To say that Irving Azoff makes being in the music business look easy would be an understatement. After relocating from his hometown of Danville, Illinois, to Los Angeles in the early 1970s, it was only a few years before he was managing the Eagles. He’s since run companies including Ticketmaster and his own Full Stop Management, and has signed artists from Fleetwood Mac and U2 to John Mayer and Lizzo. Despite the immediate success he achieved in the rock ’n’ roll era, though, Azoff thinks today—the age of streaming and social media—is the true musical gold rush. On this week’s episode of Table for Two, Azoff reflects on exactly why the modern entertainment industry is so compelling and delves into the lessons he learned in his early career that he still calls upon all these years later. Hear a preview of the episode below, and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.
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