Billboard announced today that for a third consecutive year, Julie Greenwald, Chairman and COO of Atlantic Records, has topped its Women in Music Power Players list, and for the second straight year, Jody Gerson, Co-President of Sony/ATV Music, and Kathy Willard,Executive Vice President and CFO of Live Nation Entertainment, claimed the second and third spots respectively.
Katy Perry was named the Billboard Woman of the Year, and Carly Rae Jepsen was honored as the Billboard Rising Star.
The ranked Power Players list of the top female music industry executives and the interviews with the artist honorees are revealed in the Billboard Women in Music issue, which hits newsstands today. The 2012 Billboard Women in Music Power Players List: 1. Julie GreenwaldChairman/COO, Atlantic Records Group 2. Jody GersonCo-President, Sony/ATV Music Publishing 3. Kathy WillardExecutive VP/CFO, Live Nation Entertainment 4. Julie SwidlerExecutive VP of Business Affairs/General Counsel, Sony Music Entertainment 5. Debra RathwellSenior VP, AEG Live 6. Lia VollackPresident, Worldwide Music; Executive VP, Theatrical, Sony Pictures Entertainment 7. Melissa LonnerSenior Producer, NBC News and Sports 8. Sharon DasturProgramming Director, Z-100, Clear Channel Media & Entertainment 9. Brenda RomanoPresident, Promotion, Interscope Geffen A&M 10. Livia TortellaCo-President/COO, Warner Bros. Records 11. Amanda MarksGlobal Head of Digital Accounts, Universal Music Group 12. Debra LeeChairman/CEO, BET Networks 13. Julie PilatProgram Director, KYSR Los Angeles; Assistant PD/Music Director, KIIS Los Angeles, Clear Channel Radio 14. Carole KinzelAgent, Creative Artists Agency 15. Jackie WilgarExecutive VP of Marketing, North America, Live Nation Entertainment 16. Marsha VlasicSenior VP of Concerts & Head of Contemporary Rock, ICM Partners 17. Cara LewisAgent, Creative Artists Agency 18. Tifanie Van Laar-FreverSenior Buyer, Walmart 19. Ethiopia HabtemariamExecutive VP/Head of Urban Music, Universal Music Publishing; Senior VP, Motown Records 20. Bozoma Saint JohnDirector, Cultural Branding, Music and Entertainment, PepsiCo 21. Linda NewmarkExecutive VP/Head of Acquisitions and Strategic Products, Universal Music Publishing Group 22. Melissa OrmondPresident, MSG Entertainment 23. Sara NewkirkPartner, William Morris Endeavor 24. (TIE) Alexandra PatsavasOwner, Chop Shop Music Group 24. (TIE) Andria VidlerCEO, EMI Music U.K. 25. Zahavah LevineDirector of Content Partnerships, Google Play/Android 26. Diana MogollónGM, mun2 27. Kelly RichSenior VP of Marketing, Sales and Interactive, Big Machine Label Group 28. Marcie AllenPresident, MAC Presents 29. Kathy SpanbergerPresident/COO, peermusic 30. Lisa WordenAssistant PD/Music Director, KROQ Los Angeles, CBS Radio 31. Mary Ann McCreadyPresident, Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy 32. Jennifer BreithauptSenior VP, Entertainment Marketing, Citi 33. Amy DoyleExecutive VP, Music and Talent, MTV 34. Alison DonaldCo-President, Columbia Records U.K. 35. Lynn HazanGM/CFO, Epic Records 36. Amy SchrieferSenior Product Manager – Music, NPR 37. Carla WallaceCo-Owner/GM, Big Yellow Dog Music 38. Kate Des Enfants McMahonVP/Senior Director of Marketing, The Messina Group/AEG Live 39. Anjula Acharia-BathCEO, Desi Hits 40. Beka TischkerProducer/Writer Manager, Advanced Alternative Media