Rolling Stone has just announced their 50 most important people in EDM culture. The list is representative of both artists and industry/business folks that are a big part of the scene.
The list begins at 50, with Thristian Richards and Blaise Bellville, the founders of the Boiler Room mix show series. From that point forward, some notable mentions include James Murphy from LCD Soundsystem/DFA Records, Kathryn Frazier from Biz3 Publicity and OWSLA, and disco legend Nile Rodgers, who's recent work with Daft Punk, Avicii, and Tensnake has re-launched his career as electronic music excels in popularity.
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The top 10 is fairly industry heavy, with James Barton, President of Live Nation's electronic music division, Pasquale Rotella, founder and CEO of Insomniac Events, and Robert Sillerman, founder of SFX Entertainment, rounding out the top three. The first artist in the top 10 is BBC Essential Mix DJ Pete Tong coming in at #7, followed by Skrillex at #8.
Here is the complete top 10.
01. James Barton, Live Nation, President of Electronic Music
02. Pasquale Rotella, Insomniac Events, Founder/CEO
03. Robert Sillerman, SFX Entertainment, Founder
04. Joel Zimmerman, William Morris Endeavor, Head of Global Electronic Music
05. Paul Morris, Founder/President, AM Only
06. Russell Faibisch, Ultra Music Festival, Founder
07. Pete Tong, BBC DJ
08. Skrillex, DJ/Owner of OWSLA Records
09. Steve Wynn - CEO Of Wynn Resorts Las Vegas
10. Amy Thompson - Manager, Swedish House Mafia/Music Director For Light Nightclub
You can view the complete list here.