Power Music Executives Dish on the People, Places and Things That Inspire Them -- On and Off the Clock
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Billboard's Power 100 honorees dish on the people, place and things -- from charities that rock to cars that top their lists -- that inspire them. Go here to see the full list.


Bob Pittman, iHeartMedia: "Jamaica. It has a rich culture, great music heritage, and the weather is always warm. I've also owned a house there for 20 years."

Suit Designer 

Rich Riley, Shazam Entertainment: "Even with an American linebacker build, I can wear Ermenegildo Zegna suits off the rack, and they manage to look great."

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Daniel Glass, Glassnote Entertainment Group: "The AKG N90Q [offers] superior sound with emerging technology," says Glass of the auto-calibrating and noise-canceling headphones that retail for $1,499.95. "It's as if they know my ears. Aural ecstasy!"

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Screen Time 

Michele Anthony, Universal Music Group: "I watched all 10 episodes of Making a Murderer in 36 hours. Two of my dearest friends are Lorri Davis and her husband, Damien Echols, who spent 18 years on death row in Arkansas, wrongfully convicted of a ­horrific crime. Through the tireless efforts of Lorri and friends like Eddie Vedder and Johnny Depp, The West Memphis Three were set free in 2011. I was very compelled to watch the series."

Making a Murderer



Adam Harter, Pepsi Beverages North America: "Dining at Guidoriccio in Siena, Italy, feels like going back in time," says Harter of the restaurant located near the Piazza del Campo. "You're greeted by a little old man who picks out the most amazing wine, and I'm obsessed with the pici pomodoro e aglio ... it's as good as it gets!"

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Andre J. Fernandez, CBS Radio: "I am currently liking anything by Romero Britto, the Brazilian pop artist. I love the colors, the playful themes, the optimism that his work inspires. I also like the wood carvings produced in the Reconcavo region of Bahia."

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Rob Light, Creative Artists Agency: "Global Poverty Project's ­mission to end world ­poverty and the way it is ­conveying the message that all of us are 'global citizens' is truly ­inspiring." Below: Eddie Vedder and Beyoncé performed at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival.

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Clint Higham, Morris Higham Management: "Cars are a personal passion. I'm in the ­constant pursuit for the perfect one. I've owned north of 100 of them, so it's almost ­impossible to say -- but the Rolls Royce Ghost has to be at the top of the list for me."

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This story originally appeared in the Feb. 20 issue of Billboard.