Cher sells a ‘range of music assets’ to Irving Azoff’s Iconic Music Group, a company representing recordings and rights of artists including David Crosby, Dean Martin, and Linda Ronstadt.
Iconic Music Group, the legacy entertainment rights management company co-founded by Irving Azoff and Oliver Chastan, has acquired a “range of music assets” from the iconic Cher. Under the agreement, the artist will “acquire, develop, and expand her musical legacy with the specific intent to reach a new generation of fans.”
“I’ve known Irving for 50 years. I am thrilled to still be friends and pleased to have Iconic on board to represent my past work in entertainment from music, TV, and film. While I’m still working away, it’s good to have a long-time friend to honor and market what I’ve already accomplished these last decades,” says Cher.
The Oscar, Grammy, Emmy, and Golden Globe Award-winning musician and actress joins Iconic with immediate plans of distributing an anniversary edition box set of her greatest hits and recent recordings.
“I’ve been fortunate to count Cher and her sister Georganne as friends from my absolute early days arriving in LA where we all chased our dreams,” Azoff said, praising the singer and actor as a celebrity who transcended boundaries across six decades. “We are proud to work with the one and only Cher to extend her legacy and promote her talent to future generations.”
“Cher is easily one of the world’s biggest pop icons whose influence on popular culture is immeasurable. We are honored to add this beloved superstar to Iconic’s roster of artists,” adds Jimmy Edwards, president of Iconic.
Founded in 2020, Iconic Music Group launched with a controlling interest in the Beach Boys’ catalog. Cher’s recent deal follows on the heels of Iconic’s acquisitions of the portfolios of artists like David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Linda Ronstadt, and Joe Cocker.