As we celebrate the U.K. music scene, we also acknowledge an exec who emerged from that scene to become a leading light globally. WMG CEO of Recorded Music Max Lousada brings a deft balance of music chops and biz vision to his gig, and the company’s recent triumphs—including its first-ever $6 billion fiscal year—reflect his thoughtful, forward-looking approach. Among other things, Lousada is currently celebrating the runaway success of the new single by Warner RecordsDua Lipa. Even so, we suspect he’d prefer to minimize his contact with us.