For the fifth consecutive year, Billboard's special feature Women In Music will identify the women making a difference in the music business. And for the first time, we invite our readers to offer their nominations at The deadline for nominations is Monday, Aug. 31.

Women In Music is an annual report in Billboard's Power Players series, as well as an invitation-only breakfast this fall to honor the top women of the year, as selected by Billboard. It recognizes women executives who drive our business forward with their vision, dedication and hard work.

Women executives in all aspects of the music industry are eligible. Women who make their living primarily as artists and/or songwriters are not eligible unless they own their recordings or songs and act in a business or executive capacity to market them.

Billboard editors will choose among the nominees by considering their achievements in the past 12 months, the numeric measurement of those achievements, and their leadership within the broader industry, as described in their nomination.

To learn about sponsorship opportunities for Billboard's Women In Music breakfast, contact Kim Griffiths at