No. 71: Mike Easterlin & Gregg Nadel | Power 100
MIKE EASTERLIN, 52
GREGG NADEL, 43
Co-presidents, Elektra Music Group
SIX GRAMMY NOMS FOR CARLILE: Easterlin and Nadel have had no time for nostalgia since October, when Warner Music Group spun off the storied Elektra brand as a stand-alone frontline, fully staffed music group for the first time in 14 years. Warner stocked Elektra with labels like Fueled by Ramen and Low Country Sound and a roster that includes twenty one pilots, Panic! at the Disco, Zac Brown Band, Paramore, Sturgill Simpson and Brandi Carlile. So far, so good: In October, twenty one pilots debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with Trench, and in December, Carlile became the most nominated woman of the 61st annual Grammy Awards (and will perform at the show). Her six nods include album of the year for By the Way, I Forgive You. "Regardless of genre," says Nadel, "we're just trying to make the best records that can stand the test of time."