Maria May (GB)
Her roots in dance and electronic music run deep, with nearly 20 years under her belt representing DJs and producers including David Guetta, Frankie Knuckles, Paul Oakenfold, David Morales and Soulwax/ 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 expanding global team have developed her division into a crucial player, with a roster including Guetta, Nicky Romero, Robin Shulz, Oliver Heldens, Pretty Lights, Skream, Jamie Jones and Sam Smith and emerging artists like Francesca Lombardo, Cosmic Top Secret, Sam Feldt & Zak Samuel.