No. 26: Rob Light, Darryl Eaton, Mitch Rose & Rick Roskin | Power 100
Partner/managing director/head of music, Creative Artists Agency
Co-heads of contemporary music for North America, Creative Artists Agency
ROSTER GENERATED ALMOST $5 BILLION: "As live goes, the music industry goes, and 2018 was a huge year on a host of levels," says Light, who recently completed his 20th year as head of CAA's music department. The company booked Ed Sheeran's international dates (Paradigm reps him domestically), including his four-night run at Wembley Stadium in London, which was Billboard Boxscore's top-grossing engagement of 2018 ($28.8 million). Meanwhile, Eaton, Rose and Roskin booked the North American legs of five of the year's top 25 tours by Beyoncé & Jay-Z, the Eagles, Harry Styles, Shania Twain and Journey's co-headlining tour with Def Leppard (the latter band is repped by Artist Group International). The music division, which just celebrated its 35th anniversary, remains a tastemaker: Musical guests on seven of the first nine shows in the current Saturday Night Live season were CAA clients. Upcoming tours include Ariana Grande, twenty one pilots, Luke Combs and Lady Gaga's Las Vegas residency.
MUSIC STORY OF 2018: Rose: "The power of hip-hop in the live space as well as streaming."