Irving Azoff
Ben Miller
United States
2020

The Azoff Company

Irving
Azoff

Chairman / CEO

One of the most successful — and feared — music-industry entrepreneurs of the past 50 years, the famously fiery-tempered Irving Azoff has a sprawling but streamlined portfolio including Full Stop Management (The Eagles, Harry Styles, Nicki Minaj, Bon Jovi, Florida Georgia Line, Roddy Ricch); Oak View Group, a vast live-entertainment firm; performance-rights organization Global Music Rights (which manages songwriting earnings and copyrights for Bruce Springsteen, Bruno Mars, Don Henley, Prince, Shawn Mendes and others); as well as his own investment wing. Despite the pandemic, many of his artists are racking up massive radio and streaming numbers, while Oak View Group has several venue properties in development aiming to be ready for concertgoers once such events are possible again.

Career

  • The Azoff Company
  • Full Stop Management
  • Oak View Group

Education

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

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
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DOJ Sides With Irving Azoff Against Radio Stations

DOJ Sides With Irving Azoff Against Radio Stations

The Department of Justice is taking sides in another hot-button antitrust battle, this time siding with Irving Azoff's upstart music licensing firm against a group representing 10,000 radio stations.The DOJ Antitrust Division filed a brief on Thursday arguing that the Radio Music License Committee may have engaged in illegal price-fixing when it refused to deal with Azoff's firm, Global Music Rights.The DOJ's argument has the potential to topple the long-standing structure of music licensing in the radio business. Under the...

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