MANAGES 2017's TOP TOURING ACT: That would be U2, which grossed $317 million and saw its latest album, Songs of Experience, top the Billboard 200. The Jerusalem-born, California-raised Oseary also represents Madonna and presides over Live Nation-owned Maverick Entertainment, a collective of artist managers and collaborators that numbers more than 100. Hitmakers and road warriors Shania Twain, G-Eazy, Jason Aldean, French Montana and The Weeknd also have kept Maverick at the forefront.
INDUSTRY STORY OF THE YEAR: "Streaming. It's the same as it was last year, and it's the same as it will be next year."