The 20 most powerful celebrity makers of 2008

The music PR legend Barbara Charon and others reveal their secrets

The music PR legend Barbara Charone was on the cover of the Observer Magazine of 22 June 2008 along with her business partner Moira Bellas and their clients Mark Ronson and Rufus Wainwright, as part of its list of the ‘20 most powerful celebrity makers’.

That year alone we credited Charone with the return of Madonna and her album Hard Candy, the revival of Neil Diamond, the launch of Duffy and the elevation of Ronson from ‘expat gadabout DJ into Brit-winning platinum-selling artist’.

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