50 Most Important People in EDM

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

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Maria May, Creative Artists Agency, Senior Agent

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Maria May's roots in dance and electronic music run deep, with nearly 20 years under her belt representing DJs and producers including David Guetta, Paul Oakenfold, and 2manydjs, as well as less flashy, more quirky artists like Hercules & Love Affair and Róisín Murphy. It's little surprise, then, that May was tapped by CAA in 2012 to lead the high-powered Hollywood talent titan's expansion into dance music. The veteran agent currently sits on the board of advisors of the Association For Electronic Music (AFEM), a trade body created last year that reads like a roll call of the industry's behind-the-scenes heavyweights. Under CAA head of music Rob Light, May and her team have developed her division into a crucial EDM player, with a roster including Guetta, Empire of the Sun, Pretty Lights, Skream, and Jamie Jones.

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