No. 74: Ralph Peer II & Mary Megan Peer | Power 100
RALPH PEER II, 74
MARY MEGAN PEER, 41
Deputy CEO, peermusic
91 YEARS AND ONE "BOO'D UP": In August, peermusic, one of the world's largest indie music publishers, scored a major coup by signing pop-songwriting icon Linda Perry -- who in December became the first woman nominated for a producer of the year, non-classical Grammy in 15 years. "I would say 'Hats off' to Linda — she's incredible -- but I've never seen her without a hat," jokes Ralph. Additionally, the family-run firm claimed a song of the year nomination for songwriter Larrance Dopson, who co-authored Ella Mai's Hot 100 No. 5, "Boo'd Up"; and a 10-week Hot 100 No. 1 with Benny Workman, who co-wrote Drake's "In My Feelings." Says Mary Megan, who oversaw the recent acquisition of South Korean publisher Music Cube, bringing her grandfather's 91-year-old enterprise to its 30th global market: "We don't see ourselves as a legacy company."
MUSIC TREND TO RETIRE IN 2019: (Mary Megan) "Eighteen artists featured on one song."