For the second consecutive year, leaders of the Latin music industry are being honored with a Billboard Power Players report that recognizes this vital and important part of the music industry. The Billboard Power Players series highlights the achievements of executives who drive our business forward with their artistic and business vision.
As with our previous Power Players reports, we began this project by inviting readers worldwide to submit nominations through Billboard.biz. We promoted the nomination process in print, online and through email. Executives in all sectors of the Latin music industry were eligible. A team of Billboard editors then reviewed every nomination, numerically ranking the nominees on the measure of their achievements in the past 12 months and their leadership in the broader industry.
In contrast to the Billboard Latin Music Awards bestowed each spring, we consider both chart performance for a 12-month period (ending July 2) and Latin market-share data from Nielsen SoundScan (as of July 24). We gave weight to executives whose primary responsibility is within the United States and who have broad oversight in their roles.
Certainly, many very accomplished nominees didn't make this list. But the choices here represent the collective ranking and judgment of Billboard's editors. Represented here once again are leaders of record labels, publishing companies and rights societies, live entertainment leaders, major Latin media companies and more. We congratulate them all as we present this year's Billboard Latin Power Players report.
LATIN POWER PLAYERS INDEX
Chairman, Universal Music Latin America/Iberian Peninsula
Raul Alarcón Jr.
President/CEO/chairman, Spanish Broadcasting System
President of Latin region, Sony Music
President, Univision Networks
President, Sony Music U.S. Latin
President, Warner Music Latin America
Senior VP, SBS Entertainment
VP of Latin talent, AEG Live/Goldenvoice
President, Universal Music Latin Entertainment
Senior VP of touring, Live Nation
Senior VP, Universal Music Publishing Group Latin America
CEO, Angelo Medina Group
Senior VP of Latin America/U.S. Latin, Sony/ATV Music Publishing
VP of Latin purchasing, sales and marketing for music, movies and books, Anderson Merchandisers
VP of Latin writer/publisher relations, BMI
Senior VP of Latin membership, ASCAP
Associate VP, SESAC Latina
Executive VP of brand partnerships, business development and digital, Universal Music Latin Entertainment
Senior executive VP, Telemundo Entertainment
President, Univision Radio