manager Irving Azoff of 'Smear Campaign' Against Her Tour

Nicki Minaj Accuses Travis Scott Manager Irving Azoff of 'Smear Campaign' Against Her Tour

Since its launch last week, Nicki Minaj has used her Beats 1 radio show the way Donald Trump uses his Twitter account, as a megaphone both for self-promotion and slamming her perceived enemies. Travis Scott, who beat her out for the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 this week, has been in her crosshairs — she called him the “hoe n---a of the week” on her show — and today it was Scott’s co-manager Irving Azoff getting the treatment."The...


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