Paul Tollett: The 2015 Billboard Power 100
NO. 47

Paul Tollett

47, President/CEO, Goldenvoice

Last year's rank: 53

The founder of Coachella and Stagecoach expanded Goldenvoice's (and its owner AEG's) festival business by acquiring Firefly in Delaware, announcing the Big Barrel Country Music Festival on the same site and taking a controlling interest in Alabama's Hangout Music Festival. In California, Tollett and his team continue to expand the indie-focused FYF Fest in its third year under Goldenvoice's purview, and Coachella keeps looking to finesse the accoutrements, especially the food options. In 2015, the AC/DC-Jack White-Drake-headlined Coachella will triple the number of restaurants on-site to around 300.