What do Jay-Z, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Beyoncé and Dr. Dre have in common? They have the honor of being listed on Billboard’s 2023 Power Players Most Impactful Executives in Hip-Hop and R&B with the one and only…

Walter J. Tucker, MBA’09, Media Management Alumnus

Congratulations Walter!

“A huge thanks to Billboard Magazine for honoring me as one of the power execs in R&B and  Hip-Hop. In the same week that we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of Hip-Hop, I’m truly thankful to have a career where I get to play a part in a culture that I love! I would like to acknowledge the brilliant artists, music creators and record label partners that I work with daily as well as my amazing team at Apple Music. It takes A LOT of us to get things done and I’m grateful to be a team player around so many talented, hardworking and passionate people,”
-Walter Tucker, Music Business Partnerships Lead, Hip-Hop and R&B, Apple Music

More about Walter Tucker
In his role at Apple Music, Walter J. Tucker oversees the Hip-Hop and R&B relationships with independent record labels and distribution partners. Working cross-functionally, he’s responsible for identifying and leading key partnership opportunities for independent Hip-Hop and R&B releases including but not limited to editorial pitches, Apple Music radio, marketing, original content, and strategic platform featuring.

Walter Tucker is a public speaker, has served as adjunct faculty in the MCNY School for Business and produced and presented Masters Series Classes through his LiveTheBiz organization.

This is the first time that an MCNY alum has received this honor from Billboard Magazine.  You can view the entire Billboard 2023 Power Players List HERE

Read other MCNY posts about Walter’s successful career HERE.