DAVID ISRAELITE, 47
President/CEO, National Music Publishers’ Association
Last Year’s Rank: —
Arguably the industry’s most powerful lobbyist, Israelite brought together indie publishers and Apple so the latter could launch its new subscription service. Similarly, he helped performance rights organizations and publishers to sign direct licensing deals with Pandora.
2016 Candidate: “Chris Christie and Marco Rubio, who offer the best [hope] for the future of the Republican Party.”