Michael Mahan & Allen Shapiro: The 2015 Billboard Power 100
NO. 25

Michael Mahan & Allen Shapiro

Mahan: 38, President, Dick Clark Productions


Shapiro: 67, CEO, Dick Clark Productions

Last year's rank: 26

Nearly all of Dick Clark Productions' TV shows -- the largest producer of live-TV music events in the United States -- posted year-to-year ratings increases: The American Music Awards had its best numbers since 2011, the Billboard Music Awards were up by 1 million ­viewers, and the 11:30 p.m. edition of Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve was up 6 percent in metered markets. The year also saw the addition of the American Country Countdown Awards and two shows that featured music ­segments: the People Magazine Awards and the Hollywood Film Awards. "We continue to attract top talent and provide an environment where people want to come back," says Shapiro. (Billboard and DCP are both owned by Guggenheim Partners.)

WHOM I CALL FOR ADVICE: "Our chairman Peter Guber." -- Shapiro