Billboard’s 2018 Power 100: Who’s In, Who’s New?

BILLBOARD | January 25, 2018, 6:15pm EST by Billboard Staff

The business of music is once again booming — and as the playing field has become all the more competitive, the longtime leaders of live, tech, management and recorded music have been joined by 41 new faces disrupting old models on Billboard‘s annual ranking of industry influence.

1. Michael Rapino, CEO, Live Nation Entertainment

2. Lucian Grainge, Chairman/CEO, Universal Music Group

3. Daniel Ek, Founder/CEO, Spotify

4. Irving Azoff, Chairman/CEO, Azoff MSG Entertainment; chairman, Full Stop Management

5. Rob Stringer, CEO, Sony Music Entertainment

6. Stephen Cooper, CEO, Warner Music Group; Max Lousada, CEO of Recorded Music, Warner Music Group

7. Eddy Cue, Senior vp, Internet and Software Services, Apple; David Dorn, Senior Director, Apple; Jimmy Iovine, Executive, Apple; Larry Jackson, Head of Content, iTunes/Apple Music; Robert Kondrk, Vice President, Apple

8. Jody Gerson, Chairman/CEO, Universal Music Publishing Group

9. Coran Capshaw, Founder, Red Light Management

10. Boyd Muir, CFO/Executive vp/President of Operations, Universal Music Group; Michele Anthony, Executive vp, Universal Music Group

11. Jon Platt, Chairman/CEO, Warner/Chappell Music

12. Martin Bandier, Chairman/CEO, Sony/ATV Music Publishing

13. Craig Kallman, Chairman/CEO, Atlantic Records; Julie Greenwald, Chairman/COO, Atlantic Records

14. Monte Lipman, Founder/Chairman, Republic Records; Avery Lipman, Founder/President, Republic Records

15. Marc Geiger, Partner/Head of Music, WME; Sara Newkirk Simon, Partner/Co-Head of Music, WME; Kirk Sommer, Partner/Co-Head of Music, WME; Brent Smith, Partner, WME

16. Rob Light, Partner/Managing Director/Head of Music, Creative Artists Agency; Darryl Eaton, Co-Head of Contemporary Music North America, Creative Artists Agency; Mitch Rose, Co-Head of Contemporary Music North America, Creative Artists Agency; Rick Roskin, Co-Head of Contemporary Music North America, Creative Artists Agency

17. Scooter Braun, Founder, SB Projects

18. Steve Boom, Vice President, Amazon Music

19. Guy Oseary, Co-Founder/Principal, Maverick Management

20. Jay Marciano, COO, AEG; Chairman/CEO, AEG Presents

21. John Janick, Chairman/CEO, Interscope Geffen A&M; Steve Berman, Vice Chairman, Interscope Geffen A&M

22. Steve Barnett, Chairman/CEO, Capitol Music Group; Michelle Jubelirer, COO, Capitol Music Group; Ashley Newton, President, Capitol Music Group

23. Peter Edge, Chairman/CEO, RCA Records

24. Tom Corson, Co-Chairman/COO, Warner Bros. Records

25. Paul Rosenberg, Chairman/CEO, Def Jam Recordings

26. Jennifer Breithaupt, Global Consumer Chief Marketing Officer, Citi

27. Sylvia Rhone, President, Epic Records

28. Ron Perry, Chairman/CEO, Columbia Records

29. Arthur Fogel, Chairman of Global Music/President of Global Touring, Live Nation Entertainment; Denis Desmond, Chairman, United Kingdom and Ireland, Live Nation; Brian O’Connell, President of Country Music Touring, Live Nation; Bob Roux, President of U.S. Concerts, Live Nation; Russell Wallach, Global President of Media and Sponsorship, Live Nation Entertainment

30. Bob Pittman, Chairman/CEO, iHeartMedia; John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises, iHeartMedia; Tom Poleman, Chief Programming Officer, iHeartMedia

31. Scott Greenstein, Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM

32. Allen Shapiro, CEO, Dick Clark Productions; Michael Mahan, President, Dick Clark Productions

33. Hartwig Masuch, CEO, BMG

34. Kevin Kelleher, COO, Sony Music Entertainment

35. Stuart Camp, Manager, Ed Sheeran

36. Troy Carter, Global Head of Creator Services, Spotify; Horacio Gutierrez, VP Business and Legal Affairs/General Counsel, Spotify

37. Mike Dungan, Chairman/CEO, Universal Music Group Nashville; Cindy Mabe, President, Universal Music Group Nashville

38. Paul Tollett, President, Goldenvoice; Melissa Ormond, COO of Festivals, AEG Presents

39. Randy Goodman, Chairman/CEO, Sony Music Nashville

40. Joel Katz, Chairman of the Global Entertainment and Media Practice, Greenberg Traurig

41. Marty Diamond, Paul Morris, Dan Weiner and Tom Windish, Music Executive Leadership Group, Paradigm Talent Agency

42. Noah “40” Shebib, Producer; Co-Founder, OVO Sound; Adel “Future The Prince” Nur, Manager, Drake

43. Robert Kyncl, Chief Business Officer, YouTube; Lyor Cohen, Global Head of Music, YouTube

44. Neil Portnow, President/CEO, The Recording Academy

45. Jeffrey Azoff and Brandon Creed, Full Stop Management

46. Scott Borchetta, President/CEO, Big Machine Label Group

47. Allen Grubman, Senior Partner, Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks; Kenny Meiselas, Named Partner, Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks

48. John Esposito, Chairman/CEO, Warner Music Nashville

49. Tamara Hrivnak, Head of Music Business Development and Partnerships, Facebook; Jonathan Hull, Head of Music Partnerships, Facebook; Lauren Wirtzer Seawood, Head of Music Partnerships, Instagram

50. Ken Ehrlich, President, Ken Ehrlich Productions

51. Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, Founder/CEO, Top Dawg Entertainment

52. Charlie Walk, President, Republic Group

53. Wassim “SAL” Slaiby, CEO, SAL&CO/Maverick, XO Records

54. Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter, Founder, Roc Nation; Jay Brown, CEO, Roc Nation; Desiree Perez, COO, Roc Nation

55. Elizabeth Matthews, CEO, ASCAP; Michael O’Neill, President/CEO, BMI

56. Dennis Kooker, President of Global Digital Business and U.S. Sales, Sony Music Entertainment; Julie Swidler, Executive vp Business Affairs/General Counsel, SME

57. Jeffrey Harleston, Executive vp Business and Legal Affairs/General Counsel, Universal Music Group; Michael Nash, Executive vp Digital Strategy, UMG

58. Deborah Curtis, VP Global Partnerships and Experiential Marketing, American Express; Walter Frye, VP Global Entertainment Partnerships, American Express

59. Cliff Burnstein and Peter Mensch, Co-Founders, Q Prime

60. David Massey, President/CEO, Island Records

61. Kathy Willard, CFO, Live Nation Entertainment

62. Jesús López, Chairman/CEO, Universal Music Latin America and Iberian Peninsula

63. Afo Verde, Chairman/CEO of Latin America, Spain and Portugal, Sony Music Entertainment

64.  Jon Landau, President, Jon Landau Management; Barbara Carr, Partner, Jon Landau Management

65. David Zedeck, Global Head of Music, United Talent Agency; Ken Fermaglich, Jbeau Lewis and Natalia Nastaskin, Music Leadership, United Talent Agency

66. Steve Levine, Partner/Co-Head of Worldwide Concerts, ICM Partners; Rob Prinz, Partner/Co-Head of Worldwide Concerts, ICM Partners; Mark Siegel, Partner/Head of Music, ICM Partners

67. Willard Ahdritz, Founder/CEO, Kobalt

68. Dennis Arfa, Chairman, Artist Group International; Marsha Vlasic, President, Artist Group International; Adam Kornfeld, President of Touring for North America, Artist Group International

69. David Field, Chairman/President/CEO, Entercom; Pat Paxton, President of Programming, Entercom

70. Stu Bergen, CEO of International and Global Commercial Services, Warner Music Group

71. Louis Messina, CEO, Messina Touring Group; John Meglen, Co-CEO, Concerts West

72. John Josephson, Chairman/CEO, SESAC; Randy Grimmett, CEO/Partner, Global Music Rights

73. Charles Caldas, CEO, Merlin; Michael Huppe, President/CEO, SoundExchange

74. Don Passman, Partner, Gang Tyre Ramer Brown & Passman

75. Pasquale Rotella, Founder/CEO, Insomniac Events

76. Adam Alpert, CEO, Disruptor Records/Selector Songs

77. Marcie Allen, President/Founder, MAC Presents; Cara Lewis, Owner/Founder, Cara Lewis Group

78. Eric Levin, Executive vp/CFO, Warner Music Group; Ole Obermann, Executive vp Business Development/Chief Digital Officer, Warner Music Group; Paul Robinson, Executive vp/General Counsel, Warner Music Group

79. Anthony Saleh, CEO, Emagen Entertainment Group; Partner, WNDRCO

80. Danny Strick, Co-President of the United States, Sony/ATV Music Publishing; Rick Krim, Co-President of the United States, Sony/ATV Music Publishing

81. Daniel Glass, Founder/President, Glassnote Entertainment Group

82. Joel Klaiman, Executive vp/GM, Columbia Records

83. Scott Pascucci, CEO, Concord Music; Steve Smith, Chairman, Concord Music

84. Mike Caren, Founder/CEO, Artist Partner Group

85. Pat Corcoran, Manager, Chance The Rapper; Haight Brand

86. David Marcus, Executive vp/Head of Music, Ticketmaster

87. Sarah Trahern, CEO, Country Music Association

88. Elizabeth Collins, Co-President, Azoff MSG Entertainment; Susan Genco, Co-President, Azoff MSG Entertainment

89. Sarah Stennett, Co-Founder/CEO, First Access Entertainment

90. Phil McIntyre, Founder/CEO, Philymack

91. Debra Lee, Chairman/CEO, BET Networks

92. Henry Cárdenas, Founder/CEO, Cárdenas Marketing Network

93. David Israelite, President/CEO, National Music Publishers’ Association; Cary Sherman, Chairman/CEO, RIAA

94. Jorge “Pepo” Ferradas, President of Music, Univision Communications

95. Kevin Kusatsu and Andrew McInnes, Founders, TMWRK

96. Dina LaPolt, Founder/Owner, LaPolt Law

97. Brett Yormark, CEO, Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment

98. Randy Phillips, President/CEO, LiveStyle

99. Raúl Alarcón Jr., Chairman/CEO, Spanish Broadcasting System

100. Mary Berner, President/CEO, Cumulus Media

Methodology: A committee of Billboard editors and reporters weighed a variety of factors in determining the 2018 Power 100 ranking, including, but not limited to, Billboard’s Top Artists and Top Tours of 2017 rankings, nominations by peers, colleagues and superiors; impact on consumer behavior as measured by such metrics as chart, sales and streaming performance; social media impressions, and radio and TV audiences reached; career trajectory; and overall impact in the industry. When available, financial results are taken into consideration. Where required, U.S. record-label market share was consulted using Nielsen Music’s market share for album plus track-equivalent and stream-equivalent album consumption units, and Billboard’s quarterly top 10 publisher rankings. Unless otherwise noted, Billboard Boxscore and Nielsen Music are the sources for tour grosses and sales/streaming data, respectively. Unless otherwise noted, streaming figures cited represented combined U.S. on-demand audio and video totals.

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