What is PeekScore?: PeekScore is a rank from 1 to 10, assigned to every person. The higher someone’s score, the “more important” they are on the web. In calculating your PeekScore and updating it often, PeekYou takes into account your known presence and activity on the Internet, including but not limited to; your blogging, participation in social networks, the number of your friends, followers, or readers, the amount of web content you create, and your prominence in the news. For first time visitors a more in-depth explanation of what the PeekScore is, and how to increase your own, can be found by clicking through here.
Back in January, Billboard Magazine compiled and published what they called The Power 100; their list of who they’d determined to be the 100 most powerful people (or pairs of people) in the music industry.
In recent years, the nature of the business, and the sorts of folks who hold power within it have changed quite a lot. You can read Billboard’s assorted takes on all of that, as well as the whole Power 100 list by clicking the highlighted link here.
What does this have to do with PeekYou and PeekScores? Well, if you’ve not already guessed we’ll tell you. We’ve decided to take the top 25 entries from Billboard’s Power 100 and analyze and compare not their various powers within the music industry, but instead their assorted impacts and presences here in our beloved World Wide Web. Simply, using the PeekScore scale we’re taking a look at these music moguls’ digital footprints (an explanation of which can be found above, or more in-depth by clicking through here).
The folks topping our list should surprise no one, as they’re two of the biggest pop stars on the planet (in addition to their wielding power within the greater industry). But even once we descend the list and begin to observe cyber-impacts more approaching those of mere mortals, the PeekScores remain on the rather healthy side. Some of these folks have a social media presence, but mostly the scores are as robust as they are due to the routine coverage in the music and finance trades people in their positions of influence tend to receive.
Quick disclaimer: While we’re only looking at the top 25 slots from Billboard’s list today, our list is a bit longer due to Billboard including the occasional pair of folks on theirs. We’ve indicated where an individual is a part of a pair, and with whom they share their power.
||Beyoncé Knowles (listed w/ Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter)||Artist, Co-founder – Roc Nation; House of Dereon||10.00 / 10.00|
||Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter (listed w/ Beyoncé Knowles)||Artist, Co-founder – Roc Nation; House of Dereon||9.96 / 10.00|
||Jimmy Iovine||Co-Founder – Interscope Geffen A&M Records; Beats by Dre||8.23 / 10.00|
||Bryan “Birdman” Williams (listed w/ Ronald “Slim” Williams)||Co-founder/Co-CEO – Cash Money Records||8.13 / 10.00|
||John Hogan||President CEO – Clear Channel Media and Entertainment||8.11 / 10.00|
||Rob Stringer (listed w/ Steve Barnett)||Chairman/CEO – Columbia Records||8.10 / 10.00|
||Ronald “Slim” Williams (listed w/ Bryan “Birdman” Williams)||Co-founder/Co-CEO – Cash Money Records||8.09 / 10.00|
||Randy Phillips||President/CEO – AEG Live||8.07 / 10.00|
||Eddy Cue (listed with Robert Kondrk)||Senior VP of Internet Software and Services – Apple||8.06 / 10.00|
||Coran Capshaw||Founder Partner – Red Light Management, Star Hill Presents; ATO Records, TBD Records||8.02 / 10.00|
||Barry Weiss||Chairman/CEO – Universal Republic & Island Def Jam||8.02 / 10.00|
||Steve Barnett (listed w/ Rob Stringer)||Chairman/COO – Columbia Records||8.01 / 10.00|
||Dan Mason||President/CEO – CBS Radio||7.99 / 10.00|
||Frank Cooper||Chief Marketing Officer of Global Consumer Engagement – PepsiCo||7.92 / 10.00|
||Irving Azoff||Chairman; Chairman/CEO – Live Nation Entertainment; Front Line Management Group||7.87 / 10.00|
||Doug Morris||CEO – Sony Music Entertainment||7.80 / 10.00|
||Bob Pittman||CEO – Clear Channel Media||7.76 / 10.00|
||Lyor Cohen||Chairman/CEO of Recorded Music – Warner Music Group||7.57 / 10.00|
||Tim Leiweke||President/CEO – Anschutz Entertainment Group||7.57 / 10.00|
||Len Blavatnik||Owner – Warner Music Group||7.48 / 10.00|
||Roger Faxon||CEO – EMI Group||7.26 / 10.00|
||Arthur Fogel||Chairman of Global Touring -Live Nation Entertainment||7.22 / 10.00|
||Rob Light||Managing Partner/Head of Music – Creative Artists Agency||7.21 / 10.00|
||Lucian Grainge||Chairman/CEO – Universal Music Group||7.18 / 10.00|
||Michael Rapino||CEO – Live Nation Entertainment||7.17 / 10.00|
||Emmanuel Seuge||Head of Global Sports and Entertainment Marketing – Coca-Cola||7.15 / 10.00|
||Marc Geiger||Head of Music – William Morris Agency||7.12 / 10.00|
||Martin Bandier||Chairman/CEO – Sony/ATV Music Publishing||7.10 / 10.00|
||Robert Kondrk (listed with Eddy Cue)||Senior Director – Apple||6.99 / 10.00|