Billboard Names Him Power Player

Ryan Payne ’10

Billboard Magazine named Ryan Payne ’10 among its 2019 Branding Power Players. Payne is head of marketing and branding for Glassnote Entertainment Group. In recognizing him, Billboard wrote that for Mumford & Sons’ latest album, Delta, Payne struck a partnership with National Geographic and got access to its video archive. He selected footage for an album-length film, which was synched to the music on Delta. The film showed in theaters worldwide just before the album’s release, and within weeks the footage went online. Delta became the band’s third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. Payne, who studied business administration, lives in New York with wife Mary Pawlina Payne ’10.

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