RYAN BEACH, 40
VP Electronics & Entertainment, Target
Last Year's Rank: —
A top player in music's physical realm, the Minneapolis-based superstore sold 1 million CDs of a deluxe version of Adele's 25 (with three extra songs) in 10 days in November and launched nearly 100 other exclusive-track albums in 2015. Beach, who joined Target in 1998 and moved through housewares to his current role in 2014, says that even streamers want something to hold: "We work closely with artists to deliver that special content."