Hot Mic Artist Trending Report Vol. 50

Hot Mic Artist Trending Report Vol. 50

Theater fans, sports buffs, aspiring entrepreneurs, and country music fans will all find something they love on this week’s Artist Trending Report. Find an artist you love?? Ask an agent about national acts for the Spring Semester and your students can see the hottest artists right on campus!

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1. Julie Rice

Julie Rice is an American entrepreneur best known for co-founding the fitness phenomenon, SoulCycle. Rice served as Co-CEO at SoulCycle from 2006 to 2015 before becoming Chief Talent & Creative Officer in 2015.

Rice and her partner Elizabeth Cutler started SoulCycle in 2006 in the rear lobby of an Upper West Side dance studio found on Craigslist. Cutler and Rice grew the company to 60 studios as founders, CEO’s, and Chief Creative Officers before departing in 2016.

The pair continues to speak at CEO, business, and creativity conferences worldwide.


2. Jacob Davis

Jacob Davis is one of CMT’s 17 Artists to Watch in 2017 and Sounds Like Nashville’s New Country Artists to Watch in 2017.

Jacob has shared the stage with Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes, Billy Currington, and Kelsea Ballerini, just to name a few.


3. Ben Platt

Ben Platt is best known for starring as Benji Applebaum in Universal Pictures’ smash hit Pitch Perfect, reprising the popular role in Pitch Perfect 2, and starring in the title role of the Tony Award winning original musical Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre.

Ben won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his performance, as well as the Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance, Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead and Drama League Award, making him the youngest actor have win the coveted award. Ben was awarded an Obie for his performance as Evan Hansen as well as nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award and Drama League Award during the off-Broadway run.


4. Mike Greenberg

For 15 years, sports fans have been waking up with Mike Greenberg – half of ESPN Radio’s weekday morning Mike & Mike, the perfect sports fan complement to his ex-jock co-host former NFLer Mike Golic. Greenberg and Golic have parlayed their winning formula to team on a variety of events.

In 2007, Greenberg’s first book, Why My Wife Thinks I’m an Idiot, spent five weeks on the New York Times bestsellers list and was nominated for a Quill Award. Since then, Greenberg, along with Golic, released Mike & Mike’s Rules for Sports and Life, and in April 2013, Greenberg debuted his first novel, All You Could Ask For. In January 2015, Greenberg’s second novel, My Father’s Wives, hit stores.


5. Jack Welch

Jack Welch is one of the world’s most respected and celebrated CEOs, known for his unmatched track record of success, passion for winning, and unbridled desire to change the world for the better using his groundbreaking management practices.  He has always been defined by his love of teaching, and his commitment to building leaders and teams.

Jack is Executive Chairman of the Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University, an online MBA and Certificate program with 2,000 students from around the world. Along with his active involvement at JWMI, Jack is a senior advisor at two companies: the private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, where he helps manage dozens of businesses in a wide variety of industries, and the high-growth Internet enterprise IAC (InterActiveCorp).


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