Ken Bunt: The 2015 Billboard Power 100
NO. 64

Ken Bunt

45, President, Disney Music Group


Last year's rank: 89

At the beginning of 2014, the Frozen soundtrack hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 dated Jan. 18 and went on to sell 3.5 million albums and nearly 8 million tracks. And Disney Music Group began 2015 in a similar vein with Into the Woods cracking the top 10. The rest of the year looks driven by individual artists: ZZ Ward, Grace Potter, Bridgit Mendler and R5 have albums slated for the first half, Sabrina Carpenter and Bea Miller will make their debuts, and Demi Lovato is recording her next set. "We look at [2015] as, 'Where do we want the music group to go?' " says Bunt, who's known as a congenial leader. "We want to help create careers for songwriters and recording artists." 

MEMORABLE ARTIST ENCOUNTER: "Working with Johnny Cash and meeting June [Carter Cash] when I was working at American [Recordings]."

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