Irving Azoff

Chairman/CEO, Azoff MSG Entertainment

He's back and he's ready to change the game again, with the new Azoff MSG Entertainment buying up companies and readying a challenge to ASCAP and BMI


Irving Azoff is one of the few on this list whose influence is measured not by the company he's associated with but by the charisma, savvy and sheer chutzpah of the man himself. Azoff's well-earned reputation for changing the game precedes him to such a degree that, whatever his current gig, the music industry always wonders what his next move will be.

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