"There are so many people out there trying to do brand partnerships," says the Fairfield University grad.
"You have to prove your value by knowing your clients really well." Up next: spearheading Maverick's new venture WAV/E, a corporate-booking unit that has worked with cloud computing companies Box and Salesforce.
When he worked Old Dominion's debut single, "Break Up With Him," to No.
1 on the Country Airplay chart in fall 2015, new Sony Nashville boss Randy Goodman noticed.
Keeps The Chainsmokers smoking: As manager, A&R rep and label boss rolled into one, Alpert masterminded The Chainsmokers' meteoric pop crossover this year to the tune of three triple-platinum, Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hits, including their current No.
1 smash, "Closer." In 2016, Alpert added XYLØ, Jocelyn Alice and Vanic to the Disruptor Records roster, which also includes Lost Kings and Life of Dillon.
Big Break: "Getting an internship at Island Records after about 10 emails.
Lil Wayne's and Nicki Minaj's brand man: As the head of brand partnerships for Maverick, Ferrigno broadened hip-hop's commercial appeal through high-profile campaigns with Lil Wayne (for Samsung) and Nicki Minaj (T-Mobile).Cole from Forest Hills Drive to HBO: With clients including J.Cole (and his Dreamville label), Party Next Door and Marc E.She also signed the writers behind much of Sia's success: Jesse Shatkin, who co-wrote "Chandelier," and Greg Kurstin, who co-wrote and produced "Cheap Thrills" and Sia's current hit, "The Greatest." Kurstin also co-wrote Adele's "Hello." Boy-band guru: As co-manager of One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer, Bloomfield developed the boy bands into two of the world's biggest pop acts.Now, as 1D members pursue solo careers after earning an estimated .2 million in 2015 and 5SOS contemplates the future after grossing .6 million on its just-ended tour (according to the band's agency CAA), Bloomfield is grooming British artist-producer MNEK, who has worked with Beyoncé and Diplo. "It's something I'm having regular therapy for." Universal's streaming strategist: Upon joining UMG in summer 2015, the Nashville-based Crowley and her team took on the job of promoting The Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face" on Spotify.