DANIEL GLASS, 59
Founder/president, Glassnote Entertainment Group; Insieme Music
Last Year’s Rank: 87
In 2016, Glass partnered with Spotify and YouTube to land coveted placements for releases from The Strumbellas, a Canadian band that scored its first Alternative Songs No. 1 with “Spirits,” and Childish Gambino, whose single “Redbone” logged 5.8 million U.S. streams its first week of release. “We are patient, we are aggressive — we are also not afraid to release something different,” says the Brooklyn native, whose alt-minded roster includes Hamilton Leithauser & Rostam, a duo of indie-rock vets whose single “In A Black Out” landed a spot in an international iPhone 7 commercial.
Artist With Whom He’d Like to Work: “Car Seat Headrest. [Teens of Denial] is probably my favorite record that I’m playing.”