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ICONIC ADDS ANOTHER CALIFORNIA LEGEND

Linda Ronstadt, the top-selling female rock artist of the 1970s, has sold her recorded music assets to Irving Azoff’s Iconic Artists Group.

Iconic will partner with Ronstadt, her manager, John Boylan, and her personal assistant, Janet Stark, to market her catalog and preserve her legacy in the digital era.

“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,” Azoff said. “Without Linda Ronstadt and John Boylan, there would have never been an Eagles [who got their start when Ronstadt and Boylan recruited Frey and Henley for her band]. We were friends and family and grew up together, and what a ride it has been. The countless tours 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 honor of furthering her work is one of the most satisfying moments of my career. 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.”

The deal with Ronstadt, known for her hit interpretations of Roy Orbison’s “Blue Bayou,” the Eagles’ “Desperado” and The Everly Brothers’ “When Will I Be Loved” and songs by Warren Zevon, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Elvis Costello and others, follows Iconic’s pacts with David Crosby and the Beach Boys.

Ronstadt said, “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.”

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