Room One
16:30 - 18:00

A true industry legend, Irving Azoff – artist manager, venue exec, investor, artist advocate, one-time Ticketmaster CEO and Billboard‘s most powerful person in music – added the latest string to his multi-hyphenated bow in 2020 when he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, receiving the Ahmet Ertegun Award in recognition of six decades at the sharp end of the business.

Speaking during the induction ceremony, Don Henley of the Eagles paid tribute to the band’s long-time manager, saying: “I don’t think there’s anybody in the music business who has made as big of a difference, over as long a span of time.”

From the Eagles to Jon Bon Jovi, Gwen Stefani and John Mayer, to a music empire that includes Full Stop Management; Global Music Rights, and sports and entertainment disruptor Oak View Group, this will be a Breakfast Meeting to remember.

Azoff will join former Dire Straits manager Ed Bicknell to discuss a lifetime at the top of the business, as the legendary dealmaker chats with one of the industry’s foremost raconteurs…

This session features...

Irving Azoff
The Azoff Company (US)
Ed Bicknell
Damage Management (UK)