Only 15 Women Made It On Billboard's 2017 Power 100 List
Billboard's 2017 Power 100 list has officially been revealed, and features some of the music industry's greatest "visionary label bosses, tech gurus, artist managers and media moguls."
Some of those names — from Spotify CEO and Chairman Daniel Ek (No. 1 on the list), to TMWRK Founders Kevin Kusatsu and Andrew McInnes (No. 100) — have one thing in common: the majority of them belong to men.
In fact, out of all 100 names, only 15 are those of women, none of whom made the top 10:
• Michele Anthony, Executive Vice President, Universal Music Group (13)
• Julie Greenwald, Chairman/COO, Atlantic Records (15)
• Sara Newkirk Simon, Partner/Co-Head of Music, WME (16)
• Jody Gerson, Chairman/CEO, Universal Music Publishing Group (17)
• Jennifer Breithaupt, Managing Director, Media, Advertising & Global Entertainment, Citi (29)
• Sylvia Rhone, President, Epic Records (39)
• Natalia Nastaskin, Music Leadership Team, UTA (48)
• Deborah Curtis, Vice President Global Experiential Marketing & Partnerships, American Express (59)
• Julie Swidler, Executive Vice President, Business Affairs/General Counsel, SME (60)
• Bozoma Saint John, Head of Global Consumer Marketing, iTunes/Apple Music (67)
• Elizabeth Matthews, CEO, ASCAP (68)
• Debra Lee, Chairman/CEO, BET Networks (82)
• Sarah Trahern, CEO, Country Music Association (87)
• Mary Berner, President/CEO, Cumulus Media (94)
• Michelle Jubelirer, COO, Capitol Music Group (98)
And, of these 15 women selected, only six have their own standalone slot, while the other 9 share their earned position with other men.
This list, which is compiled by "a committee of Billboard editors and reporters," takes various factors into consideration, highlighting the drastic difference between the number of men and women in power roles in the industry.
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