Cited as Morrissey's manager in 1993 via SHY NO MORE: Morrissey is going for... - Los Angeles Times (Oct. 3, 1993):
The usually reclusive alternative-radio icon has unexpectedly signed with manager Arnold Stiefel of Stiefel Phillips Entertainment, whose first move was to push the release of the singer’s new album, “Vauxhall and I,” back from its planned November release to February.
Stiefel, who along with partner Randy Phillips manages Rod Stewart, Patty Smyth and Susanna Hoffs, acknowledged that the plan is to take the often temperamental artist to the masses, but insisted that it would not be done at the expense of his strong “cult” fan base.
From Geffen Records Concedes Nirvana Nuggets Not Likely - Los Angeles Times (Apr. 12, 1994):
That’s right, KROQ and Morrissey--the L.A. radio station and one of its longtime favorite artists--are back on good terms after a few scheduling gaffes caused KROQ deejays and fans to pour out a stream of rage against the singer recently.
The KROQers were miffed that Morrissey had postponed on short notice his scheduled April 8 concert at the Olympic Auditorium, for which the station had given away a lot of tickets. And just days before, the station had helped organize a large gathering of Morrissey fanatics at LAX to greet the arriving star, only to have him whisked away through another part of the airport.
KROQ music director Darcy Sanders says that the blow-up is over and forgotten now and that Morrissey’s new “Vauxhall and I” album continues to be one of the most popular releases at the station.
Arnold Stiefel, Morrissey’s manager, says that he’s sorry that the fans and station were put out and promises to make it up with a special appearance by Morrissey around the time of the rescheduled Olympic date in August.
“It was unfortunate that they who were so nurturing and behind Morrissey felt the brunt of the postponement and other comedy of errors,” he says.
Chairman and CEO of Stiefel Entertainment, talent manager, film and television producer, and entrepreneur.
Arnold Stiefel, chairman and CEO of Stiefel Entertainment, is an American talent manager, film and television producer, and entrepreneur. Over the course of his career, Stiefel has worked with Bette Midler, Prince, and Toni Braxton, amongst others. He is best known for his association with Rod Stewart, whom he has managed since 1983.