Willard Ahdritz: The 2015 Billboard Power 100
NO. 72

Willard Ahdritz

50, Founder/CEO, Kobalt

Last year's rank: 57

Ahdritz's independent label services giant took massive steps to increase transparency and client revenue by expanding its tracking and reporting portal, and by launching ProKlaim, technology that helps artists claim royalties from YouTube videos -- just in time to sign Pitbull, Steve Winwood and Lenny Kravitz.

VACATION SPOTS: "Sweden in summer, Vermont in winter."