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Linda Ronstadt sells recording rights to Iconic Artists Group

By | Published on Tuesday 23 March 2021

Linda Ronstadt

Linda Ronstadt has sold her recorded music assets to Irving Azoff’s Iconic Artists Group. The company will take ownership of the master recordings that she currently owns outright, and the royalty rights on those tracks controlled by other labels.

“I’m very pleased about this partnership”, says Ronstadt. “It’s extremely gratifying to be in the company of Irving Azoff, his team, and his family of great artists, many of whom have been my friends and colleagues for years. It feels like home”.

Azoff adds: “In 1972 when I arrived in Los Angeles to pursue my dreams in the music business, as fate would have it, I soon thereafter became best friends and manager to Glenn Frey and Don Henley. Without Linda Ronstadt and [her manager] John Boylan, there would have never been an Eagles”.

“We were friends and family and grew up together, and what a ride it has been”, he goes on. “The countless tours together with the Eagles and Linda and their collaborations are the backbone of the history of Southern California music”.

“For Linda and John to entrust us with the honour of furthering her work is one of the most satisfying moments of my career”, he goes on. “Linda’s talent is unparalleled, but her courage and commitment to make important music of many genres is her legacy. We will preserve that legacy for her at all costs. Thank you, Linda and John. We won’t let you down”.

IAG’s deal with Ronstadt follows recent agreements with The Beach Boys and David Crosby.