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Linda Ronstadt Sells Her Songs to Irving Azoff

by Paul Cashmere @paulcashmere

Linda Ronstadt is the latest artist to sell her recorded music catalogue.

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David Crosby, A Day On The Green, Ros O'Gorman, Photo

David Crosby Sells Catalogue To Irving Azoff


David Crosby has become the latest rock legend to sell his back catalogue to music mogul Irving Azoff’s Iconic Artists Group.

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Mike Love, The Beach Boys Rod Laver Arena 2012. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Irving Azoff Buys Up The Beach Boys


The Beach Boys have landed a deal with music mogul Irving Azoff’s Iconic Artists Group, which means the company owns their entire brand, including their master recordings, the rights to their band name and a share of their publishing rights and memorabilia.

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Rob Halford of Judas Priest at Download Melbourne 2019 photo by Mary Boukouvalas

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Chooses Whitney Houston Over Judas Priest and Richie Faulkner Is Pissed

by Paul Cashmere

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has another limp dick year with Whitney Houston chosen over Motorhead, Soundgarden, MC5 and Judas Priest.

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Irving Azoff Acquires Prince Released And Unreleased Recording Rights

by Paul Cashmere

Global Music Rights, a company founded by Irving Azoff in 2014, has acquired the rights for all released and unreleased Prince songs.

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Irving Azoff Leads Charge With Coalition Of Artists For Copyright Change

by Paul Cashmere

Irving Azoff, one of the most powerful music men in the world, is taking charge of a coalition of artists including Don Henley, Bryan Adams and Rod Stewart, to take on Congress over Copyright change.

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Clive Davis To Honor Irving Azoff At Pre-Grammy Party

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Irving Azoff has been selected as the honoree at this year’s Pre-Grammy Gala on Sunday, February 14 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.

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Eagles Add Three More Forum LA Shows

by Paul Cashmere

Eagles will perform three more shows in Los Angeles for the reopening of The Forum in January.

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The Beatles And Fleetwood Mac Sign New Deals

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

The Beatles’ Apple Corps Ltd. have signed a new agreement with Bravado, the worldwide merchandising branch of Universal Music Group, to handle the licensing of official Fab Four products in North America.

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Irving Azoff Confirms No European Tour For Van Halen

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Oh, here we go. It’s like the Rolling Stones all last year with “We’re playing live”/”No we’re not” back and forth between group members.

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Irving Azoff Quits Live Nation

by Paul Cashmere

Live Nation Entertainment Chairman Irving Azoff has resigned from the company, effective immediately.

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Van Halen sign with Interscope. Photo by Robert Yager

Check Out The Van Halen Official Interscope Photo

by Paul Cashmere

Van Halen have officially signed with Interscope Records and this week had the official photo taken.

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Live Nation and Universal Create Joint Venture

by Paul Cashmere

The world’s largest record company has joined forces with the world’s biggest touring and management company. Live Nation and Universal Music have done a deal.

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