Victory lap! With his artists Sam Smith and Beck sweeping the Grammys, the on-fire exec talks Kanye ("needs a therapist")and UMG ("Lucian's got your back") vs. Sony ("zero support").

You won't find any corner offices in Capitol Music Group's Los Angeles headquarters, but at the top of the iconic circular tower sits a sharp chief executive. Chairman/CEO Steve Barnett, 62, has only logged two years on the job, following a 15-year stint at Sony Music, but his impact on the music business -- and certainly Universal Music Group -- has been felt globally thanks to out-the-gate successes by Sam Smith and Bastille; critically acclaimed revivals by Ryan Adams, Beck and Mary J.

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