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No. 23: Tom Corson & Peter Edge | Power 100

Tom Corson, President/COO, RCA Records Peter Edge, Chariman/CEO, RCA Records

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TOM CORSON, 55

President/COO, RCA Records
Last Year's Rank: 31

 

PETER EDGE, 54

Chairman/CEO, RCA Records
Last Year's Rank: 31

For RCA heads Edge and Corson, the year was about breaking artists, which Edge calls "the lifeblood of our business." Mark Ronson, Elle King and Wolf Alice all landed Grammy nods, while debuts from Bryson Tiller and R. City each produced top 15-charting singles on the Hot 100. The year ahead appears strong with Kygo and Zayn Malik set to release solo LPs. "If you want to talk about true power," adds Corson, "break some artists. That's power."