The final choice of honorees for Billboard’s first International Power Players list represents the collective ranking and judgment of Billboard’s editors. However, we began the process of creating this list by reaching out to our global team of contributors, senior international executives (some of whom were subsequently chosen for inclusion in this feature), corporate press representatives and a host of industry sources listed below. We’re grateful for their suggestions and input.
The honorees featured represent the final judgement of Billboard editors.
Rich Bengloff, president, American Assn. of Independent Music
Scooter Braun, founder, SB Projects
Fred Bronson, author, Billboard Books; writer, American Music Awards; contributor, Billboard
Ted Chung, partner; Stampede Management
Daniel Glass, founder/CEO, Glassnote Entertainment Group
Emmanuel Legrand, journalist, Legrand Network; copyright and music publishing editor, One Movement for Music; conference coordinator, World Creator Summit; former global editor, Billboard
Steve Lewis, owner, Steve Lewis Services; former senior executive, Chrysalis Group and Virgin Music
Steve McClure, executive editor, McClureMusic.com; former Asia bureau chief, Billboard
Fran Nervkla, chairman, PPL
Peter Robinson, president, Dome Records
Harmony Samuels, U.K. songwriter/producer
Jeremy Silver, executive chairman, Semetric; author, “Digital Medieval”
Tom Silverman, founder/CEO, Tommy Boy Entertainment; executive director, New Music Seminar
Seymour Stein, CEO, Sire Records
Martin Talbot, chief executive, Official Charts Co.
Phil Waldorf, president, Dead Oceans; partner, Secretly Label Group
Adam White, former VP of communications, Universal Music Group International; former international editor-in-chief, Billboard
Patrick Zelnick, president, Naïve