Billboard's 2011 Women In Music Honorees
Billboard's 2011 Women In Music Honorees

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No. 16
Linda Newmark

Executive VP/head of acquisitions and strategic projects, Universal Music Publishing Group
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The year's highlights are many for Linda Newmark, executive VP/head of acquisitions and strategic projects for Universal Music Publishing Group, who has been involved in a wide array of deals. She signed administration deals with film composer James Newtown Howard for his existing and future works and an agreement covering the works of jazz artist Joe Zawinul. She has supervised the acquisition of the catalog of reggae artist Frederick "Toots" Hibbert, signed a co-publishing agreement with dance/electronic artist and film composer BT (real name Brian Transeau), oversaw a significant multi-year digital print licensing agreement for UMPG's catalog and oversaw a multi-year print and rental rights representation agreement for Leonard Bernstein Music Publishing (co-owned by UMPG). Newmark says one of the things she likes about her job is that it lets her be involved in a diverse array of music and interact in all areas of the company's catalog. "Within the last year I have been involved in a lot of different deals, from current music to more specialized areas, like Christian, to classical, to our production music division. Being involved in the diverse array is great."

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