DANNY STRICK, 59
Co-President, Sony/ATV U.S. Music Publishing
Last Year's Rank: 92
Questions about a future sale haven't slowed Sony/ATV's momentum: The publisher has ranked No. 1 among the top 100 radio songs for 13 consecutive quarters under Strick, who oversees the East Coast, Nashville and Latin divisions, and his West Coast counterpart, Krim. Factor in its administration of EMI Music Publishing and the two portfolios combined earn $1.2 billion. Key 2015 signings included Fetty Wap and The Chainsmokers.
Collects (Strick): "Single-origin teas. My prize right now: plum blossom oolong from Fenghuang, China."