Last Year’s Rank: 100
WHAT DIPLO DID: TMWRK worked with star client Diplo to launch two screen successes in 2017: the scripted Viceland series What Would Diplo Do? and the Give Me Future documentary on Apple Music, which captured Major Lazer‘s historic 2016 concert in Cuba. McInnes heads management in New York and Kusatsu business development in Los Angeles, where he pursues film and TV opportunities for a roster that includes Dillon Francis, A-Trak and Cashmere Cat.
THE YEAR AHEAD: McInnes says his goals include breaking new TMWRK client Two Feet, whose 2016 track “Go Fuck Yourself” racked up over 15.8 million plays on SoundCloud.
MUSIC TREND THAT SHOULD BE RETIRED: (McInnes) “A&R [reps] farming out the same song to 20 producers to see who makes the best ‘drop.’ “