Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Irving Azoff

Executive Chairman, Live Nation

Irving Azoff is Executive Chairman of Live Nation Entertainment and Chairman and CEO of the Front Line Management Group, the world's largest music management firm. He is the personal manager of the Eagles, who he has managed since 1974, along with Christina Aguilera, Neil Diamond, Van Halen and Steely Dan. Azoff also founded Full Moon Records, home to the soundtracks of Azoff-produced motion pictures including "Urban Cowboy" and "Fast Times at Ridgemont High." In the 1990s, he founded the Azoff Entertainment Company, a joint venture with Time Warner (in 2001, Time Warner acquired his interest in the company). In 1983, Azoff was named chairman and CEO of the MCA Music Entertainment Group, which he revitalized into an industry powerhouse, setting sales and earnings records while diversifying into concert promotion, amphitheater operations and merchandising. In 2008, Azoff was named the Advertising Age "Marketer of the Year" and Pollstar magazine′s "Personal Manager of the Year."

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