Billboard’s 2015 Power 100 List Revealed

The execs who rule music now? Just follow the money, where new No. 1 Lucian Grainge keeps grabbing market share (while upending every business model), 31 first-timers break into the list and innovation — not fear — is now the force propelling these players forward.

 

 Lucian Grainge: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Michael Rapino: The 2015 Billboard Power 100
No. 1 No. 2
Lucian Grainge Michael Rapino
 Irving Azoff: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Martin Bandier: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Jimmy Iovine: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Coran Capshaw: The 2015 Billboard Power 100
No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No. 6
Irving Azoff Martin Bandier Jimmy Iovine Coran Capshaw
 Doug Morris: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Bob Pittman: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Rob Light: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Eddy Cue & Robert Kondrk: The 2015 Billboard Power 100
No. 7 No. 8 No. 9 No. 10
Doug Morris Bob Pittman Rob Light Eddy Cue & Robert Kondrk
 Len Blavatnik: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Michele Anthony & Boyd Muir: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Marc Geiger: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Stephen Cooper: The 2015 Billboard Power 100
No. 11 No. 12 No. 13 No. 14
Len Blavatnik Michele Anthony & Boyd Muir Marc Geiger Stephen Cooper
 Avery Lipman & Monte Lipman: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Steve Barnett: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Rob Stringer: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Guy Oseary: The 2015 Billboard Power 100
No. 15 No. 16 No. 17 No. 18
Avery & Monte Lipman Steve Barnett Rob Stringer Guy Oseary
 Jay Marciano: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Daniel Ek: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Julie Greenwald & Craig Kallman: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Jennifer Breithaupt: The 2015 Billboard Power 100
No. 19 No. 20 No. 21 No. 22
Jay Marciano Daniel Ek Julie Greenwald & Craig Kallman Jennifer Breithaupt
 Scott Borchetta: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  John Janick: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Michael Mahan & Allen Shapiro: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Arthur Fogel: The 2015 Billboard Power 100
No. 23 No. 24 No. 25 No. 26
Scott Borchetta John Janick Michael Mahan & Allen Shapiro Arthur Fogel
 Cameron Strang: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Jody Gerson: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Tom Poleman & John Sykes: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Jay Brown: The 2015 Billboard Power 100
No. 27 No. 28 No. 29 No. 30
Cameron Strang Jody Gerson Tom Poleman & John Sykes Jay Brown
 Tom Corson & Peter Edge: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Joel Katz: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Mike Dungan: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Dan Mason: The 2015 Billboard Power 100
No. 31 No. 32 No. 33 No. 34
Tom Corson & Peter Edge Joel Katz Mike Dungan Dan Mason
 John Dickey & Lewis Dickey Jr.: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Chip Hooper: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Brian O'Connell: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Charles Attal, Charlie Jones & Charlie Walker: The 2015 Billboard Power 100
No. 35 No. 36 No. 37 No. 38
John Dickey & Lewis Dickey Jr. Chip Hooper Brian O’Connell Charles Attal, Charlie Jones & Charlie Walker
 Richard Griffiths & Harry Magee: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Brian McAndrews & Tim Westergren: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Scooter Braun: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Hartwig Masuch: The 2015 Billboard Power 100
No. 39 No. 40 No. 41 No. 42
Richard Griffiths & Harry Magee Brian McAndrews & Tim Westergren Scooter Braun Hartwig Masuch
 Robert Kyncl & Christophe Muller: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Russell Wallach: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  John Branca: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Jon Platt: The 2015 Billboard Power 100
No. 43 No. 44 No. 45 No. 46
Robert Kyncl & Christophe Muller Russell Wallach John Branca Jon Platt
 Paul Tollett: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Dennis Arfa: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Allen Grubman & Kenny Meiselas: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Frank Cooper: The 2015 Billboard Power 100
No. 47 No. 48 No. 49 No. 50
Paul Tollett Dennis Arfa Allen Grubman & Kenny Meiselas Frank Cooper
 Steve Bartels: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Natalia Nastaskin & Gavin O'Reilly: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  David Massey: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Kevin Kelleher, Dennis Kooker & Julie Swidler: The 2015 Billboard Power 100
No. 51 No. 52 No. 53 No. 54
Steve Bartels Natalia Nastaskin & Gavin O’Reilly David Massey Kevin Kelleher, Dennis Kooker & Julie Swidler
 Mark Campana & Bob Roux: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Ken Ehrlich, Neil Portnow & Jack Sussman: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Rich Riley: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Cliff Burnstein & Peter Mensch: The 2015 Billboard Power 100
No. 55 No. 56 No. 57 No. 58
Mark Campana & Bob Roux Ken Ehrlich, Neil Portnow & Jack Sussman Rich Riley Cliff Burnstein & Peter Mensch
 Pasquale Rotella: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Scott Greenstein: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Antonio 'L.A.' Reid & Sylvia Rhone: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Anne Stanchfield: The 2015 Billboard Power 100
No. 59 No. 60 No. 61 No. 62
Pasquale Rotella Scott Greenstein L.A. Reid & Sylvia Rhone Anne Stanchfield
 Martin Mills: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Ken Bunt: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Rich Lehrfeld: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  John Esposito: The 2015 Billboard Power 100
No. 63 No. 64 No. 65 No. 66
Martin Mills Ken Bunt Rich Lehrfeld John Esposito
 Lia Vollack: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Tifanie Van Laar-Frever: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Raja Rajamannar: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Robert F.X. Sillerman: The 2015 Billboard Power 100
No. 67 No. 68 No. 69 No. 70
Lia Vollack Tifanie Van Laar-Frever Raja Rajamannar Robert F.X. Sillerman
 Jesus Lopez: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Willard Ahdritz: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Brandon Creed: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Louis Messina: The 2015 Billboard Power 100
No. 71 No. 72 No. 73 No. 74
Jesus Lopez Willard Ahdritz Brandon Creed Louis Messina
 Troy Carter: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Clarence Spalding: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Monica Escobedo & Julie Gurovitsch: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Chris Oliviero: The 2015 Billboard Power 100
No. 75 No. 76 No. 77 No. 78
Troy Carter Clarence Spalding Monica Escobedo & Julie Gurovitsch Chris Oliviero
 Bradford Cobb: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Joe Belliotti & Emmanuel Seuge: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Afo Verde: The 2015 Billboard Power 100  Rob Wiesenthal: The 2015 Billboard Power 100
No. 79 No. 80 No. 81 No. 82
Bradford Cobb Joe Belliotti & Emmanuel Seuge Afo Verde Rob Wiesenthal
Johnny Wright: The 2015 Billboard Power 100 Stephen Hill & Debra Lee: The 2015 Billboard Power 100 Lorne Michaels: The 2015 Billboard Power 100 Steve Boom: The 2015 Billboard Power 100
No. 83 No. 84 No. 85 No. 86
Johnny Wright Stephen Hill & Debra Lee Lorne Michaels Steve Boom
Daniel Glass: The 2015 Billboard Power 100 Raul Alarcon Jr.: The 2015 Billboard Power 100 Sarah Moll: The 2015 Billboard Power 100 Bryan 'Baby' Williams & Ronald 'Slim' Williams: The 2015 Billboard Power 100
No. 87 No. 88 No. 89 No. 90
Daniel Glass Raul Alarcon Jr. Sarah Moll Bryan “Baby” Williams & Ronald “Slim” Williams
Charlie Walk: The 2015 Billboard Power 100 Danny Strick: The 2015 Billboard Power 100 Clint Higham: The 2015 Billboard Power 100 Jared Smith: The 2015 Billboard Power 100
No. 91 No. 92 No. 93 No. 94
Charlie Walk Danny Strick Clint Higham Jared Smith
Joel Klaiman: The 2015 Billboard Power 100 Steve Berman: The 2015 Billboard Power 100 Jose Valle: The 2015 Billboard Power 100 Tom Windish: The 2015 Billboard Power 100
No. 95 No. 96 No. 97 No. 98
Joel Klaiman Steve Berman Jose Valle Tom Windish
 Michelle Jubelirer & Greg Thompson: The 2015 Billboard Power 100 Peter Shapiro: The 2015 Billboard Power 100
No. 99 No. 100
Michelle Jubelirer & Greg Thompson Peter Shapiro
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