Backbeat: Marsha Vlasic, Marcie Allen, Jody Gerson, Julie Pilat, Many More at Billboard's Women in Music Ceremony
Backbeat: Marsha Vlasic, Marcie Allen, Jody Gerson, Julie Pilat, Many More at Billboard's Women in Music Ceremony

Nearly all of Billboard's Women in Music honorees take the stage during Friday's ceremony with editorial director Bill Werde kneeling, center (Photo: Michael Seto)

Billboard's annual Women in Music ceremony draws an incredible crowd every year, and today's was certainly no exception. People came to honor Woman of the Year Katy Perry and Rising Star Carly Rae Jepsen and hear performances by Cher Lloyd and Hunter Hayes, but especially to recognize their colleagues and friends in our annual top female executives list, which was topped for the third consecutive year by Atlantic Records Group co-chairman/COO Julie Greenwald.

Billboard's Women In Music 2012 Honorees: See the Full List

Sony CEO Doug Morris with honoree Julie Swidler (Photo: Michael Seto)

In addition to a majority of the executive honorees, in the house were Sony Music Entertainment CEO Doug Morris; Sony/ATV chairman/CEO Martin Bandier; Atlantic co-chairman/CEO Craig Kallman along with Andrea Ganis and Sheila Richman; Capitol's Greg Thompson (who got a shout-out from Katy Perry during her acceptance speech) Dominic Pandiscia and Dennis Reese; Clear Channel's Tom Poleman; Warner Bros.' Stu Bergen; Roadrunner/Fueled by Ramen chief Mike Easterlin; ASCAP's Karen Sherry, Alexandra Lioutikoff and Erik Philbrook; BMI's Alison Smith and Phil Graham; MSG/Fuse's Liana Huth, Tricia O'Leary and Melissa Ormond; Epic's Lauren Ceradini; Columbia's Jacqueline Saturn; Interscope's Jennifer Frommer; Goodman Marketing's Karen Goodman; attorney Erica Moreira; Sgt. Corrin Campbell of the US Army's music program; singer Ciara and many more.

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Carly Rae Jepsen (left), Billboard's Rising Star of 2012, with 604 Records' Kesi Smyth (Photo: Michael Seto)

From left: ASCAP's Alexandra Lioutikoff, honoree Jody Gerson of Sony/ATV, Erica Moreira of AMP Law
(Photo: Michael Seto)

Katy Perry takes a look at Billboard's Women in Music issue (Photo: Michael Seto)

Atlantic's Craig Kallman (left) with Sony/ATV chief Martin Bandier (Photo: Michael Seto)

ICM's Marsha Vlasic (left) with MAC Presents' Marcie Allen (Photo: Michael Seto)

Katy Perry (left), Billboard's 2012 Women of the Year, with Prometheus Global Media CEO Dottie Mattison (Photo: Arnold Turner)

An MSG/Fuse power trio, from left: Liana Huth, Tricia O'Leary, Melissa Ormond (Photo: Michael Seto)

KYSR/KIIS' Julie Pilat with new friend (Photo: Michael Seto)

Atlantic's Andrea Ganis (left) with honoree Carole Kinzel of CAA (Photo: Michael Seto)

Billboard Publisher Tommy Page and Sharon Dastur, PD of Z100/New York (Photo: Arnold Turner)

Universal Music Publishing Group's Linda Newmark with Billboard's Bill Werde (Photo: Arnold Turner)

Katy Perry flanked by her parents (Photo: Michael Seto)

BMI's Alison Smith and Phil Graham (Photo: Michael Seto)

Ciara with ASCAP's Karen Sherry (Photo: Michael Seto)