No. 61: Jeffrey Harleston & Michael Nash | Power 100

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JEFFREY HARLESTON, 55

General counsel/executive vp business and legal affairs, Universal Music Group

 

MICHAEL NASH, 59

Executive vp digital strategy, UMG

Last Year's Rank: 60

Harleston's dealmaking and Nash's digital foresight have proved a winning combination for UMG, where a 64 percent rise in streaming revenue helped double core earnings for 2016. Pacts with Amazon, Pandora, iHeartMedia and SoundCloud kept the label group at No. 1 in the United States with a 35.5 percent current share of the market (albeit down from 41.2 percent in 2015). "Universal Music is a digital enterprise in the broadest sense," says Nash, whose background is in film and media arts.

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