Music Supervisor; Partner
When "Glee" blew up big, PJ Bloom joked he was an overnight sensation-it just took 15 years. With 179 Billboard Hot 100 singles, "Glee" raised not only Bloom's visibility, but that of music supervisors. A point of pride for Bloom came after "Glee" premiered an unknown song, Fun.'s "We Are Young," prior to its release on Elektra. "We took a song no one knew and turned it into one of our biggest hits," he says. "I'm always encouraging ["Glee" creator] Ryan Murphy to see if we can break a band." The "Glee" version of the song went to No. 12, selling 269,000, while Fun. moved 210,000 downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Bloom will next supervise the Lionsgate film "What to Expect When You're Expecting" and appear this summer as a producer and vocal mentor on OWN's reality series "Real Life: The Musical." A founding member of the Guild of Music Supervisors, he's also working with music publishing client Far*East Movement on its second album and expects to close a deal soon on a publishing co-venture.
Order the special edition Billboard Power 100 issue, printed on glossy stock with lavish original photography (available now).
What do you think of the 2012 Billboard Power 100? Sound off in the comments area of the Letter From the Editor page, where the criteria is explained.