Cameron Strang: The 2015 Billboard Power 100
NO. 27

Cameron Strang

48, Chairman/CEO, Warner Bros. Records; Chairman/CEO, Warner/Chappell


Last year's rank: 31

Strang oversees a major label and a major music publisher, both of which showed marked ­improvements in 2014. Last year, the label had four smash digital hits, with Jason Derulo's "Talk Dirty," featuring 2 Chainz (scans of 2.4 million units); Nico & Vinz's "Am I Wrong" (2.3 million); and Derulo's two other big hits, "Trumpets" (1.6 ­million) and "Wiggle," featuring Snoop Dogg (1.6 million). Meanwhile, Warner/Chappell Music enjoyed a turnaround: Revenue jumped $14 million to $517 million after a $53 million decline in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2013.

WHAT I COLLECT: "Signed first-edition books about music and art, which includes prints and paintings by Ed Ruscha."