Adam Sandler

Clive Davis

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It's good to be the king. Seven years ago, when Clive Davis was forced out of Arista Records -- the label he ran since 1974 -- in a bungled succession plan by BMG execs, few doubted he would return…

Jeff Kwatinetz

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Jeff Kwatinetz wants to fix the music business. To do this, the high-profile manager and chief exec of the Firm has structured a spate of deals that strive for a more equitable split between label…

John Huie

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With a who's-who client list including Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Jars of Clay and others, John Huie has established himself as the CCM go-to guy. Already a veteran music agent, Huie moved to…

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Guy Laliberte

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Guy Laliberte wants to someday travel into space. Right now, he's busy defying gravity on Earth. The 47-year former performer-turned-billionaire quickly created an empire after he brought the first…

Kevin Lyman

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As the architect of the Warped Tour, Kevin Lyman is credited with creating the industry's top alternative music fest, now in its 12th year. "My heart and soul is in punk rock," says Lyman, who also…

Sean Moriarty

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It's not your father's Ticketmaster. Under prexy-chief operating officer Sean Moriarty, the once derisively called Ticketmonster -- because of heavy-handed tactics and its perceived monopoly in the…

Randy Phillips

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As chief of AEG Live, Randy Phillips oversees the nation's second-largest concert promoter, responsible for Bon Jovi's Have a Nice Day tour, the industry's No. 7 tour; Celine Dion's "A New Day" show…

Kelly Clarkson

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Kelly Clarkson has silenced any doubters. As the first winner of "American Idol" in 2002, skeptics wondered if her career had staying power once the "Idol" spotlight turned elsewhere. But her 2003…

Shakira

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Buoyed by her hit "Hips Don't Lie," Shakira has conquered the Latin music crossover universe. A domain once owned by the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Ricky Martin, the 28-year-old Shakira Isabel…

Michael Cohl

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When Michael Cohl first uttered the phrase "global tour," regional promoters around the country blanched. The concept meant Cohl would deal directly with the acts and the venues, circumventing…

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