MARTY DIAMOND, 59
PAUL MORRIS, 46
DAN WEINER, 74
TOM WINDISH, 45
Music executive leadership group, Paradigm Talent Agency
Last Year’s Rank: 31
A YEAR OF INTERNATIONAL GROWTH — AND ED SHEERAN: After completing acquisitions of AM Only and The Windish Agency in January 2017, Paradigm announced a joint venture with London’s X-ray Touring in April. The international booker’s roster includes Chance the Rapper, Eminem and The Breeders.
BOOKED TWO TOP 10 TOURS: Paradigm’s success stories include 2017’s No. 3 top-grossing touring act, Coldplay ($278 million), and No. 6, Ed Sheeran ($122 million), who will be playing stadiums in the coming year. A diverse roster of artists that includes Shawn Mendes, Sturgill Simpson, Lil Uzi Vert, Gucci Mane, Zedd and Alessia Cara also provides steady business. “We won the Billboard Touring Award for best agency this year, which speaks volumes domestically and internationally,” says Diamond.