Billboard releases Women in Music Power Players list
Published: November 30, 2012 12:12PM
Updated: November 30, 2012 12:14PM
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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 Greenwald
Chairman/COO, Atlantic Records Group

2. Jody Gerson
Co-President, Sony/ATV Music Publishing

3. Kathy Willard
Executive VP/CFO, Live Nation Entertainment

4. Julie Swidler
Executive VP of Business Affairs/General Counsel, Sony Music Entertainment

5. Debra Rathwell
Senior VP, AEG Live

6. Lia Vollack
President, Worldwide Music; Executive VP, Theatrical, Sony Pictures Entertainment

7. Melissa Lonner
Senior Producer, NBC News and Sports

8. Sharon Dastur
Programming Director, Z-100, Clear Channel Media & Entertainment

9. Brenda Romano
President, Promotion, Interscope Geffen A&M

10. Livia Tortella
Co-President/COO, Warner Bros. Records

11. Amanda Marks
Global Head of Digital Accounts, Universal Music Group

12. Debra Lee
Chairman/CEO, BET Networks

13. Julie Pilat
Program Director, KYSR Los Angeles; Assistant PD/Music Director, KIIS Los Angeles, Clear Channel Radio

14. Carole Kinzel
Agent, Creative Artists Agency

15. Jackie Wilgar
Executive VP of Marketing, North America, Live Nation Entertainment

16. Marsha Vlasic
Senior VP of Concerts & Head of Contemporary Rock, ICM Partners

17. Cara Lewis
Agent, Creative Artists Agency

18. Tifanie Van Laar-Frever
Senior Buyer, Walmart

19. Ethiopia Habtemariam
Executive VP/Head of Urban Music, Universal Music Publishing; Senior VP, Motown Records

20. Bozoma Saint John
Director, Cultural Branding, Music and Entertainment, PepsiCo

21. Linda Newmark
Executive VP/Head of Acquisitions and Strategic Products, Universal Music Publishing Group

22. Melissa Ormond
President, MSG Entertainment

23. Sara Newkirk
Partner, William Morris Endeavor

24. (TIE) Alexandra Patsavas
Owner, Chop Shop Music Group

24. (TIE) Andria Vidler
CEO, EMI Music U.K.

25. Zahavah Levine
Director of Content Partnerships, Google Play/Android

26. Diana Mogollón
GM, mun2

27. Kelly Rich
Senior VP of Marketing, Sales and Interactive, Big Machine Label Group

28. Marcie Allen
President, MAC Presents

29. Kathy Spanberger
President/COO, peermusic

30. Lisa Worden
Assistant PD/Music Director, KROQ Los Angeles, CBS Radio

31. Mary Ann McCready
President, Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy

32. Jennifer Breithaupt
Senior VP, Entertainment Marketing, Citi

33. Amy Doyle
Executive VP, Music and Talent, MTV

34. Alison Donald
Co-President, Columbia Records U.K.

35. Lynn Hazan
GM/CFO, Epic Records

36. Amy Schriefer
Senior Product Manager – Music, NPR

37. Carla Wallace
Co-Owner/GM, Big Yellow Dog Music

38. Kate Des Enfants McMahon
VP/Senior Director of Marketing, The Messina Group/AEG Live

39. Anjula Acharia-Bath
CEO, Desi Hits

40. Beka Tischker
Producer/Writer Manager, Advanced Alternative Media