Twitter is now the stage for Irving Azoff, the “Executive Chairman of Live Nation Entertainment and Chairman and CEO of the Front Line Management Group, the world’s largest music management firm” to show he is not all serious and that he has a funny side to him.
After all, his very first tweet was to slam his customers, every one of them for stealing music “so if you want ticket prices to go down stop stealing music”.
Never mind that there are only a small percentage of music fans stealing music, mostly youngsters. And for his acts such as The Eagles, very few are stealing the music that has been out for decades. Have you heard a recent Eagles song you wanted to steal? Yet Azoff holds this as the reason he has jacked up the prices of all concert tickets, including the Eagles.
But back to the comedy because his tweets must be a joke. The head of a company trying to get your business just wouldn’t come out and call his customers crooks unless he was trying to be funny, right? But this isn’t the first time he has called his customers crooks .
Irving goes on to explain that touring is the only way artists can pay their bills these days as he tweets again to Perez Hilton “_not blaming. Justpointing out that it’s theonly way an artist can pay their bills anymore”
Well why don’t the artists downgrade their livestyles like most of their fans have had to? Don’t theygive a damn about their fans? Cut down to just a couple of mansions instead of 4 or 5 maybe?
Azoff goes on to Tweet about Mark Cuban of the Dallas Mavericks ” what a class act. need people like him in the music business” . This is after Mark Cuban just jacked up the Nolan Ryan group by jumping into the bidding for the Texas Rangers and jacking up the price by $100 million before backing out. Now the Texas Rangers fans will have to pay for Cuban’s bidding when the ticket prices go up to pay the bill.
Does the music industry need an NBA owner like Mark Cuban? After his attempts to build an NBA winner by throwing money at top players and never getting far in the playoffs? Azoff admires Mark Cuban for his ability to make money for shareholders, not for runnning a buisness for the fans. These guys are great examples of corporate America today that can be summed up in one word.