No. 70: Stu Bergen | Power 100

bb3-bergen-p1-2018-billboard-a-1548

70

STU BERGEN, 51

CEO of international and global commercial services, Warner Music Group

Last Year's Rank: 79

2017 HIGHLIGHTS: Bergen helps keep the WMG commercial engine greased to the tune of a 10.2 percent increase in revenue to $3.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2017. He also was involved in WMG’s $110 million acquisition of Spinnin’ Records.

IT’S ED’S WORLD, WE JUST LIVE IN IT: WMG’s global expert says 2017 was the year of Ed Sheeran. In the United States alone, the artist racked up 2.8 million equivalent-album consumption units. Going forward, Bergen sees further industry growth coming from China, Russia and Brazil, where the company is working hard to develop the streaming markets.

BUCKET-LIST TRAVEL DESTINATION: “Mount Rushmore, a monument to some of our more dignified presidents, which is especially relevant in this time.”

Billboard Power 100 2018

THE BILLBOARD BIZ
SUBSCRIBER EXPERIENCE

The Biz premium subscriber content has moved to Billboard.com/business.


To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement.