Last Year's Rank: 91
Sony/ATV took home its 15th consecutive BMI publisher of the year prize in 2016, in no small part due to what Strick calls the "home-run signing" of Hot 100 champions The Chainsmokers and Billboard 200 conqueror Pentatonix. The duo's only disappointment came when Alessia Cara was snubbed by the Grammys. "You are 19 years old, opened for Coldplay, headlined your own tour and sang the theme to a giant Disney movie," says Strick. "What else do you have to do?"