50 Most Important People in EDM

The movers, shakers and speaker-quakers shaping dance in 2014

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Dave Rene, Interscope, A&R

Dave Rene
Courtesy of Dave Rene

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.

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