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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…

Michael W. Smith

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If there were a poster artist for Contemporary Christian music, it would undoubtedly be Michael W. Smith. His reign as the industry leader has continued uninterrupted for nearly 25 years and shows no…

George Wein

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Widely dubbed the "Father of Festivals," jazz impresario and professional pianist George Wein filled a void when he bowed the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in 1970. When jazz enthusiasts and…

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…

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…

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