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Rolling Stone Announces Its 50 Most Important People In EDM Culture


Rolling Stone Announces It's 50 Most Important People In EDM Culture

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.


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

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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.

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