LARRY JACKSON, 36
Head of original content, iTunes/Apple Music
BOZOMA SAINT JOHN, 40
Head of global consumer marketing, iTunes/Apple Music
Last Year’s Rank: NEW
“Larry and I are like a one-two punch,” says Saint John, Billboard‘s 2016 Women in Music Executive of the Year. Indeed, their tag-team efforts — securing streaming exclusives for high-profile releases by Drake, DJ Khaled, Chance the Rapper and Frank Ocean, plus locking in star-studded marketing campaigns featuring Drake, Taylor Swift and Mary J. Blige — have catapulted Apple Music to 20 million subscribers since its June 2015 launch.
Recent TV Show That Inspired Her: Saint John “Insecure on HBO. I watch to commiserate.”