?Marc Anthony -- actor, producer and top touring artist -- aims in 2016 to take on another title: mogul. His Magnus Media -- which he launched last April as an entertainment, branding, marketing, social media and content development company -- is poised to become the Latin Roc Nation, with Anthony in the Jay Z role.
"This [company] was born out of frustration," says Anthony, 47. "I don't think there's anyone in the industry that I don't know, and whenever we went over the state of the business, I realized they were missing a lot of opportunities."
Those opportunities lay mostly, of course, in music -- Magnus' roster includes Gente de Zona, Venezuelan duo Chino & Nacho, radio personality Enrique Santos and Alejandro Sanz (signed to a deal for licensing, sponsorship and endrosements). But the company, which looks to empower Latinos in the U.S. marketplace, has astutely targeted professional sports as well. In November, Anthony (who purchased a stake in the Miami Dolphins in 2009) launched the Magnus Sports division. Its first client: New York Yankees pitcher Aroldis Chapman, who was signed through a joint-venture deal with Praver Shapiro Sports Management.