Desert Island Disc: Adele's "21"
“Adele’s `21.’ The songs on the album are fabulous, her vocal is just perfect and the production is so beautifully understated that the songs just come through, wonderfully, so it is a total package,”
Executive VP/head of acquisitions and strategic projects, Universal Music Publishing Group
Desert Island Disc: Dusty Springfield's "Dusty in Memphis" and Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood "Some Velvet Morning"
“It’s a toss up. Dusty Springfield’s `Dusty in Memphis,’ one of the most beautiful albums ever, or Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood [Nancy & Lee] with ‘Some Velvet Morning’ with ‘Jackson’ on it. I return to those over and over because they always sound fresh to me.”
Owner, Chop Shop Music Group
Desert Island Disc: Led Zeppelin's "Houses of the Holy"
“Led Zeppelin’s `Houses of the Holy.’ It has been my favorite album since I was a teenager and reminds me why I am still in this crazy business...because I love music.”
President, MAC Presents
Desert Island Disc: Shelby Lynne's "Just a Little Lovin'"
“Shelby Lynne has an amazing album of Dusty Springfield covers called ‘Just a Little Lovin.’ There’s so much soul and emotion on that album.”
Director of global music partnerships, Google Play/Android
Desert Island Disc: OutKast's "Atliens"
OutKast’s `ATLiens.’ It reminds me of home, and creatively pushed boundaries. On a desert island, that’s all I would need: a little nostalgia and inspiration.”
Executive VP/head of urban, Universal Music Publishing Group; senior VP, Motown Records
Desert Island Disc: Pink's "Can't Take Me Home"
“Pink’s first album ["Can't Take Me Home"]. Love Pink. Because she rocks. She’s a superstar female empowered. I love her music, I love what she sigs about. And the other one would be---anything by Marc Anthony.”
Executive VP/GM, mun2
Desert Island "Disc:" A Homemade Mixtape
“A homemade mixtape. I have so many friends and family who are playing, creating, sharing and living music all the time. My most cherished recording is a mixtape of favorite moments from living rooms and porches, where you never know what’s going to happen.”
Desert Island Disc: The Cure’s "Disintegration"
“[The album] I cannot live without is The Cure’s ‘Disintegration.’ This album helped shape my entire musical being and it is a part of me. To this day it holds up and contains some of my favorite songs of all time.”
Assistant PD/music director
KROQ Los Angeles, CBS Radio30
Desert Island Disc: Keith Urban's "Fuse"
“Keith Urban’s `Fuse.’ I cannot stop listening to that album. I can sing the entire album. I personally purchased 42 copies of it and have given them to people that I was afraid would miss it. I don’t think there’s a song on there that’s not a single. It’s the best record. It’s so deep and it’s taking Keith in all these directions I didn’t even know he could go. It’s really cool to be 12 years into a relationship with an artist and have them just knock your socks off. That’s pretty unusual.”
Mary Ann McCready
Flood Bumstead McCready & McCarthy
Desert Island Disc: Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run"
“Bruce Springsteen, `Born to Run.’ It takes me back to when I was learning to drive and how exciting it was to get in the car and have that music blasting, and just feeling like I can go anywhere. I’m free.”
Executive VP of music and talent strategy, MTV Brands
Desert Island Disc: Stevie Wonder's "Innervision"
“Stevie Wonder’s `Innervision. Because Stevie Wonder is a God and I would want God with me on that island"!
President/COO of the Anglo-American region, peermusic
Desert Island Disc: Eagles' "Eagles Live"
“I would take `Eagles Live.’ It reminds me of my childhood, and my mom, who brought me up listening to the Eagles. I recently saw them live in concert for the first time with my mom (and my future daughter in my belly). It was one of those shared experiences that I will never forget.”
VP of sports and entertainment, American Express
Desert Island Disc: U2's "Achtung Baby"
“U2, `Achtung Baby.’ It reminds me of great friends. One of the best things about music is it can take you to a totally different place.”
Director of advertising and sales promotions
Desert Island Disc: Rolling Stones' "Sticky Fingers"
“As a huge fan of Mick Jagger, my desert island disc would be ‘Sticky Fingers’ by the Rolling Stones. It’s mixture of rock and soul still stands to me today as one of the greatest albums of all time.”
President, ITV Studios America
Desert Island Disc: John Mayer's "Continuum"
"John Mayer’s `Continuum.’ It’s one of my favorites and I would want something with good solid music that reminds me of the music my parents played for me growing up: Steely Dan, the Doobie Brothers. I’d be heartbroken [on that island], too, and this would fit the mood.”
GM, SB Projects
Desert Island Disc: Liz Phair's "Exile in Guyville"
“Liz Phair’s `Exile in Guyville.’ I’ve listened to that record endlessly and think I’ve owned it in three different formats. Every time I hear it, it takes me back to Chicago 1993.”
Kate Des Enfants McMahon
VP/senior director of marketing, The Messina Group/AEG Live
Desert Island Disc: Blondie's "Eat to the Beat"
“Blondie, `Eat to the Beat.’ This album always feels fresh to me. It has many different moods so there is always something that’s right for whatever state of mind/emotion you may be in. Plus, Debbie Harry is a goddess.”
Executive VP of publicity, RCA Records