Chip Hooper: The 2015 Billboard Power 100
NO. 36

Chip Hooper

52, Worldwide head of music, Paradigm Talent & Literary Agency


Last year's rank: 42

Paradigm stamped its passport in 2014 by purchasing 50 percent of London-based Coda Music Agency, which represents FKA Twigs, Sia and Mark Ronson. "We established our international footprint, which was our goal," says Hooper. The agency's 2012 partnership with EDM-oriented AM Only ripened with Skrillex, Above & Beyond and Hardwell all headlining Madison Square Garden. Plus, developing acts Walk the Moon, Bastille, Charli XCX and DJ Snake reached new heights. On the books for this year: outings from Dave Matthews Band, Phish, Imagine Dragons, Idina Menzel and Tiesto.

TO CELEBRATE: "I open a great bottle of Russian River pinot noir."

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