Irving Azoff
United States

Azoff MSG Entertainment



Azoff has been a major player in the music business as an artist manager and executive for nearly half a century. His Azoff Co. banner incorporates Fullstop Management, the sprawling live-entertainment firm Oak View Group, with its arena alliances and ticketing services, and licensing organization Global Music Rights. The former head of Live Nation Entertainment, Azoff had headed a joint venture with Jim Dolan’s MSG since 2013 that led to the refurbishment of the L.A. Forum, among other deals. But in December 2018, he bought out MSG’s 50 percent stake for $125 million. The mogul and his wife, Shelli, also expanded their horizons into the culinary scene with the acquisition of two iconic L.A. restaurants, Nate ’n Al Delicatessen and the Apple Pan burger house.


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


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

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 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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