Billboard's 2013 40 Under 40: Full List Revealed!

The decision in 2012 to expand our long-running Power Players special feature 30 Under 30 with a revised age criteria has allowed us to highlight the achievements of a greater number of established executives who, nonetheless, are still at a relatively early stage in their careers.

The change had another result; a surge in reader nominations when the call when out this spring on billboard.biz. With the added exposure of this project on Twitter, we received well over 400 reader suggestions for execs to recognize.

Billboard editors then set about reviewing those nominations in detail, a process lasting several weeks. From those nominations, we chose the executives for the 40 slots on this list. As always, we recognize that we could easily print a list of scores of accomplished young executives in our industry. But this year’s selection represents the collective judgment of Billboard’s editors.

We congratulate all those nominated for this year's 40 Under 40 list, a promising sign of the depth of young executive talent in the music business. – Thom Duffy


For the next four business days (Friday, July 26 through Wed., July 31), Billboard.biz will each day reveal the names and write-ups of ten honorees, which you can read in full by clicking on the individual below. The list is unranked and presented alphabetically.

Billboard subscribers, of course, already have this information in-hand, which you can too by clicking here for your own subscription. You can also order this special issue of Billboard at the new Billboard Shop.

 

MARCIE ALLEN
MAC PRESENTS


AARON BAY-SCHUCK
ATLANTIC
RECORDS

EVAN BOGART
BOARDWALK ENT. GROUP/ M2V ENT.

SCOOTER BRAUN
SCHOOL BOY RECORDS/SB PROJECTS

JAY BROWN
ROC NATION

CORTEZ BRYANT & GEE ROBERSON
BLUEPRINT GROUP

RIO CARAEFF
VEVO

MIKE CAREN
WARNER MUSIC
GROUP

BRADFORD COBB
DIRECT MANAGEMENT
GROUP

JONATHAN COHEN
"LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON"

BRANDON CREED
THE CREED CO.

ALEX DA KIDD
KIDINAKORNER

DANIEL EK
SPOTIFY

MIKE FLYNN
CAPITOL MUSIC GROUP

MATT GALLE
ISLAND DEF JAM; PHOTO FINISH; PARADIGM

LUKASZ "DR. LUKE" GOTTWALD
KEMOSABE RECORDS

PETER GRAY
WARNER BROS. RECORDS

BENJY GRINBERG
ROSTRUM RECORDS

ETHIOPIA HABTEMARIAM
UMG PUBLISHING; MOTOWN RECORDS

RYAN HARLACHER & LAURA HUTFLESS
CAA

NATHAN HUBBARD
TICKETMASTER

TODD JACOBS & SARA NEWKIRK SIMON
WME

JOHN JANICK
INTERSCOPE

ALEXANDER LJUNG
SOUNDCLOUD

RICHARD LOM
SBS ENT

JONATHAN MAYERS
SUPERFLY PRESENTS

ROBB MCDANIELS
INGROOVES

RYAN MCELRATH
LIVE NATION

RICK MUELLER
AEG LIVE / GOLDENVOICE

RON PERRY
SONGS MUSIC PUBLISHING

JULIE PILAT
FORMERLY CLEAR CHANNEL, KISS (102.7), L.A.

BENJI ROGERS
PLEDGEMUSIC

AARON ROSENBERG
MYMAN GREENSPAN

BOZOMA SAINT JOHN
PEPSI

RYAN SEACREST
RYAN SEACREST PRODUCTIONS, SEACREST GLOBAL GROUP

NIR SEROUSSI
SONY MUSIC U.S. LATIN

EMANUEL SEUGE
COCA-COLA

ANNE STANCHFIELD
TARGET

TIFANIE VAN LAAR-FREVER
WALMART

BEN VAUGHN
WARNER/CHAPPELL