No. 21: Guy Oseary | Power 100

Guy Oseary, Co-Founder, Maverick



Co-Founder, Maverick
Last Year's Rank: 18

Fifteen months after Oseary formed Maverick, a ­consortium of nine top managers and their ­artists, including Alicia Keys, Pharrell Williams and Nicki Minaj, Oseary's big ­earners of 2015 were U2, which raked in $152 million for the year on its Innocence + Experience Tour, and Madonna's ­ongoing Rebel Heart Tour, which grossed $88 million for the same period. Oseary also signed comedy ­sensation and Trainwreck star Amy Schumer, who's set to play New York's Madison Square Garden in June.

Biggest Issue Facing the Record Industry: "There's not enough innovation or chance-takers in the music business. We have a lot of the same exact people in control doing the same exact thing over and over again, even though we all know it isn't going to work."