James 'J' Sider
James "J" Sider, 26, has squashed a lot into a year. Since he launched the company's Facebook app, BandPage, in March 2010, it's gathered more than 200,000 artist users and nearly 30 million active fans every month, making it the social platform's No. 1 music app (not to mention No. 4 overall). Under Sider's watch, the app has raked in more than $3.1 million for RootMusic, and the company itself has grown to three times its original size. "We're lucky because we have the technological tools that allow us to creatively solve problems," Sider says of the youth he and his co-workers at RootMusic share. "At the end of the day, [we aim] to have a good balance of hustle and patience."
Quote: "I'm honored to be part of this group and will continue to work hard with the amazing team at RootMusic to provide the most innovative solutions technology will bring to the music world."