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