Steve Jobs Top Music Powergeek

Jul 17th, 2007 | By | Category: Digital Music, iPhone, iPods & Portable Media Players

Steve jobs iPhoneBlender¬†magazine has compiled a list of the players that are reshaping the music industry, the¬†Powergeek 25, and¬†Apple’s Steve Jobs¬†tops the list. ¬†

In the last few years, Jobs and Apple have innovated their way to the head of the digital media world, with the company’s iPods, iPhones, iTunes and iTunes Store.

“Music fans spend much of their day, if not their life, sitting in front of their computer, discovering and downloading music,” said Blender’s Craig Marks. “Today’s power brokers no longer work in the steel-and-glass towers of the traditional record business; instead, they’re tech geeks, bedroom bloggers and Silicon Valley visionaries.”

“The iTunes Store and the iPod have done more to change the way people listen to music than anything since the CD, and maybe since the sound recording,” added Marks.

Here’s the rest of the top “powergeeks” of the music industry….

Blender’s Top Powergeeks

  • Steve Jobs, Apple CEO
  • Tom Anderson and Chris DeWolfe, co-founders of¬†MySpace.
  • Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, two of the founders of YouTube
  • Universal Music Group chairman/CEO Doug Morris, the de facto leader of the traditional music industry’s digital music policies
  • Ryan Schreiber, who’s behind the influential music site Pitchfork.
  • Ian Rogers: Yahoo!¬† Music (music portal)
  • Martin Stinksel and Felix Miller: Last.FM (music community site)
  • Greg Bildson: LimeWire (file-sharing program)
  • Christian Schmid: RapidShare (file-hosting service)
  • Coran Capshaw: MusicToday (online ticketer and merchandiser

One Response to “Steve Jobs Top Music Powergeek”

  1. Dave says:

    I quite like this parody of Steve Jobs

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