Irving Azoff: The Last Word

How powerful is Irving Azoff? So powerful that last year’s Power 100 list-topper arguably got more influential when he stepped down as chairman of Live Nation. After all, at Live Nation he had a specific agenda. Now the industry’s most legendary whirling dervish can apply his unmatchable contacts file and ambition wherever he sees fit, while maintaining his top-grossing management stable that includes the Eagles, Christina Aguilera, Van Halen and Steely Dan, as well as newcomers like Cassadee Pope and Chris Mann.

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