Billboard's 2011 Women In Music Honorees
Billboard's 2011 Women In Music Honorees

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No. 24
Lia Vollack

President of worldwide music, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Website: Sonypictures.com
Twitter: @sonypictures

Responsible for more than $60 million of music licensing, administration and soundtrack decisions, Lia Vollack works on some 30 film projects per year. Her year began with the Academy Award campaign for Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross' score for "The Social Network" and ended with "Arthur Christmas" and its co-promotion of Justin Bieber's Christmas album, Under the Mistletoe. "Of the 13 years I have worked at Sony," Vollack says, "the film and music industries are at a far more interesting time now. The types of opportunities to [cross-promote] music, books and films-we weren't able to do them a few years ago." Vollack is again working with Reznor and Ross on their next score, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo." The soundtrack album will be released by Reznor's label with physical distribution by RED; Sony Pictures' Madison Gate label will handle digital in the United States while Mute will release it overseas. "Now that content owners are the distributors, it's easier to ultimately see a profit on smaller numbers," she says.

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