CORRIE CHRISTOPHER MARTIN, 38
Senior agent, Paradigm Talent; partner, Riot Fest
Christopher Martin client Imagine Dragons sold nearly 600,000 tickets on its Smoke + Mirrors Tour, and Riot Fest has expanded beyond Chicago to Denver and Toronto.
President, Essence Communications
Ebanks guides Essence’s big brand events — including the Essence Music Festival, headlined this year by Missy Elliott and Kendrick Lamar.
McKEE FLOYD, 29
Head of marketing and creative, Glassnote Records
Having made Mumford & Sons ubiquitous, Floyd is now on the case for Glassnote up-and-comers Tor Miller, Flo Morrissey and Chvrches.
DONEEN LOMBARDI, 45
Senior vp/head of marketing, Columbia Records
Named Columbia marketing chief in 2015, Lombardi orchestrated a crash four-week rollout for Adele’s massively successful album 25.
SHIRLEY RODRIGUEZ, 39
Vp marketing and management, Angelo Medina Enterprises; president/CEO, Globalat Entertainment
After working with manager Angelo Medina on Romeo Santos’ tour, Rodriguez launched her own firm, Globalat, with singer Tommy Torres as her first client.