Billboard's 2014 International Power Players List
For the first time, leaders from the international music business are honored with a Billboard Power Players report, presented here (being rolled out over three days Jan 29 -31) in association with MIDEM, the leading international event for the global music business.

Nearly two-thirds of the trade value of music sold in physical form, and more than 40% sold through digital channels, is generated outside the United States, according to IFPI, the global music business trade group. Seven of the top ten live music promoters of 2013, according to Billboard Boxscore data, are based outside the United States. When it comes to market growth, IFPI in 2013 reported increases in nine of the world’s top 20 international markets, while the United States had a modest slide.

Billboard’s Power Players series highlights the achievements of executives who drive our business forward with their artistic and business vision. To compile this list, Billboard reached out to numerous sources with international perspective and experience, and also tapped our global team of contributing writers. We asked them to identify executives who have substantial responsibility for business outside the United States (in some cases in addition to domestic responsibilities) and who have had the most power to drive change in their area of business.

Billboard.biz will be rolling out this list of fifty International Power Players over the next three days (Jan. 29 – 31) in alphabetical order. Congratulations to all the executives from across the globe who are driving our business forward.

 

 

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INTERNATIONAL POWER PLAYERS LIST



AEG LIVE
ROB HALLETT
THOMAS MISERENDINO
JOHN CAPPO



APPLE
OLIVER SCHUSSER

 



ASSN. OF INDEPENDENT MUSIC
ALISON WENHAM

 



AVEX
MAX MATSUURA
HAJI TANIGUCHI

 



BBC RADIO 1
GEORGE ERGATOUDIS



BEGGARS GROUP
MARTIN MILLS
EDWARD PETO



BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT
HARTWIG MASUCH
FRED CASIMIR

 



BUDWEISER SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT
CAMILO DURANA



CIE
ALEJANDRO SOBERON KURI
GEORGE GONZALES



COCA-COLA
EMMANUEL SEUGE
JOE BELLIOTTI

 



DEEZER
AXEL DAUCHEZ



DESI HITS!
ANJULA ACHARIA-BATH



GOOD SOLDIER
CHRISTIAN TATTERSFIELD



GOOGLE
ROBERT KYNCL
ZAHAVAH LEVINE



IMPALA
HELEN SMITH



IFPI
FRANCES MOORE



KOBALT MUSIC GROUP
WILLARD AHDRITZ
RICHARD SANDERS
PAUL HITCHMAN
HANS VAN BERKEL



LIVE NATION
JOHN REID
MICHAEL COPPEL
ALAN RIDGEWAY



MASTERCARD GLOBAL
RAJA RAJAMANNAR



MERLIN
CHARLES CALDAS



MODEST! MANAGEMENT
RICHARD GRIFFITHS & HARRY MAGEE



MUSHROOM GROUP
MICHAEL GUDINSKI



NETTWORK MUSIC GROUP
TERRY MCBRIDE



PEPSI
FRANK COOPER



PIAS
KENNY GATES
MICHAEL LAMBOT



SONY/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING
GUY MOOT
GUY HENDERSON



SONY MUSIC LATIN
AFO VERDE



SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
DENNIS KOOKER



SONY MUSIC INTERNATIONAL
EDGAR BERGER



SONY MUSIC AUSTRALIA
DENIS HANDLIN



SONY MUSIC U.K.
NICK GATFIELD



SOUNDCLOUD
ALEXANDER LJUNG



SPOTIFY
DANIEL EK
GUSTAVO DIAMENT
SUNITA KAUR
JEFF LEVICK



SYCO ENTERTAINMENT
SIMON COWELL



TIME 4 FUN
FERNANDO ALTERIO



UNIVERSAL MUSIC INTERNATIONAL
MAX HOLE


UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP
PASCAL NÈGRE

 

 


UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP
ROB WELLS

 

 


UNIVERSAL MUSIC LATIN
JESUS LOPEZ

 

 


UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING
PAUL CONNOLLY

 

 


UNIVERSAL MUSIC U.K.
DAVID JOSEPH

 

 


VEVO
RIO CARAEFF
ALEXANDER KISCH

 

 


VIACOM
ROBERT BAKISH

 

 


WARNER MUSIC INTERNATIONAL
STU BERGEN

 

 


WARNER MUSIC LATIN
IÑIGO ZABALA

 

 


WARNER MUSIC U.K.
MAX LOUSADA

 

 


WARNER/ CHAPPELL
RICHARD MANNERS

 

 


WATANABE GROUP
MISA WATANABE

 

 


XIX ENTERTAINMENT
SIMON FULLER

 

 


YG ENTERTAINMENT
YANG HYUN-SUK

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