Mike Dungan: The 2015 Billboard Power 100
NO. 33

Mike Dungan

60, Chairman/CEO, Universal Music Group Nashville

Last year's rank: 41

Dungan not only leads the largest country music label in the world, he's the dean of major-label heads in Nashville. After running Capitol Nashville for 12 years, he jumped to UMG Nashville in 2012, in time to oversee Capitol Nashville again when UMG acquired EMI Music. Since coming aboard, Dungan says he "has melded two different cultures into a seamless team" that landed the two top-selling country albums in 2014: Eric Church's Outsiders, with 811,000 scans, and Luke Bryan's Crash My Party, with 800,000.

PRIZED POSSESSION: "A baseball autographed by my idol, Sanford Koufax."