No. 60: Jeffrey Harleston & Michael Nash | Power 100

Jeffrey Harleston, General Counsel/Executive VP Business & Legal Affairs, Universal Music GroupMichael Nash, Executive VP Digital Strategy, Universal Music Group

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JEFFREY HARLESTON, 54

General Counsel/Executive VP Business & Legal Affairs, Universal Music Group
Last Year's Rank: —

 

MICHAEL NASH, 58

Executive VP Digital Strategy, Universal Music Group
Last Year's Rank: —

Late in 2015, UMG recruited Harleston and Nash for a new executive ­management board to drive growth and creativity. Attorney Harleston's role was expanded to include global operations, while digital expert Nash was hired from Warner just before UMG crossed a major ­threshold: Streaming ­royalties accounted for 51 percent of the company's digital recorded-music ­revenue in the third quarter of 2015.

Artist With Whom He'd Trade Places (Harleston): "There was a time in my life when I wanted to be the fourth member of Bell Biv DeVoe. If you're ever with me and 'Poison' comes on, look out, because I'm going to do the whole routine."