The first time I spoke to Jimmy Iovine, it was on a 5 a.m. conference call with my management team and the top guys at Apple. Earlier that day, Father’s Day to be exact, I had written a blog post criticizing Apple Music, the new streaming service Jimmy had worked tirelessly to create and cultivate. The ‘Apple Letter’ went viral. I remember thinking, ‘Jimmy Iovine must hate me right now.’ But to my surprise, the voice I heard on the other end of the phone was jovial and thoughtful. He told me that he thought those of us in the industry speaking up about this were right. Later on I would learn that Jimmy was one of the voices that advocated in my favor, and in favor of fairly compensating all music creators for Apple’s three-month free trial period.

“Since that day, I’ve gone on to work with Jimmy and [Apple Music original content director] Larry Jackson on a concert film of The 1989 World Tour. The brainstorming sessions and meetings about this project were electric, with ideas being shared and bounced around with such excitement. Jimmy is one of those rare people who is thrilled by doing what he does every day. His energy is contagious.

“I’ll never know what would’ve happened if Jimmy hadn’t been at Apple, factoring his industry knowledge, humility and generosity into the equation. But I do know this: Jimmy respects the people who make music, and in turn, has become one of the most loved and revered people in the music world.

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Taylor Swift for Billboard on Jimmy Iovine, favorite #Power100 Executive (x)

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Billboard's 2016 Power 100 List Revealed | Billboard
Who runs the music business today? Ask the label chiefs, tech superstars, mega-promoters, super-managers and 39 (!) first-timers on this year’s list, and they all know the answer: It’s the fans, as streaming and social media continue to present new challenges -- or, er, opportunities? -- to the top players in the industry.

6.
IRVING AZOFF, 68

Chairman/CEO, Azoff Madison Square Entertainment
Last Year’s Rank: 3

Longtime power broker Azoff ended 2015 by ­announcing the creation of a new company, Oak View Group, with Tim Leiweke. Once rivals, he and Leiweke had run live music – Azoff as the chairman of Live Nation and Leiweke as the CEO of Anschutz Entertainment Group – until both moved on three years ago. Now, Leiweke and Azoff MSG Entertainment – Azoff’s joint venture with Madison Square Garden Company executive chairman James Dolan – will combine forces to ­leverage the power of ­independently managed ­stadiums and arenas into a national sports and ­entertainment footprint that can optimize sponsorship ­revenue and content-acquisition power. It will also take on the secondary-ticket market’s drain of $8 billion away from ­artists, promoters and venues. While the only top management client with a new studio album was Don Henley, Azoff added live powerhouses Jon Bon Jovi and John Mayer(whose Dead & Company will headline Bonnaroo this summer) to a roster that includesFleetwood Mac and the Eagles, while TV (Gwen Stefani and Christina Aguilera on The Voice) remained strong. Finally, two Azoff-managed venues, Madison Square Garden and The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., were the top-grossing U.S. arenas in 2015.

30.
Scooter Braun, 34

Founder, SB Projects
Last Year’s Rank: 41

Braun’s proudest ­professional moments of the past year go by the names Justin Bieber, Tori Kelly and Carly Rae Jepsen. Bieber has resided near the top of theBillboard 200 since ­releasing Purpose in November – his fifth million-selling album. Kelly is up for a best new artist Grammy, and Jepsen had a radio hit with “I Really Like You” and impressed as Frenchy in Fox'sGrease Live! Braun also expanded into film and TV (he’s a producer of CBS’ Scorpion)

49.
RICHARD GRIFFITHS, 61

Co-Founder, Modest! Management
Last Year’s Rank: 39

HARRY MAGEE, 56

Co-Founder, Modest! Management
Last Year’s Rank: 39

The U.K.-based Griffiths and Magee oversaw global tours from two of 2015’s biggest ticket-movers – One Direction and5 Seconds of Summer – that grossed more than $208 million and $38.5 million, respectively. 1D’s indefinite hiatus has spurred breakup talk, and though Modest! no longer represents Harry Styles and Zayn Malik, Magee says his firm will “definitely” ­manage other members in their forthcoming solo careers.

“The first time I spoke to Jimmy Iovine, it was on a 5 a.m. conference call with my management team and the top guys at Apple. Earlier that day, Father’s Day to be exact, I had written a blog post criticizing Apple Music, the new streaming service Jimmy had worked tirelessly to create and cultivate. The ‘Apple Letter’ went viral. I remember thinking, ‘Jimmy Iovine must hate me right now.’ But to my surprise, the voice I heard on the other end of the phone was jovial and thoughtful. He told me that he thought those of us in the industry speaking up about this were right. Later on I would learn that Jimmy was one of the voices that advocated in my favor, and in favor of fairly compensating all music creators for Apple’s three-month free trial period.

“Since that day, I’ve gone on to work with Jimmy and [Apple Music original content director] Larry Jackson on a concert film of The 1989 World Tour. The brainstorming sessions and meetings about this project were electric, with ideas being shared and bounced around with such excitement. Jimmy is one of those rare people who is thrilled by doing what he does every day. His energy is contagious.

“I’ll never know what would’ve happened if Jimmy hadn’t been at Apple, factoring his industry knowledge, humility and generosity into the equation. But I do know this: Jimmy respects the people who make music, and in turn, has become one of the most loved and revered people in the music world.”

- Taylor Swift on Jimmy Iovine

Source: Billboard

anonymous asked:

www*billboard*com/articles/business/6867316/no-49-richard-griffiths-harry-magee-power-100 "Magee says his firm will "definitely" ­manage the other members in their forthcoming solo careers." what do you think of this?

“Definitely“

Originally posted by samisoffthewall

Hi Modest Co-Founder, Magoo. You know what I think? I think you earned your way into this list with bullshit Babygate exclusives for Billboard. I also think you and Dick are raging fucking cuntrags and I hope you have a beautiful and desperate weekend astroturfing and watching your worlds crash around you. :) Karma, motherfuckers.


RICHARD GRIFFITHS, 61

Co-Founder, Modest! Management
Last Year’s Rank: 39

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HARRY MAGEE, 56

Co-Founder, Modest! Management
Last Year’s Rank: 39

The U.K.-based Griffiths and Magee oversaw global tours from two of 2015’s biggest ticket-movers – One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer – that grossed more than $208 million and $38.5 million, respectively. 1D’s indefinite hiatus has spurred breakup talk, and though Modest! no longer represents Harry Styles and Zayn Malik, Magee says his firm will “definitely” ­manage other members in their forthcoming solo careers.

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