Digital data today drives every aspect of the $19.1 billion global music business, in the torrent of information produced by music streaming, the insights offered by online ticket sales, the royalties earned by songwriters and publishers and more. Billboard’s annual Digital Power Players report highlights the work of those responsible for driving the success of the music business through the use of digital data. We’ve chosen executives from streaming services, music groups and record labels; distributors and music publishers; radio chains and social media platforms; promoters and booking agents; performing rights organizations and trade groups; and more. Whatever their industry sector, everyone involved in the music business is living through an era in which the speed of change is unprecedented. It was less than five years ago that IFPI, the recording industry’s global trade group, reported that digital music sales had surpassed physical sales for the first time. IFPI reported in April that total global music sales for 2018 had reached $19.1 billion, a 9.7% rise over the previous year and the highest rate of growth since it started tracking the market in 1997. Driving that growt...