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The Guardian: The Music Power 100

posted by on 27/05/2011

I came across this article on the Guardians’ website a moment ago and thought it was pretty interesting. They have complied a list of 100 influential figures in the UK music industry for 2011; the list features reconisble names such as Adele, Jay-Z, Will-I-Am and Lady Gaga. But its not just a list of the front line as they have also included, labels, managers, broadcasters, retailers, promoters and various other roles behind the scenes. I must say there are a few surprises in there, I was expecting to see Beyonce and even Rihanna in there- especially since she killed the UK charts with her album sales earlier this year. With Adele claiming the No.1 Spot check the full listing after the break.

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Full Article | The Music Power 100

1. Team Adele
Artist: Adele
Label executive: Richard Russell, founder, XL Recordings
Manager: Jonathan Dickins
Publisher: Paul Connolly, European and UK president, Universal Music Publishing Group
Radio plugger: Brad Hunner, Radar Plugging

2. Lucian Grainge and David Joseph
Label executives: CEO, Universal Music Group, and chairman and CEO, Universal Music UK

3. Simon Cowell
Label executive: managing director, Syco

4. Nigel Harding
Broadcaster: Music policy executive, Radio 1

5. Person or persons unknown
Retailer: iTunes UK

6. Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim
Digital media: founders, YouTube

7. George Ergatoudis
Broadcaster: head of music, BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra

8. Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt
Digital media: co-founders, Google, and their executive chairman

9. Simon Moran
Live music promoter: managing director, SJM Concerts

10. Jeff Bezos
Retailer: president and CEO, Amazon.com

11. will.i.am
Artist: Black Eyed Peas
Producer: Justin Timberlake, U2, Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj, Cheryl Cole

12. Lyor Cohen
Label executive: chief executive, Warner Music US

13. Mark Zuckerberg
Digital media: founder, Facebook

14. Team Radiohead
Artists: Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Phil Selway
Managers: Chris Hufford, Bryce Edge and Brian Message

15. Ged Doherty
Label executive: chairman and CEO, Sony BMG UK and Ireland

16. Max Hole
Label executive: COO, Universal Music Group International

17. Jeff Smith
Broadcaster: head of music, Radio 2/6Music

18. Lady Gaga
Artist

19. Rob Stringer
Label executive: chairman, Sony Music Label Group

20. John Reid, Christian Tattersfield and Max Lousada
Label executives: CEO, Warner Europe; CEO, Warner Music UK; chairman, Atlantic Records UK

21. Roger Faxon
Label executive: CEO, EMI Group

22. Martin Mills
Label executive: chairman, Beggars Group

23. Simon Fuller
Manager: founder and CEO, XIX Entertainment

24. Damon Albarn
Artist: Blur, Gorillaz, the Good, the Bad and the Queen
Label executive: co-founder, Honest Jon’s

25. Nick Williams
Talent mentor: principal, Brit School

26. Melanie Armstrong
Retailer: head of music, HMV

27. Daniel Ek
Digital media: founder, Spotify

28. Team Dizzee Rascal
Artist: Dizzee Rascal
Manager/producer: Nick “Cage” Denton

29. Zane Lowe and Clare Chadburn
Broadcasters: DJ and producer, Radio 1

30. Mark Cooper
Broadcaster: Creative head, BBC TV music entertainment

31. Mike Smith
Label executive: managing director, Columbia Records

32. Ashley Tabor
Broadcaster: founder and CEO, Global Group

33. Gordon Smart
Print media: editor, Bizarre, the Sun

34. Michael and Emily Eavis
Live music promoters: Glastonbury festival organisers

35. Geeneus
Talent mentor, broadcaster and producer: head of Rinse FM

36. Denis Desmond
Live music promoter: owner, MCD Productions

37. Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone and Evan Williams
Digital media: co-founders, Twitter

38. Jay-Z
Artist
Label executive: co-founder, Roc-A-Fella Recordings

39. Tim Westwood
Broadcaster: DJ, Radio 1/1Xtra

40. Harvey Goldsmith
Live music promoter: Harvey Goldsmith Productions

41. Michael Mulligan
Retailer: music buying manager, Tesco

42. Murray Chalmers
Publicist: Murray Chalmers PR

43. Alison Howe
Broadcaster: producer, Later … With Jools Holland

44. Paul Cheal and Krissi Murison
Print media: publishing director and editor of NME

45. Chris Moyles and Aled Haydn Jones
Broadcasters: DJ and producer, Radio 1

46. Karen Williams
TV plugger: founder, Big Sister Promotions

47. Kyle Lynd
Broadcaster: music supervisor, Skins

48. Rob Hallett
Live music promoter: president of international touring, AEG Live

49. The Smeezingtons
Artist/songwriter/producer: Bruno Mars
Songwriters/producers: Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine

50. Alan Edwards
Publicist: CEO, Outside Organisation

51. Dr Luke
Producer/songwriter: Katy Perry, Jessie J, Britney, Taio Cruz

52. Huw Stephens and Natasha Lynch
Broadcasters: DJ and producer, Radio 1

53. Liam Howlett
Artist: the Prodigy

54. Darcus Beese and Ted Cockle
Label executive: co-presidents, Island

55. Pete Tong
Broadcaster: Radio 1 DJ

56. Fraser T Smith
Writer/producer: Adele, Tinchy Stryder, Ellie Goulding

57. Rob da Bank
Broadcaster: Radio 1 DJ
Label executive: founder, Sunday Best
Live music promoter: Founder, Bestival

58. Geoff Travis and Jeannette Lee
Label executives: partners, Rough Trade

59. Peter Robinson
Digital media: editor, Popjustice

60. Lohan Presencer
Cub promoter and label executive: CEO, Ministry of Sound

61. Dean James, and Cerne Canning and James Sandom
Live music producer: Co-CEO, Mama Group
Managers: Franz Ferdinand, the Vaccines, White Lies, Kaiser Chiefs

62. N-Dubz
Artists

63. Rob Lynch
Radio plugger: founder, Airplayer Independent Promotions

64. Laurence Bell
Label executive: founder, Domino Records

65. Paul Latham
Live music promoter: president, Live Nation UK

66 Guy Moot
Publisher: president, EMI Music Publishing

67 Carl Fysh and William Rice
Publicists: Purple PR

68. Steve Purdham
Digital media: founder and CEO, We7

69. Laura Lukanz
Broadcaster: music manager, BBC 1Xtra

70. David Goodman
Digital media: CEO, CBS Interactive Music Group

71. Steve Schnur
Digital media: worldwide executive, music and marketing EA

72. Eric Wahlforss
Digital media: founder, SoundCloud

73. Melvin Benn
Live music promoter: MD, Festival Republic

74. The nu-folk gang
Artists: Mumford & Sons and Laura Marling
Manager: Adam Tudhope

75. Mark Hargreaves
Manager: Jessie J, Ellie Goulding

76. Many Ameri, Torsten Schmidt
Talent mentors: founders, Red Bull Music Academy

77 Martin Elbourne
Live music producer: Glastonbury booker

78 Paul Epworth
Producer: Adele, Florence + the Machine, Plan B

79. Richard Griffiths and Harry Magee
Managers: founders, Modest! Management

80. Stargate
Producers/Songwriters: Rihanna, Katy Perry, Ne-Yo

81. Rimi Atwal
Print media: publishing director, Bauer music titles

82. Ryan Schreiber
Digital media: founder, Pitchfork

83. Simon Frith
Talent mentor: chair, Mercury music prize jury

84. Magnetic Man
Artists: Benga, Skream, Artwork

85. Roland Swenson
Live music promoter: president, SXSW

86. David Guetta
Artist
Producer: Black Eyed Peas, Jennifer Lopez

87. Danger Mouse
Artist: Gnarls Barkley, and multiple collaborations
Producer: Gorillaz, Black Keys, Beck

88. Plan B
Artist

89. Marc Robinson
Label executive: director of film, TV and licensing, Universal Music

90. Russell Warby
Live music booking agent: vice president of music international, WME

91. Barry Hogan
Live music promoter: founder, ATP

92. RedOne
Songwriter/producer: Lady Gaga

93. Kanya King
Talent mentor: founder and CEO, the Mobo awards

94. Team SuBo
Artist: Susan Boyle
Manager: Andy Stephens

95. Gavin Maude
Lawyer: partner, Russells Solicitors

96. Bob Angus
Live music promoter: managing director, Metropolis Music

97. Annie Mac
Broadcaster: DJ, Radio 1

98. John Northcote
Live music producer: CEO, Academy Music Group

99. Jamie xx
Artist: the xx
Remixer: Gil Scott-Heron

100. Tom Anderson and Chris DeWolfe
Digital media: founders, MySpace