Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Blender's Powergeek 25 - The New Music Power Brokers

Blender magazine posted their list of the 25 most powerful and influential people in the music 2.0 business...

The Powergeek 25 at Vicarious Music:

25. Pete Wentz: net-obsessed star of Fall Out Boy
24. Bob Leftsetz: The Leftsetz Letter (music business blog)
23. Eric Garland: BigChampagne (online music research firm)
22. Brett Woitunski: PureVolume (indie-punk community site)
21. Matthew Perpetua: Fluxblog (mp3 blog)
20. David Music: EMusic (online music retailer) (Note: I've got to think this is a typo and should be David Pakman)
19. Bram Cohen and Ashwin Navin: BitTorrent (file-sharing service)
18. Jason Tate: AbsolutePunk (indie-punk news and community)
17. “Oinkylicious” Alan: Oink’s Pink Palace (invite-only file sharing site)
16. Vadim Mamotin: AllOfMp3 (discount retailer)
15. Tim Quirk: Rhapsody (subscription music service)
14. Anthony Volodkin: The Hype Machine (mp3 blog aggregation)
13. Perez Hilton: PerezHilton (gossip blog)
12. Mitch Bainwol: RIAA (music business trade group)
11. Scott Lapatine: Stereogum (indie-rock blog)
10. Coran Capshaw: MusicToday (online ticketer and merchandiser)
9. Christian Schmid: RapidShare (file-hosting service)
8. Greg Bildson: LimeWire (file-sharing program)
7. Martin Stinksel and Felix Miller: Last.FM (music community site)
6. Ian Rogers: Yahoo! Music (music portal)
5. Ryan Schreiber: Pitchfork (indie-rock magazine)
4. Doug Morris: Universal Music Group (recording company)
3. Chad Hurley and Steve Chen: YouTube (video-sharing site)
2. Tom Anderson and Chris Dewolfe: MySpace (social-networking site)
1. Steve Jobs: Apple (Technology corporation)

I didn't make it this year... but there is always next time. :-)

UPDATE: I may not be on the list... but I can take solace in the fact that The ListeNerd has dubbed me a "music 2.0 overlord" (or was he referring to Jobs?). Not sure if that is meant as a compliment or not, but it sounds like good t-shirt fodder nonetheless. (smile)

1 comment:

Paul said...

Interesting list -but with some omissions - Tim Westergren - especially with his leading the fight against the CRB, Robert Kaye with MusicBrainz, and Brian Zisk who runs the FMC