Yovich, 45, oversaw a “transformative” shift to mobile digital ticketing, redesigning the company’s websites in 18 countries and 16 different languages. During his tenure, Ticketmaster International has launched in 10 new markets and doubled ticket sales. “Mobile conversion also has seen double-digit growth,” says Yovich. “The future is mobile.”
Most Important Issue: “There are two: sustainability and gender equality.”
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Methodology: Executives who publicly self-identify as LGBTQ were chosen by editors based on factors including, but not limited to, nominations by peers, colleagues and superiors at selected music companies. In addition to nominations, editors weigh impact on consumer behavior as measured by metrics such as chart, sales and streaming performance; social media impressions; career trajectory; and overall impact in the music industry, using data available as of June 6.
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This article originally appeared in the Aug. 10 issue of Billboard.