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For the first time in the eight-year history of the Billboard Power Players series, we present 40 Under 40, an elite list of the young executives who are propelling our industry with their artistic and business vision. continues below

anderson
Lee Anderson
AM Only

coke
Joe Belliotti, Emmanuel Seuge
Coca-Cola

bogart
Evan Bogart
Boardwalk Entertainment Group; The Writing Camp

braun
Scooter Braun
SB Projects

brown
Jay Brown
Roc Nation

blueprint
Cortez Bryant
Gee Roberson

The Blueprint Group

arturo
Arturo Buenahora Jr.
ole publishing

rio
Rio Caraeff
Vevo

caren
Mike Caren
Warner Music Group

carter
Troy Carter
Atom Factory

cohen
Jonathan Cohen

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

daly
Carson Daly
NBC's 'The Voice,' 'Last Call With Carson Daly'

drury
Ben Drury
7digital

ek
Daniel Ek
Spotify

flynn
Mike Flynn
Epic Records

luke
Dr. Luke Gottwald
Songwriter / Producer

gray
Peter Gray
Warner Bros. Records

benjy
Benjy Grinberg
Rostrum Records

ethiopia
Ethiopia Habtemarian
UMPG; Motown Records

hubbard
Nathan Hubbard
Ticketmaster

laura
Laura Hutfless
CAA

janick
John Janick
Fueled By Ramen; Elektra Records

leon
Rebeca Leon
AEG Live; Golden Voice

ljung
Alexander Ljung
SoundCloud

lopez
Gustavo Lopez
Universal Music Latin Entertainment

lucchese
Jim Lucchese
The Echo Nest

manda
Joie Manda
Def Jam Recordings

mayers
Jonathan Mayers
Superfly

robb
Robb McDaniels
Ingrooves Fontana
Group

gabe
Gabe McDonough
Leo Burnett

mejia
Jorge Mejia
Sony/ATV Music Publishing

moreira
Adrian Moreira

RCA Records

oseary
Guy Oseary
Untitled Entertainment

parker
Sean Parker
Founders Fund

seacrest
Ryan Seacrest
'American Idol'; Ryan Seacrest Media

tricky
Tricky Stewart
Epic Records

laar
Tifanie Van Laar
Walmart

windish
Tom Windish
The Windish Agency

wong
Eric Wong
Island Def Jam; Wong Management

zarling
John Zarling
Big Machine Label Group

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This report is an expansion of our Power Players special feature 30 Under 30. By revising the age criteria, we present profiles here of a greater number of established executives. But these honorees, who have achieved impressive clout, are still at an early stage in their careers. Once again, our readers helped create this list, submitting nominations online at Billboard.biz.

With the additional exposure of our call for nominations via Twitter and Facebook, we received a record-setting number of responses. Billboard editors then set about reviewing those nominations in detail, more than 400 in all. From those nominations, we selected 40 honorees. We recognize that we could easily print a tally of the top 100 -- or more -- accomplished young executives in our industry. However, this list represents the collective judgment of Billboard's editors. Our honorees, listed here unranked and alphabetically, affirm the depth of young executive talent in the music business, undeniably a positive sign for the future. -- Thom Duffy

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