40 Under 40: Rising Stars

These under-30 power players are already turning heads in the business.

BIANCA BHAGAT, 29

Head of West Coast/film and TV, Glassnote

Bhagat got big results when she placed Aurora’s “Life on Mars” on Girls and Hamilton Leithauser & Rostam’s “In a Black Out” in an iPhone 7 ad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAT CORCORAN, 26

Manager, Chance the Rapper

Corcoran, who was still in college when he began repping Chance, has been a critical partner in the hip-hop artist’s pioneering ways of reaching fans without a label.

 

 

 

 

 

 

JUSTIN LUBLINER, 26

President; The Darkroom, Darkroom Records

Through his management firm, Interscope Imprint, and marketing company, Lubliner has signed artists such as Billie Eilish and Gryffin, and helped Hardwell, among many others, rise to the top of the EDM genre.

 

 

 

 

 

MYLES SHEAR, 23

Manager; Kygo, Thomas Jack

Under Shear’s guidance, Kygo hit 1 billion Spotify streams faster than any other artist and sold out Barclays Center. Shear also developed the tropical-house music scene with Jack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

JUAN DIEGO MEDINA VELEZ, 29

Founder, La Industria

With Medina Velez’s guidance, Nicky Jam made one of the most dramatic comebacks in Latin music after battling drug addiction and a feud with mentor Daddy Yankee.

This article first appeared in the Oct. 29 issue of Billboard.