CHIP HOOPER, 53
Worldwide Head of Music, Paradigm Talent Agency
Last Year's Rank: 36
PAUL MORRIS, 44
Founder/President, AM Only
Last Year's Rank: —
TOM WINDISH, 43
Founder/President, The Windish Agency
Last Year's Rank: 98
Partnering with Windish brought its 750-act roster -- including Diplo, alt-J, Courtney Barnett and Lorde -- into Paradigm's fold, which now encompasses 2,200 clients booked by 115 agents. A 2012 pact with Morris' EDM heavyweight AM Only continues to pay off, with Skrillex and DJ Snake reaching new heights.
Hidden Musical Talent (Morris): "I was half of the DJ duo Monkey Allan. We performed at private events for a lot of money."