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OBSERVER'S L.A. POWER 25: THE MUSIC GUYS

Michael Rapino and Lucian Grainge represent for the biz on the Observer's latest L.A. Power 25.

The Live Nation chief is hailed as a "visionary" who "has utterly dominated the live music space"; his inaugural Live Nation Awards, due 10/1, gets a shout-out. 

UMG topper Grainge, meanwhile, in addition to his lordly marketshare, gets props as an "evangelist" for paid streaming.

Non-music luminaries on the list include Steven Spielberg, Casey WassermanJeffrey KatzenbergEli BroadBrangelina,  Ellen DeGeneresElon MuskMarvel chief Kevin FeigeShonda RhimesMagic JohnsonJ.J. Abrams, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and a panoply of movie-studio heads and agency peeps. You can see the whole list here.

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