Shirley Halperin

Shirley Halperin is the news director of Billboard and the music editor of The Hollywood Reporter.


Billboard's First Hitmakers Roundtable: 7 of Music's Top Creatives and Influencers on the State of Pop, 10-Second Attention Spans and the Song of the Summer

To assess the ­current state of pop and the market forces that shape it, Billboard gathered seven top creatives and influencers for its first Hitmakers Roundtable. The players: Mike Posner, Julia Michaels, Kid Kelly, Ron Perry, Mike Caren, Wendy Goldstein, and Chris Anokute. The septet, nearly all of whom have worked with one another in some capacity, sat down to talk shop and trade war ­stories.