EDM Power Players 2014: Tim Smith, Owner of Blood Company Management

As manager of marquee names like Skrillex, Zedd and Boys Noize, Smith, 39, wields the kind of soft power other managers can only dream of. But instead of using a heavy hand to get deals done, it's often said that Smith kills rivals with kindness. The well-liked Blood Company honcho is content to keep playing Mr. Nice Guy, despite crossover success in America, particularly with Zedd, who scored a pair of recent radio smashes with "Stay the Night" and "Clarity."

Number: Zedd's "Clarity" album has sold 185,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.


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