"The UK music industry has undergone a transformation over the last decade, with the shift from CDs to digital downloads hugely affecting the way music is bought and sold, and file sharing impacting on retail sales. There has also been a new British invasion of the US, a notoriously tricky market to break for UK recording artists. New musicians have hit the airwaves and old sounds have been rejuvenated. The Debrett’s list shines a spotlight on the people who are making the most impact on this fast-changing industry, from the recording artists and record label executives, to the radio playlist-setters, music critics and the people changing the face of the music industry in the digital age."

The Debrett's controversial/bizarre list is as follows:


Damon Albarn


James Blake


Mark Cooper


Simon Cowell