Billboard Reveals Power 100 List

Billboard Reveals Power 100 List

Billboard Reveals Power 100 List
Billboard has released the Power 100, a list ranking the most powerful people in the music business based on market share, Billboard chart data and box score information, and revenue. Several GRAMMY-winning artists made the list, including Beyoncé and Jay-Z (No. 13), U2 (No. 27), Jon Bon Jovi (No. 50), Taylor Swift (No. 78), and Lady Gaga (No. 84). Topping the list was Live Nation Entertainment Chairman Irving Azoff. Recording Academy President's Merit Award recipient Doug Morris made the list at No. 5; this year's Producers & Engineers Wing GRAMMY Week event honoree Jimmy Iovine ranked No. 10; and Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow ranked No. 56. (1/30)

GRAMMY Winner Clare Fischer Dies
GRAMMY-winning composer/arranger Clare Fischer died Jan. 26 in Burbank, Calif., less than a month after suffering from cardiac arrest. He was 83. Considered one of the first jazz arrangers to fully embrace Latin music, Fischer began his career in the '50s as an accompanist/arranger for the Hi-Lo's. As a solo artist, he composed two now-classic jazz standards, "Pensativa" and "Morning." Fischer subsequently arranged songs for artists including Celine Dion, Michael Jackson, Chaka Khan, Paul McCartney, Prince, and Santana, among others. He earned the lone GRAMMY of his career in 1981 for Best Latin Recording for "Guajira Pa La Jeva." (1/30)

Stein Honored By Billboard, ASCAP To Honor Anthony
Sire Records co-founder Seymour Stein was honored as the first recipient of Billboard's Icon Award, which recognizes the lifetime achievements of industry executives, on Jan. 29 during the MIDEM conference in Cannes, France. In related news, ASCAP will honor GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY winner Marc Anthony with the Founders Award, which honors songwriters and composers who have made "pioneering contributions to music by inspiring and influencing their fellow creators," during the 20th Annual Latin Music Awards on March 20 in Los Angeles. Previous recipients include Garth Brooks, Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Rod Stewart, James Taylor, among others. (1/30)

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