Irving Azoff is an American entertainment executive and president of Full Stop Management, which represents recording artists. Since September 2013, he has been Chairman and CEO of Azoff MSG Entertainment, a joint venture with The Madison Square Garden Company. Previously, he was President and CEO of Ticketmaster Entertainment and Executive Chairman of Live Nation Entertainment and CEO of Front Line Management. He is also a member of the board of directors of Starz Inc. and IMG. In 2012, he surpassed Billboard's Power 100 and was named the most powerful person in the music business.
|Born||December 12, 1947, Danville, IL|
|Known for||Chairman and CEO of Azoff MSG Entertainment|
|Children||Jaye Azoff, Allison Statter, Jeffrey Azoff, Cameron Azoff|
CEO of Ticketmaster and founder of Azoff Music Management Group. He managed musical artists from Jewel to Van Halen.
He began promoting and booking bands while attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a way to earn money.
He managed Morrissey from The Smiths.
His short height of 5'3" may have been the inspiration for Short People by Randy Newman, who didn't like his aggressive ways.
He co-produced the film Fast Times at Ridgemont High starring Sean Penn.
MCA record. American music director. Leaders of the United States Music Industry