2024 Women Of Live: Elizabeth Collins And Susan Genco

Co-Presidents | The Azoff Company

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It was a banner year for The Azoff Company, which continues to grow across the music industry ecosystem with Elizabeth Collins and Susan Genco planning, strategizing and executing at the highest level. This dynamic duo helps oversee TAC’s Full Stop Management, Global Music Rights, Iconic Artists Group, Giant Music as well as its consultancy with Madison Square Garden, The Forum and Oak View Group (Pollstar parent company).

Full Stop is a management powerhouse with six acts in Pollstar’s Year End Top Tours Worldwide, including Harry Styles (No. 5), Eagles (No. 17), U2 (No. 20), Dead & Company (No. 24, co-managed with Activist Artists), John Mayer (No. 38) and Lizzo (57) grossing a total of more than $727 million.

Collins and Genco see sustained growth ahead. “We are very bullish on the live entertainment business and believe the current momentum will continue for years to come following COVID,” they said in a joint statement. “We believe people have put an increased premium on being together and live experiences. Social media and the ability to share these incredible experiences with friends will keep increasing the value of special moments.”

In February, Iconic announced a partnership with Sir Rod Stewart CBE, plus a strategic investment from HPS Investment Partners with outside financing to provide $1b of capital.

Global Rights Management turned 10 in 2023 and now has a roster of over 150 artists and 300 publishers. In January Giant Music announced the hiring of veteran exec Nate Albert (a founding member of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones) as President. The label’s impressive roster includes Mike WiLL Made-It, K. Flay and Cash Cobain, among others.

At the end of September, U2 christened MSG’s Sphere in Las Vegas with a thrilling, game-changing technologically advanced show. And Dead & Co announced “Dead Forever – Live at Sphere,” an 18-show residency kicking off in May. “Seeing U2 at the Sphere was a career highlight,” the duo said. “U2 is such an incredible band and what they were able to do with the Sphere changed the live business forever.” Something these two honorees can take partial credit for.