Jay Marciano: The 2015 Billboard Power 100
NO. 19

Jay Marciano

60, COO, Anschutz Entertainment Group; Chairman, AEG Live

Last year's rank: 18

In his first full year running AEG Live, Marciano was responsible for operational oversight of the world's second-biggest promoter ($912 million in total boxscores for 2014) with emphasis on doubling down on festivals, which he believes "are going to continue to explode in North America." The AEG Live fest portfolio features 27 events, including the top-grossing festival Coachella, as well as the newly acquired Firefly fest in Dover, Del.; New Orleans' JazzFest; Stagecoach; Electric Forest; and Country Superfests in Baton Rouge, La., Jacksonville, Fla., and Columbus, Ohio.

FAVORITE HOBBY: "High-end audio."