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List of famous male music executives, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male music executives list contains the most prominent and top males known for being music executives. There are thousand of males working as music executives in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic music executives have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a music executive then the people below should give you inspiration.

This list below has a variety of people in it, from Jim Stewart to Jeff Rabhan.

While this isn't a list of all male music executives, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male music executives?" and "Who are the best male music executives?"
Usher is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Music Executives
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Usher Terry Raymond IV is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor. He rose to fame in the late 1990s with the release of his second album My Way, which spawned his first U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit, "Nice & Slow". The album has been certified 6-times platinum by the Recording ...more

Age: 38

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Record producer, Businessperson, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, Actor, + more

Credits: Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Fast & Furious 6, The Hangover, The Internship

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Dr. Dre is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Music Executives
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Andre Romelle Young, known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American record producer, rapper and entrepreneur. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics. Dre was previously the co-owner of, and an artist on, Death Row Records. He has produced albums for and ...more

Age: 52

Birthplace: Compton, California, United States of America

Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper, Entrepreneur, Musician, + more

Credits: Training Day, Bridesmaids, This Is the End, Grand Theft Auto V

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#55 on The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s

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#8 on The Greatest Rappers of All Time

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David Geffen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Music Executives
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David Lawrence Geffen is an American business magnate, producer, film studio executive, and philanthropist. Geffen created or co-created Asylum Records in 1970, Geffen Records in 1980, and DGC Records in 1990. He was one of the three founders of DreamWorks SKG in 1994. His donations to the David ...more

Age: 74

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Record producer, Businessperson, Theatrical producer, Television producer, Film Producer, + more

Credits: Little Shop of Horrors, Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles, Beetlejuice

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R. Kelly is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Music Executives
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Robert Sylvester Kelly, known professionally as R. Kelly, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, rapper and former professional basketball player. A native of Chicago, Illinois, often referred to as the King of R&B, Kelly began performing during the late 1980s and debuted in 1992 with ...more

Age: 50

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Film Producer, + more

Credits: Life, Sparkle, Fade to Black, Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 1-12, Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 13-22, + more

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#45 on The Greatest R&B Artists and Bands of All Time

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