Personal Managers Hall Of Fame

Celebrating Illustrious Careers in Entertainment, Music, and Talent Management.

Brian Avnet

Inducted 2017

Based in Los Angeles, Brian has been a manager for performing artists for thirty years. He started out as road manager for Bette Midler, then worked with Manhattan Transfer, Frankie Valli, and David Foster. He's a former president of 143 records, where he signed and worked with The Corrs.

​His personal management clients have included: Johnny Mandel, Herb and Lani Alpert, Eric Benet, Josh Groban, David Foster, The Manhattan Transfer, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Ha*Ash,  Ann Cash, Joshua Ledet, Cyndi Lauper, Take 6 and Jean Luc Ponty.

  • Supervised the running of David Foster’s record label for Time Warner successfully launching The Corrs, Beth Hart, Josh Groban, and Michael Buble.

  • Personal Manager for David Foster overseeing such recording projects as Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Toni Braxton, Natalie Cole, Diana Krall, Faith Hill, Brandy, En Vogue, Olivia Newton-John, The Bee Gees, Michael Bolton, Bette Midler, All 4 One, Julio Iglesias, En Vogue, Smokey Robinson.

  • Promoter for Jamz Jazz club in Jakarta, Indonesia.

  • Produced the Rock Opera Tommy in Los Angeles.

  • Managing Producer for the Off Broadway Theatre in San Diego Calif. With James Burrows who created Cheers and Taxi.

  • Manager for the rock opera  Jesus Christ Superstar at the Universal  Amphitheater in Los Angeles.

  • Producer of Street Car Named Desire starring Jon Voight at the Studio Arena Theatre in Buffalo, NY.

  • Managed the first season of the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles/

  • Co Created and Produced Sgt. Peppers Lonely Club Hearts Band on Broadway.