WPU Music Biz Student Alan Rogozin's Research: Irving Azoff
Arguably the most influential person in the music industry, Irving Azoff has had his hands in the careers of many artists ranging from The Eagles to Christina Aguilera and many more.

Irving Azoff knows more about the music industry than the next 10 top industry people combined.  He’s been a manager, run a label, been in charge of Live Nation, and is now the boss of Global Music Rights, the fourth (of the now-Big 4) American performance rights organization.  Watch this 20+ minute chat he has with David Israelite, the president of the National Music Publishers Association (another very smart guy).  There’s some great stuff here.  Give it some time.

Watch Irving Azoff Talk Publishing & Licensing


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Professor David Philp is Assistant Professor Music Management & Popular Music Studies at William Paterson University. He is the co-host of the only FREE advice college radio-based music & entertainment industry talk show in America, Music Biz 101 & More, which airs live most Wednesday nights and is available as a podcast HERE every night (days too).  Your favorite professor is also co-author (with Dr. Steve Marcone) of Managing Your Band – 6th Edition.  Reach him at PhilpD@wpunj.edu or find him on LinkedIn HERE.

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