No. 36: Hartwig Masuch | Power 100

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Hartwig Masuch, CEO, BMG

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HARTWIG MASUCH, 61

CEO, BMG
Last Year's Rank: 42

After years of ­expansion, 2015 was relatively quiet for BMG. "It was about ­consolidation and ­solidifying our ­position," says Masuch, who ­nevertheless ­oversaw about 20 acquisitions, including S-Curve and Rise Records. The deals ­contributed to the publisher and label ­registering double-digit growth in revenue and profit, making it the No. 4 industry player behind Universal, Sony and Warner.

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