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List of famous music executives, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top music executives in the world? This includes the most prominent music executives, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable music executives is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic music executives were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned music executives.

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From reputable, prominent, and well known music executives to the lesser known music executives of today, these are some of the best professionals in the music executive field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous music executives ever?" and "What are the names of famous music executives?" then you're in the right place. (139 items)
Usher is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous 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

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Dr. Dre is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous 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

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David Geffen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous 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

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R. Kelly is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous 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

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