Front Line Management has acquired an interest in DS Management, the company helmed by Denise Stiff. From its Nashville headquaters, DS Management represents Alison Krauss and Union Station, Dan Tyminski and Alyssa Bonagura.
Stiff has managed Krauss for 23 years, during a career that has earned the performer 26 Grammys, the most of any female artist in Grammy history. Stiff also served as Executive Music Producer for the 2000 film O Brother, Where Art Thou, as well as concert producer for the related Down from the Mountain tour and accompanying CD/DVD.
Irving Azoff and Howard Kaufman founded powerhouse management company Front Line in 2004. Its roster of about 200 clients includes the Eagles, Jimmy Buffett, Neil Diamond, Fleetwood Mac, Christina Aguilera, Stevie Nicks, and Aerosmith.