Graham Nash — member of the Hollies and Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Grammy winner, two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and two-time Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee — has entered into an agreement with Irving Azoff’s Iconic Artists Group that will see the company acquiring, developing, and expanding his musical legacy.
The deal encompasses a range of assets from Nash’s career, including his solo work as well as of his work with the Hollies and the various incarnations and variations of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Further terms were not disclosed.
The deal follows Iconic’s acquisitions of assets of Cher, Joe Cocker, Nat King Cole, Crosby, Dan Fogelberg, Dean Martin, Linda Ronstadt, and Stills. Iconic launched in January 2020 with the acquisition of a controlling interest in the catalog of the Beach Boys.
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Iconic Artists Group co-founder Irving Azoff and the late Fogelberg were college friends who came to LA together to find their fortunes.
She’s already one of the most famous mononymous celebrities in the world, and now Academy Award, Emmy and Grammy winner Cher has partnered with Irving Azoff’s Iconic Artists Group to expose new generations to her prolific, six-decade-long music career.
IAG has acquired Cher’s full interest in her past sound recordings and compositions for a sum that the company declined to reveal.
The estate of legendary British singer Joe Cocker has entered into an agreement with Irving Azoff’s Iconic Artists Group to acquire and develop the singer’s five-decade catalog. The acquisition includes the singer’s music intellectual property assets, including his interest in his sound recordings, compositions, and his name, image and likeness; further terms were not disclosed.
After working as a singer through the early 1960s, Cocker burst into the mainstream in 1969 with his electrifying cover of the Beatles’ “With a Little Help from My Friends,” which topped the British charts and sparked a major U.S. following, thanks in large part to his show-stopping performance at the Woodstock festival (and subsequent film). With his powerful and unmistakable soul-blues voice and explosive stage presence, Cocker’s popularity grew with the “Mad Dogs & Englishmen” tour, live album and film, which featured an all-star band helmed by Leon Russell.
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’Tis the season for Dean Martin — the one month of the year when he’s ubiquitous once again, haunting tinseled malls and cocktail-party playlists, a ghost of Christmas past whose voice can make even the balmiest West Coast day feel like a marshmallow world in the winter. Of the 10 most-played Dino tracks on Spotify right now, seven are holiday novelties — jovial corn for popping. “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” is No. 1, with 351 million streams, presumably racked up largely between Black Friday and New Year’s Day.
It’s a strange state of affairs for an artist who was once a year-round fixture of the entertainment landscape — a genial omnipresence whose breezy, boozy, hardly-workin’ charm came across on every platform he touched, from stage to screen to radio to records, in comedy and drama and celebrity roasts.
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