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

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No. 13
Claudia Palmer

Executive VP/COO of Europe, EMI Music Publishing
Twitter: @emimusicpub

In the past year, EMI Music Publishing in Europe has continued to reap the benefits of a Pan-European restructuring overseen by executive VP/ COO Claudia Palmer, which has resulted in increased revenue and growth, EMI says. On the creative side, Palmer cites Swedish DJ Avicii (who shares a writing credit on Leona Lewis' "Collide" single) and Chilly Gonzales (whose "Never Stop" soundtracked the global launch of the iPad) as two artists who have directly benefited from a "better-connected, faster and more flexible organization." Palmer also leads EMI Music Publishing's worldwide production music business and has strengthened its content development, sales and technology operation. She has played an active role in development of the multi-company Global Repertoire Database, a cross-sector licensing initiative. "We're taking EMI Music Publishing to a whole new level and I think we're now the most modern music publisher out there," Palmer says.

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