Scott Borchetta Named One of the Most “Disruptive” People

Big Machine Label Group President and CEO Scott Borchetta was named as one of “10 People That Totally Changed The Industry in 2012” in a special report by Digital Music News.

According to the news site, Borchetta “had a deliciously disruptive 2012. Big Machine is now inking some groundbreaking, direct licensing deals with major radio conglomerates, and chipping away at a decades-old legacy of extreme radio royalty complication. He’s also shown the chutzpah to thumb his nose at Spotify, while maximizing revenue through deals that emphasize full album sales.”

Others to make the list include Jeff Price (former CEO of TuneCore), Daniel EK (CEO of Spotify), Ellen Shipley (songwriter), Brian Zisk (SF MusicTech Summit), Daniel Glass (Glassnote Records), PSY (artist), Axel Dauchez (CEO of Deezer), Rich Bengloff (President of A2IM), Jimmy Iovine,  Dr. Dre and David Lowery.

In 2012, BMLG had the biggest album debut in over a decade with Taylor Swift‘s RED, marketed and distributed music for ABC’s Nashville, entered into a performance royalty rights agreement with Clear Channel and Entercom, formed partnership with General Mills and Feeding America called Outnumber Hunger and achieved multiple No. 1 singles for its roster of artists including Taylor Swift, Brantley Gilbert, Eli Young Band, Rascal Flatts, Martina McBride, Greg Bates, The Band Perry and Florida Georgia Line.

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