Maroon 5 Manager Jordan Feldstein Dies Unexpectedly At 40

The longtime manager of Maroon 5 and brother of actor Jonah Hill has died. Jordan Feldstein was 40 years old.

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A spokeswoman for the band confirmed Saturday that Feldstein died unexpectedly Friday. The Feldstein family said in a statement that Jordan Feldstein called 911 after experiencing shortness of breath Friday. He had gone into cardiac arrest by the time paramedics arrived and died a short time later.

Feldstein was the founder and chief executive of Career Artist Management and had managed Maroon 5 since its inception 15 years ago. His company also counts Miguel, Iggy Azalea, Big Boi, The B-52s, Elle King and Rick Springfield among its clients.

Career Artist Management joined Irving Azoff’s Front Line Management in 2008, and is now aligned with Roc Nation, a division of Live Nation.

“We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Jordan Feldstein and extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends,” Live Nation said in a statement. “Jordan was a gifted manager whose artists benefited greatly from his guidance and talents.  He will be missed by his Live Nation and Roc Nation family.” 

Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino also offered his condolences. 

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>I am deeply saddened by the sudden passing of our friend and colleague Jordan Feldstein.  Jordan was a masterful manager, fierce supporter of talent and an incredibly loyal man.  My sincerest condolences to his family. <a href=”;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#RIPJordanFeldstein</a> from you LN/RN family <a href=””></a></p>&mdash; Michael Rapino (@rapino99) <a href=””>December 23, 2017</a></blockquote>

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Feldstein spoke with Pollstar in a wide-ranging interview in October, and sat previously for a Q&A in 2014

Childhood friends with Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, Feldstein got his start taking over management of the band as it was reforming after a first album failed to gain traction and the group was not picked back up by its then-label, Reprise. Known by the name of Kara’s Flowers at the time, Feldstein said once Levine got him to listen to the band’s music, he was ready to quit his job at ICM and steer the band to stardom.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Very saddened by the news Jordan Feldstein passed. He was such a character &amp; will be sorely missed by many. May he Rest In Peace.</p>&mdash; IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) <a href=””>December 23, 2017</a></blockquote>

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Maroon 5 has upcoming shows at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, and embarks on its “Red Pill Blues”tour in May. Inarguably Feldstein’s greatest success story, Maroon 5 over the course of its career has generated $286,492,992 in gross ticket sales, according to Pollstar data with 4,541,256 tickets sold. The band won the Grammy Award for best new artist in 2005, the first of three Grammy Award wins. 

Feldstein’s success with Maroon 5 opened doors for new artist signings and new opportunities. He also guided Levine to international pop culture stardom as a coach on “The Voice” since its inception in 2011. 

“Maroon 5 gave me the opportunity to then go out and develop some new talent, establish talent. The ideas was never to build something enormous, but I like the idea of trying to diversify some of the things we work with. Our idea is to work with people we believe in,” Feldstein told Pollstar in October. 

Besides Hill, Feldstein is survived by his sister, parents and two children.