Dave Rene, Interscope, A&R
Interscope's A&R man for dance music has a stacked roster: Nero, Zedd and Eva Simons, not to mention Will.i.am, who's done as much to popularize EDM as anybody. Rene's management style is hands-on; an impressed Nero told an interviewer: "We're one team. We all do everything together, everyone is part of the marketing, everyone is part of the video decisions." Interscope is also behind the Divergent soundtrack, which functions as an EDM primer thanks to tracks by Skrillex, Zedd, and Pretty Lights.