BOYD MUIR, 57
Executive vp/CFO, UMG
Last Year's Rank: 12
Led by this duo, streaming has pushed UMG's growth -- more than $126 million globally for the first three quarters of 2016, plus overall increases for four straight quarters. A good deal of that growth is attributable to the label group scoring 2016's top four streaming albums and six of the top 10 on-demand audio tracks, but Muir says, "In our world, CDs are still quite significant." Anthony, who oversees 18 divisions, is rebuilding the label to emphasize a "mosaic" of artist services, from brand marketing and live events to a team of student marketers on 80 campuses. "I don't look at things transactionally," in terms of albums and singles, she says, but rather: "What's the audience involvement? It's how you transform a music company into a music-based entertainment and media company."
Song Stuck in His Head: Muir: "[Rae Sremmurd's] 'Black Beatles.' Drives my kids nuts -- they can't believe I hum along to that."