AZOFF STEPS DOWN FROM IHEART MEDIA BOARD
On Friday, iHeart Media announced that music manager Irving Azoff had resigned from the company’s board. Azoff’s resignation was official as of May 3 and comes as the radio chain is struggling to stay alive while being $20 million in debt. iHeart Media’s board of directors have not yet decided if it will replace Azoff or if it will begin to diminish the size of the board given that business is in such financial straits. Azoff remains the founder and CEO of Global Music Rights, a music rights management company.
SNOOP DOGG JOINS LINKIN PARK ON TOUR
For six West Coast shows, rapper Snoop Dogg will join Linkin Park on the band’s One More Light world tour as a special guest. Beginning on October 14 in Seattle at KeyArena, Snoop will promote his upcoming album “Neva Left,” which is due out May 19. The double act will also hit Vancouver and four California stops, including the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles Oct. 22. Tickets go on sale Friday through Ticketmaster.
KEKE PALMER SIGNS WITH UTA
Actress, music artist, author and humanitarian Keke Palmer has signed with United Talent Agency for worldwide representation. Palmer will have a team of agents representing her interests in film, television, music, licensing and endorsements, and digital media. She was most recently in Fox’s “Scream Queens” and will be seen next in Epix’s “Berlin Station.” Palmer will continue to also be represented by Laron Entertainment, Young Management Group and Hertz Lichtenstein & Young.