Billboard’s 2021 Top Company Professionals Exposed

Nashville-based Wiatr handles the funds of some of nation music’s most important stars, but his emphasis goes past their hits. “Maren Morris, Chris Stapleton and Lee Brice have all viewed outstanding achievements in the earlier 18 months, but what we’re truly happy of is that they are helping form the long run of state songs,” claims Wiatr. To support his clients during “this unparalleled touring drought,” he ready them with economical planning. “We labored with just about every shopper on where to save and how to continue to keep business enterprise likely in progressive strategies, like livestreaming and merch bundles.”

Response to Federal Help Systems: “The CARES Act was a large assistance for so lots of of our clientele since it gave businesses and their staff time to figure out how to bridge the hole until finally additional income arrived. The practical experience with the system, in application and distribution, was seamless.”

Colin Younger
Founder, C.C. Young & Co.

London-primarily based C.C. Youthful, which signifies an global roster of over 250 artists, requires an analytical approach to safeguarding its clients’ passions, claims founder Younger, who opened a new office in Sweden past year. In September, the British tunes trade journal Tunes Week named the company accountancy business of the yr. “We have remained underneath impartial ownership,” claims Younger. “This guarantees our objectivity in generally functioning in the artist’s very best curiosity.” In November, Youthful gave proof at a U.K. Parliament inquiry into the economics of music streaming, where he argued for a a lot more equitable royalty break up among artists and labels. “During this previous calendar year, we also have targeted on royalty audits, with a unique emphasis on streaming,” says Younger. “This has been a revelation.”

The Influence of Brexit: “As a nation, the U.K. has not yet secured the uncomplicated transfer of products and staff in between the U.K. and the European Union member states. Visas for staff and carnets for machines will be steeped in bureaucracy. This will result in price tag delays and skipped prospects.”

Contributors: Megan Armstrong, Chuck Arnold, Katie Bain, Steve Baltin, Dean Budnick, Anna Chan, Ed Christman, Tatiana Cirisano, Leila Cobo, Jonathan Cohen, Mariel Concepcion, Stephen Daw, Frank DiGiacomo, Thom Duffy, Griselda Flores, Glen Francis, Adrienne Gaffney, Gab Ginsberg, Josh Glicksman, Gary Graff, Lyndsey Havens, Cherie Hu, Gil Kaufman, Steve Knopper, Juliana Koranteng, Carl Lamarre, Joe Levy, Joe Lynch, Heran Mamo, Geoff Mayfield, Taylor Mims, Gail Mitchell, Melinda Newman, Cathy Applefeld Olson, Glenn Peoples, Jessica Roiz, Dan Rys, Richard Smirke, Natelegé Whaley, Jewel Wicker, Deborah Wilker, Nick Williams, Stereo Williams

METHODOLOGY: Billboard energy lists are selective with honorees chosen by Billboard editors. Nominations for every power list open up not fewer than 120 times in progress of publication. (For a contact for our editorial calendar listing publication dates, remember to electronic mail [email protected]) The on the web nomination connection is despatched to push associates and/or honorees of providers earlier highlighted on any Billboard energy listing, as perfectly as all those who send out a ask for ahead of the nomination period of time to [email protected] billboard.com. Nominations close and lists are locked not much less than 90 times prior to publication. Billboard’s Leading Business enterprise Supervisors for 2021 were decided on by editors centered on components together with, but not limited to, nominations by peers, colleagues and superiors. In addition to nominations, editors weigh the achievements of just about every executive’s company or affiliated artists as calculated by chart, revenue and streaming effectiveness. To supply suggestions on this attribute, you should e mail [email protected]

This post at first appeared in the Feb. 20, 2021, problem of Billboard.