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Music Mogul Buys Beach Boys Songs, Calling Band ‘Underappreciated’

By Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg - Photo: Michael Ochs / Getty Images

Azoff, manager of the Eagles and Jon Bon Jovi, has acquired a majority interest in the band’s music, as well as an archive of photos, videos and interviews — the latest in a flurry of deals involving classic rockers. Financial terms weren’t disclosed, but the total value of the assets is $100 million to $200 million, according to a person familiar with the situation.

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Inside the Ambitious Plan to Monetize the Beach Boys’ Legacy

By PATRICK DOYLE / Rolling Stone - Photo: Guy Webster

When Carl Wilson died of cancer in 1998, his sons Jonah and Justyn became heirs to their father’s estate. That meant joining with surviving Beach Boys founders Mike Love, Brian Wilson, and Al Jardine to vote on key business decisions, from archival releases to commercials. It wasn’t easy. “The dynamic…

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