Lawrence Vavra

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Lawrence Vavra
Also known as LV
Born (1977-11-15) November 15, 1977 (age 39)
Occupation(s) Music manager
Associated acts DJ AM, Blink-182, Travis Barker, The Transplants, Infected Mushroom, Steve Aoki

Lawrence Vavra (also known as LV) was born November 15, 1977 in Los Angeles and is an American music manager known for his association with DJ AM, Air (French band), Blink-182, Travis Barker, The Transplants, and Dance Artists, Infected Mushroom and Steve Aoki and Deorro. Vavra graduated from UCLA undergrad in 1999 and Hastings Law School in 2002 where he received his Juris Doctorate. After graduation, Vavra created the San Francisco based company Vintage415 [1] with various business partners and currently owns several Bay Area Restaurants and Bars including Mamacita, Umami, The Ambassador, Double Dutch, and The Aventine.

Vavra and DJ AM[edit]

In early 2002 upon his return to Los Angeles, Vavra began working with DJ AM. The two had know each other through mutual friends and reacquainted through Vavra's brother. The two quickly built up DJ AM's[2] career giving validity to the DJ art form and paving the way for many of today's DJ acts. Together they opened up the popular night clubs LAX in both Los Angeles, as well as Las Vegas. Vavra also established DJ AM as the first Las Vegas resident DJ at The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, before re-negotiating AM's biggest career move to The Palms Casino Resort where he became the highest paid DJ. The two remained close friends and business partners until DJ AM's tragic death on August 28, 2009.[3]

Vavra and DECKSTAR[edit]

Vavra is Co-Founder and President of Music Management company DECKSTAR, a company he started with Paul Rosenberg, Matt Colon and DJ AM in 2006 that manages the career of over 30 musicians.


Vavra, along with Paul Rosenberg and former XXL Magazine editor Elliott Wilson, founded Rap Radar in 2009.

Vavra has also produced MTV's Gone Too Far and currently produces Fuse's Hoppus On Music.

Vavra was responsible for producing the first ever Electronic Dance Music performance at the 2012 Grammy Awards.


  1. ^ "THE 411 ON THE 415 / 'Culture marketers' wanted to enliven the party scene; now they're turning up the volume on S.F. nightlife, from clubs to cuisine". April 8, 2007. Retrieved April 8, 2011. 
  2. ^ "'I'm Thankful I'm Still Here'". People. October 27, 2008. Retrieved April 8, 2011. 
  3. ^ "DJ AM: Scenes from a Life". September 17, 2009. Retrieved April 8, 2011. 

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