Singer/Songwriter; DJ, SiriusXM's Outlaw Country
Between sending out links to his Outlaw Radio show and retweeting a slew of bands and jokes, Jennings provides his followers with a steady flow of whatever happens to be on his mind, stirred in with shoutouts and endorsements for some of his favorite country music acts on the scene and frank commentary on music from Tim McGraw to Motley Crue.
VP of Product, Live Nation; Founder of R.E.M. Fan Community, Murmurs
Daily tech talk from one of the industry's leading thinkers on big data, small screens and everything in between. Tweets can be a bit opaque for those not in the know. All the more reason to follow and get in the know. Plus: R.E.M.
GM/Producer, Rebelon Entertainment
Lots of politically charged news links and the occasional celeb non-sequitur retweets. Also the occasional Spanish tweet from the L.A.-based Latin Grammy-winning producer. Beware the occasional barb: "I love and hate everything, but never will admit to either," per his bio.
President of Black Music, Atlantic Records
An inside look at the life and times of one of the top players in urban music, Kyser's Twitter feed is packed with sneak peeks into the parties and events that draw the scene's power circles.
An independent observer with an insider's access, Lefsetz weighs in on downloading, copy protection, pricing and the music itself. Sample: "15-24 year olds turning off the radio Online music streaming leads to a 22 per cent drop in numbers tuning in"
COO, Primary Violator Management
An honest and often heartfelt feed from one of the architects of hip-hop's global expansion marked by Lighty's skepticism of other industry players (sample tweet: "The music business is a game of thrones.") and strong belief in the power of hard work and self-motivation ("Pray or worry don't do both.").
Follow Alexander for the insight into digital music as well as the fantastic array of links to audio posted to SoundCloud. So what if all those SoundCloud posts amounts to rooting for the home team? Do you have something against listening to music?
Director of Latin Writer/Publisher Relations, BMI
A Latin music mover and shaker, Lopez shares lots of tweets and insights from industry conferences, showcases and festivals. She is a conference hashtag's best friend. And she keeps things positive -- look for the occasional inspirational quote or retweet, too.
Community Manager, ex.fm
Music-minded social media tweets amid various FourSquare check-ins, Afghan Whig shout-outs and various media of his newborn baby. Some wry observations sprinkled throughout: "For every cheer to remain independent and be the next Facebook, there's thousands of Diggs that should have taken the money."
Executive Producer, American Idol
The high-powered producer never misses a chance to plug talent from his various shows, share a few insider tidbits and the occasional humblebrag ("I've just landed in Los Angeles from a night in New York at Jennifer Lopez's birthday party. Her boat rocked but I missed LA's earthquake").