Co-founders, Q Prime
$593.1 MILLION WORTH OF METALLICA TICKETS: The longtime management partners had a big year with Metallica‘s ongoing WorldWired tour, which has grossed $145.6 million, bringing the band’s career total to $593.1 million. While Q Prime also banked wins from established acts like Eric Church — whose sixth studio LP, Desperate Man, debuted at No. 1 on Top Country Albums — and Muse — which notched its fifth Alternative chart No. 1 in June — the 36-year-old firm continues to foster emerging artists. Ashley McBryde received a best country album Grammy nomination for her debut LP, Girl Going Nowhere, while 20-year-old Brit upstart Declan McKenna wrapped a 42-date U.S. tour.
SOCIAL ISSUE THAT KEEPS HIM AWAKE: (Burnstein) “If we don’t solve voting rights, we’re not going to solve anything else.”