Billboard Names 30 Most Powerful In EDM

(Hypebot) – Billboard has named its 30 most powerful people in EDM and its an eclectic mix of artists, promoters, executives and entrepreneurs that hint at the diversity ahead in the greater music industry.


1. JAMES BARTON, 46
President of electronic music, Live Nation


2. DIPLO, 36
DJ-producer; founder, Mad Decent


3. PASQUALE ROTELLA, 40
Founder, Insomniac Events


4. SKRILLEX, 27
DJ-producer; co-founder, OWSLA


5. PAUL MORRIS, 43
Founder/president, AM Only


6. CALVIN HARRIS, 31 // MARK GILLESPIE, 34 // DEAN WILSON, 45
Harris: DJ-producer; Gillespie/Wilson: Co-founders, Three Six Zero Group


7. RITTY VAN STRAALEN, 41
CEO, SFX Live


8. JOEL ZIMMERMAN, 36
Partner/head of electronic music, William Morris Endeavor


9. GARY RICHARDS, 41
Founder/CEO, HARD Events


10. PATRICK MOXEY, 49
Founder/president, Ultra Records; president of electronic music, Sony Music


11. SCOOTER BRAUN, 33
Founder/owner, SB Projects


12. KASKADE, 44
DJ-producer


13. DAVID GUETTA, 47
DJ-producer


14. ASH POURNOURI, 32
Founder, At Night Management


15. KATHRYN FRAZIER, 45
Owner, Biz3 Publicity; co-owner, OWSLA


16. DEADMAU5, 34
Producer; founder, Mau5trap


17. NEIL MOFFITT, 48
CEO, Hakkasan Group


18. PETE TONG, 54
DJ/host, BBC Radio 1/Clear Channel


ANNIE MAC, 36
DJ/host, BBC Radio 1


19. TIESTO, 46
DJ-producer


20. MARTIN GARRIX, 19
DJ-producer


21. GERONIMO, 48
Director of music programming for electronic and dance formats; host,BPM/SiriusXM


22. TIM SMITH, 40
Founder, Blood Company


23. NEIL JACOBSON, 38
Senior vp A&R, Interscope Geffen A&M


24. STEVE AOKI, 37
DJ-producer; CEO/owner, Dim Mak Records


25. DISCLOSURE / HOWARD, 21, and GUY LAWRENCE, 24
DJ-producers


26. AMY THOMSON, 40
Founder/CEO, ATM Artists


27. DJ SNAKE, 28
DJ-producer


28. ZEDD, 25
DJ-producer


29. STEVE ANGELLO, 32
DJ-producer; founder, Size Records


30. A-TRAK, 33
DJ-producer; co-founder, Fool's Gold Records

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