Billboard's 2011 Women In Music Honorees
Billboard's 2011 Women In Music Honorees
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Billboard's annual Women in Music feature recognizes the female executives who drive our business forward with vision, dedication and hard work. This year, we received nominations for nearly 200 executives, more than twice the number we had in 2010. That prompted our decision to deepen this year's list to 40 positions (which ended up being 41, due to a tie -- see the voting rules here).

This list reads like a roster of the top people in the music business who happen to be women. The range of their achievements-at labels or publishing companies, in touring or TV, in digital or branding, and elsewhere-reflects the overall impact of all the women in our industry. We once again congratulate them as we present this year's Women in Music report. See all of our 2011 Women in Music coverage here.

Women in Music Honorees Index:
Click on honoree's photo, name or title to read biographical information and more.

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Chairman/COO, Atlantic Records

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Jody Gerson
Co-president, Sony/ATV Music Publishing

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Kathy Willard
Executive VP/CFO, Live Nation Entertainment

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Livia Tortella
Co-president/COO, Warner Bros. Records

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Alexandra Patsavas
Owner, Chop Shop Music Group

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Amanda Marks
Global head of
digital accounts, Universal Music Group

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Debra Lee
BET Networks

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Brenda Romano
President of promotion, Interscope Geffen A&M Records

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Sharon Dastur
PD, WHTZ New York, Clear Channel Radio

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Melissa Lonner
NBC News senior entertainment producer, NBCUniversal

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Julie Swidler
Executive VP of business affairs/
general counsel,
Sony Music Entertainment

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Debra Rathwell
Senior VP, AEG Live

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Claudia Palmer
Executive VP/COO
of Europe, EMI
Music Publishing

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Cara Lewis
Agent/VP, William Morris Endeavor

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Ethiopia Habtemariam
Executive VP/head of urban music, Universal Music Publishing Group; senior VP, Motown Records

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Linda Newmark
Executive VP/head
of acquisitions and strategic projects, Universal Music Publishing Group

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Marsha Vlasic
Senior VP of concerts/head of contemporary rock, International Creative Management

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Andria Vidler
CEO, EMI Music
U.K. & Ireland

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Marcie Allen
President, MAC Presents

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Julie Pilat
PD, KYSR Los Angeles; assistant PD/music director, KIIS Los Angeles, Clear Channel Radio

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President/COO, peermusic

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Mamie Coleman
VP of music and production, Fox Broadcasting

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Lisa Worden
Music Director, KROQ Los Angeles, CBS Radio

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Lia Vollack
President of worldwide music, Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Jessica Steel
Executive VP of business and corporate development, Pandora Media

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Mary Ann
President, Flood, Bumstead,
McCready &

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Maureen Ford
President of venue sales, Live Nation Network

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GM, mun2

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Kelly Rich
VP of sales, marketing and interactive, Big Machine Label

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Rachelle Friedman
Co-CEO, J&R Music and Computer World; chairman, NARM

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Shannon Connolly
VP of digital music strategy, MTV Networks

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Andrea Ganis
Executive VP,
Atlantic Records

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Lynn Hazan
CFO/executive VP/GM, RED Distribution; executive VP/GM, Independent Online Distribution Alliance

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Frances Moore

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Executive VP of marketing, Epic Records

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Kate McMahon
VP of marketing,
the Messina

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Nicole George
VP of membership
for rhythm and
soul, ASCAP

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Barbara Cane
VP/GM of writer/publisher relations, BMI

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Mika El-Baz
Executive VP of publicity, RCA Records

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Marilyn Laverty
President, Shore
Fire Media

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Ellen Bligh Truley
VP of corporate relations, SESAC

Billboard Women In Music 2011: List of Nominees
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Profiles written by Ed Christman, Leila Cobo, Thom Duffy, Phil Gallo, Andrew Hampp, Kerri Mason, Benjamin Meadows-Ingram, Gail Mitchell, Melinda Newman, Cathy Applefeld Olson, Glenn Peoples, Mitchell Peters, Deborah Evans Price, Wayne Robins, Craig Rosen, Richard Smirke, Ken Tucker and Ray Waddell.