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Jay-Z, Beyonce,Lady Gaga Rank on First Billboard Power 100 List-LiveNation Boss Tops

Irving Azoff on Billboard cover

      Billboard magazine has just revealed its first-ever Power 100 list. Irvin azzof ,Chairman of Live Nation ­, the world's largest promoter, ticketing company and artist management group , is the most powerful person in the music industry. 
     Azoff topped the first-ever Billboard Power 100 list, a ranking of where power and influence resides in the music business and the industries that intersect with it

   Rankings were determined by a combination of key factors including market share, exclusive Billboard chart data/boxscore information, and revenue. The list is U.S. based. As well, the Power 100 puts a premium on the top decision makers at each company. 

   Artists on the Power 100 include Jay-Z and Beyonce as a power couple at No 13, Taylor Swift at No 78, U2 at No.27, Jon Bon Jovi at No 50 , Lady Gaga at No.84,Birdman at 25.
       Azoff's placement at the top of the list is due to his command of the biggest concert-promotion company, the largest ticketing company and the largest artist-management firm in the world. Since live performances are the main revenue source for artists, the touring industry is well represented on the list.

Check out the Top 25 List below

1. Irving Azoff
2. Coran Capshaw
3. Lucian Grainge
4. Martin Bandier
5. Doug Morris
6. Michael Rapino
7.  Rob Light
8. Len Blavatnik
9. Tim Leiweke
10. Jimmy Iovine
11. Eddy Cue and Robert Kondrk
12. John Hogan
13. Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter & Beyonce Knowles
14. Lyor Cohen
15. Randy Phillips
16. Emmanuel Seuge
17. Frank Cooper
18. Barry Weiss
19. Rob Stringer and Steve Barnett
20.  Arthur Fogel
21. Marc Geiger
22.  Dan Mason
23. Bob Pittman
24.  Roger Faxon
25.  Ronald "Slim" Williams and Bryan "Birdman" Williams