PHIL McINTYRE, 35
Last Year’s Rank : 91
ACCOLADE OF THE YEAR: A Golden Globe best song nomination for longtime client Nick Jonas‘ “Home,” from the Ferdinand soundtrack.
BUILDING BANDWIDTH: “My focus is always ‘What do my artists’ careers need next?’ ” says McIntyre. For another longtime client, Demi Lovato, that meant a big radio hit: “Sorry Not Sorry,” her highest-peaking Hot 100 single ever (No. 6), which also topped the Mainstream Top 40 chart in November. For Joe Jonas, whose funk-pop band DNCE toured extensively in 2017, the next move was a forthcoming coach slot on The Voice Australia. For Nick Jonas, it was major-studio film crossovers: co-starring in Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle — which grossed $675 million worldwide in its first four weeks — and his musical work on the animated Ferdinand. McIntyre’s challenges for 2018: determining what’s next for new signees Iggy Azalea and The Band Perry.