Danny Strick: The 2015 Billboard Power 100
NO. 92

Danny Strick

58, U.S. co-president, Sony/ ATV Music Publishing


Last year's rank: --

While his boss Martin Bandier focused increasingly on the ­looming battle with ASCAP and BMI over ­performance rights and streaming issues, and his former co-president Jody Gerson departed for Universal, Strick quarterbacked the ­completion of Sony/ATV's U.S. creative integration with EMI Music Publishing (purchased in 2012 with a consortium of investors). And his New York team -- the Nashville and Latin divisions also report to Strick -- made a number of key ­signings, including Iggy Azalea, Charli XCX, Kongos and Kevin Kadish, (the ­producer/co-writer of Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass" and "Lips Are Movin'") bolstering Sony/ATV's continued domination of music ­publishing. Since third-quarter 2013, Sony/ATV has consistently scored ­market shares above 30 percent for the top 100 radio airplay songs.

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