Talent Manager, Bill Silva Entertainment
Ryan Chisholm, 25, co-manages Christina Perri, whose song "Jar of Hearts" has sold 2.5 million singles, according to Nielsen SoundScan, after it was selected for Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance." Chisholm and his team orchestrated an Internet campaign that helped drive sales. Chisholm and Tom Gates co-manage both Perri and Good Old War; Chisholm also manages James Morrison in North America. To connect his contacts, Chisholm started a dinner meeting that has evolved into the Los Angeles industry mixer Meeting of the Minds. "It's about bringing people together who are optimistic about our business," Chisholm says. "The vision is about creating an environment that helps connect people. I want to share information."
Quote: "It's a huge honor to be recognized by Billboard as one of this year's '30 Under 30.' Each member of this group is doing their part to propel the music business forward. True game changers. Abe Burns for President!"
Favorite Spotify playlist: Chill Summer 2011 Jams